Holey Deliciousness: 12 Heavenly Doughnut Recipes
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The cake-versus-yeast debate is a matter of fierce contention. These, with their crisp edges and fluffy centers, make a compelling case for the former.
Old-Fashioned Raised Doughnuts
These jam-filled confections are a Hanukkah treat, but eight nights a year hardly seem enough. We’d motion for their inclusion in your year-round brunch rotation.
Vanilla Cream-Filled Doughnuts
The sugary crust on these doughnuts gives under pressure, releasing a flood of pastry cream. Let it dribble down your chin -- that’s what napkins are for.
If time is tight, a homemade glaze can elevate a store-bought batch. We’ve never understood the doughnut-shop mentality of limiting the sprinkles to one side anyway.
Coffee and doughnuts go together like PB&J. We’ve saved you the trouble of dunking and combined them into one high-wired pastry.
Apple Cider Doughnuts
A staple at farmers’ markets come autumn, apple cider doughnuts conjure an acute sensory nostalgia: pumpkins, hayrides, wind-bitten hands. Ice cream? Who needs it?
Spiced Sugar Bomboloni
Somewhere between a doughnut and a hole, there is bomboloni: a midsize Italian pastry best served with espresso. The word rolls off the tongue as deliciously as the confection tastes going down.
Chocolate-Caramel Doughnut Holes
Imagine the love child of a doughnut hole and a Rolo. Don’t let the caramel center scare you -- all you’ll need are store-bought candies trimmed to fit.
Doughnut Holes with Strawberry Jam
These pint-size pastries are proof that mini treats can be jam-packed with flavor. A fruity center and a roll in powdered sugar take them over the top.
Old-Fashioned Yeast Doughnut Holes
The vibrant look of these bites is anything but old-fashioned. Whip some up for a whimsical afternoon snack -- a welcome respite from the milk-and-cookies routine.
Doughnut Twists with Chocolate-Brandy Sauce Recipe
For some, a doughnut is just another tasty vehicle for frosting -- or chocolate-brandy sauce. Up the glaze-to-doughnut ratio with a batch of dippable doughnut twists.