In my little corner of the world, the Shrove Tuesday pastry of choice is the Fasnacht. It's pretty much a doughnut with a varying degree of brickiness. Some of the makers seem to think it should remain in your stomach until Easter, when it may finally be done digesting. Since I can't exactly hop down to the market here in Tucson and get some, I decided this year to make them. It was better than yet again having to be grumpy that I wasn't noshing on at least one.
I used the recipe from my trusty Mennonite Community Cookbook. I did it just as is, but made only 1/3 batch (one egg worth) since I didn't want too many staring at me tomorrow.
They turned out quite tasty. I tossed half in powdered sugar and the others in cinnamon sugar. I liked the cinnamon sugar better, but I'm a total sucker for cinnamon toast, so maybe that's it.
I also managed to clean up, dust, and vacuum my family room and do a load of wash. Imagine how productive I will be tomorrow when I'm off the rest of the interwebz!