You guys. I'm in hair hell right now. I stopped in a new salon yesterday because I had a spare 3 hours without kids, so I figured I'd get my hair trimmed. While there the stylist talked me into fixing my color.... You see, I had gone to a very dark brown, almost black tone. Which I loved, but honestly I miss my natural color and the easy maintenance. So I said, what the heck! Lets do it.
In order to go from black to dirty blond, you have to strip the color using bleach. I knew this... and was ok with the process. However it took over an hour with the bleach sitting on my scalp burning me to strip any amount of the black and brown tones. The result was a neon orange.
She then puts on the hair color, a light ashy brown with some blond highlights. Very close to my natural look. After about 40 minutes she takes the foils out and rinses, starts to style and OH look... my roots are a yellowy green and the rest of my hair? Copper. Not like a pretty copper brown. Fucking copper... or the color of rust.
I tell her to add more color, whatever. Fix this mess! So she adds more of the same color, hoping it will take better. Well it did slightly... my roots aren't AS bad, but stick suck, and the all over color is pretty reddish still.
Now for the cut. I have been growing my hair out for a really long time. I was finally at the point where I could put it up in a bun, and do fun hairstyles with it. So I was clear.... don't take much, just a trim. Well folks.... My hair is about chin length (perhaps a tad longer) and I can't where it all the way up anymore. It will probably take a year to grow back to where it was.
Needless to say, I learned my lesson. Stick with a well known stylist.... otherwise FOUR HOURS later you'll walk out with short red hair.
Now for these doughnuts. I am a hack. I baked doughnuts. I died a little bit when put that pan into the oven. Doughnuts are never meant to be baked. However many friends have told me to try King Arthur's recipe for Baked Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts because they are amazing. Well I did.... and thought they taste great. To me they were not doughnuts. Like all other baked doughnuts, these were just round pumpkin muffins. Or muffnuts as I like to call them.
Preheat oven to 350 and grease, doughnut pans. (Don't have doughnut pans? Use a muffin tin.)
In a mixing bowl combine, vegetable oil, eggs, sugar, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, salt and baking powder just until it is smooth.
Mix in flour, once smooth fill doughnut pans 3/4 of the way full. Should yield about 12 doughnuts.
Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
To top with chocolate ganache, add 1/2 cup milk chocolate into a double boiler with 1/2 cup of heavy cream, and a pinch of salt and I added a pinch cardamon.
Whisk until smooth.
Dip tops of cooled doughnuts in melted chocolate, and enjoy!