Last Saturday afternoon, the Fonuts gals performed a series of demos at the Best Buy in Culver City in efforts to promote the store’s recent expansion in their small appliances line as well as their own baked goods shop, Fonuts, on 3rd Street. It took all my self control and the need for a DSLR camera upgrade to not purchase any of the kitchen appliances Waylynn and Nancy highlighted – or the new, streamlined Dyson cordless hand vac. Adding fuel to the retail therapy fire was a 20% off promotion Best Buy was running…
…which you now can take part in, yourself, since I’ve got a code to share that will get you the same savings on small appliances at Best Buy online after the jump. A KitchenAid mixer at 20% off, anyone?
Everyone in attendance at the event had a decent chance of winning a gift card from the raffle (woo! like me!) or even volunteering to demo, so it made for a festive time. The ladies made simple syrup on a hot plate and added seasoning for do-it-yourself homemade kettle corn, with popcorn made from a retro popper. They juiced ginger in a chef-favorite Breville (excluded from this sale, sadface), which they added to carbonated water made from a sleek, carbonation-adjustable SodaStream (my 3-year-old base model is ancient compared to this “new” base design, which is by now about 6 months old, I’m told).
Waylynn and Nancy also demo’ed Waylynn’s homemade pesto recipe, blending basil and cheese in a blender, the brand of which escapes me, and pressed her paninis – with her impressive homemade foccacia – in a panini presser. And for dessert, a KitchenAid mixer was put in action to illustrate one of the necessary appliances needed to make Fonuts. Panini bites followed by Fonuts for dessert: Talk about tasty samples.
Until October 19, 2013, use code “DoBigThings” on BestBuy.com to score 20% off a single, regular priced small appliance, personal care, floor care of seasonal item (excludes Breville, Phillips Norelco, Phillips Sonicare, Capital Brands and Nespresso). Enjoy that retail therapy!
In case you wanted to make Waylynn and Nancy’s Chocolate Gluten Free Fonut, you can find the recipe below:
1 1/2 c Rice Flour
1 3/4 c Almond Flour
1 3/4 c Cocoa Powder
1 1/2 c Sugar
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
3 1/2 c Buttermilk
2 c Oil (canola, vegetable)
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tsp Distilled Vinegar
1/3 c Applesauce
Sift rice flour, almond flour, cocoa powder together. If almond flour is lost replace with sifted amount.
Combine all dry ingredients with the KitchenAid mixer and mix well together
Combine all wet ingredients together in a bowl, omitting the vinegar
Comebine wet and dry ingredients together in the KitchenAid, mixing well until everything is combined. Once combined stir in vinegar.
Fill molds 3/4 full and bake at 350F for approximately 12-15 minutes, until firm and fonut pulls away from side of pan.
Of course, you’ll definitely want to stop by the shop and pick up a batch of your own just to make sure yours turns out right, for comparison’s sake. But who really needs an excuse to indulge in Fonuts, anyway?
Full disclosure: I received some Best Buy credit & a Fonuts gift card in exchange for this post, the former of which I just used to buy a much-needed DSLR camera. Better photos coming your way!