Monday, May 18, 2020

Scooby Doo and the Gogosi #ScoobyDooChallenge

This post is dedicated to my love of Scooby Doo and the Gang.  Pictured above is a plate of Gogosi or Gogoshi, a Romainian sweet dough recipe.  From some of my readings, Romainians get offended when we refer to them as donuts, but I would have to say, they are definitely donuts, delicious ones, might I add, especially with a filling! 
The original recipe calls for a dusting of confectioner's sugar. Under the nation's current circumstances, I've been keeping travel to essential, so I didn't run out to get a bag.  Instead, I used my trusty mortar and pestle and hand grinded some pure cane sugar into powdered sugar.  This quickly became taxing effort for my sensitive thumbs, so I opted for a drizzling of Alfalfa Honey, further making this version my own and more nutritious, plus antioxidant rich.  Aestetically, they could stand some improvements on my behalf, especially where the temperature of the oil is concerned, but the taste was enough to win me and the kiddoes over.  When I make them again, this picture will be replaced!
The inspiration came from the Scooby Doo: Frankencreepy. Watching Scooby Doo episodes is one thing we always enjoy.  I have on deck hundreds of episodes and it never gets old, though some fell victim to adolescent scratch bandits!  While visiting the ancestral home of Velma, who is a descendant of  Dr.Von Dinklestein of Transylvania, they end up involved in a mystery, of course. Velma sought to settle her inheritance of a spooky castle, in the small, sleepy, moutainous town, whose residents have a lot of disdain for the Von Dinklesteins. In part, because of Dr. Von Dinklestein's abominable creations.  They happen upon a festival, at the advice of  one of the castle's keepers, Ms.Vanders, where a Gosgoshi eating contest ensues. Ms. Vanders had offered some traditional Nordic fare called Racituri or jellied pigs' feet, on which the crew passed.  One of the gang does actually try this dish before they knew what it was, but you'll have to see the movie to find out who :)  Shaggy and Scooby, ever the hungriest, make way to participate in the eating contest and proceed to decimate the competition.  
I thought it would be cool to cook my way through Scooby Doo and actually try some of their most bizarre creations.  I am calling it the Scooby Doo Challenge and would love for you to play along.  It is as easy as picking ANY episode and preparing one of the recipes Shag and Scoob make or consume, the crazier the better. You must also taste or bite it and swallow. You can share your experience and/or results on social media with the hashtag Scoobydoochallenge. This Gogoshi recipe is a winner and so is the movie.  Stay tuned for more installments of my #scoobydoochallenge scattered about in posts to come. 

Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy

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