Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Homemade Glazed Doughnuts

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My love for homemade doughnuts is inexpressible. I have always had a secret not-so-secret obsession for these sweet confections. Whether raised doughnuts with a sweet chocolate glaze, french crullers, cake doughnuts with a crumb topping, churros, or small bite-size doughnut holes tossed in powdered sugar or filled with fruit preserves (or both!), I cannot get enough of doughnuts. And neither can my friend, Lara Ferroni, who wrote an entire cookbook centered around-yes, you’ve got that right- doughnuts!

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When my copy of Doughnuts came in the mail. I couldn’t help express my love for the entire book to Lara. My younger sister who can barely boil water was even surprised as to how amazing the book was- the photography, the writing . . . everything (check out the trailer!). I was given permission to share a couple of recipes with you today.

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I honestly didn’t know what I wanted to share today. I made three recipes from Lara’s Book and took photos for each recipe. I made the apple cider doughnuts, the French crullers (I have an obsession with these things!), and of course- these lovely glazed doughnuts.

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Yesterday, when I decided that posting not-so-nice photos of the first two recipes would not be a good idea at all. Especially when my family didn’t leave a crumb for me to photograph. Jerks. So . . . I decided to try another recipe from the book. Raised doughnuts. And boy, do they pack a lot of flavor and character.

When I rolled out the dough, I made more doughnut holes than regular sized doughnuts because well- I like tossing the freshly fried doughnut rounds in a little powdered sugar. I didn’t share any of those with my family, just in case you were wondering. My stomach thanked me.

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Homemade Glazed Doughnuts
Makes 8 to 14 Doughnuts
From Lara Ferroni’s Cookbook, Doughnuts

The dough for this recipe can be made by hand, but expect a nice workout after you’re done making the dough. For a touch that brings you back to your childhood, glaze the doughnuts and immediately place some sprinkles on top. You’ll thank me.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons (14.6 grams) active dry yeast
¾ cup of whole milk, heated to 110ºF
¾ cup bread flour

¼ cup whole milk, at room temperature
1 tablespoon yeast (7.3 grams)

2 tablespoons (30 grams) Superfine Sugar**
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 egg yolks, at room temperature
1 ¼ cups to 1 ¾ cups bread flour
½ stick (4 tblspns / 2 oz) unsalted butter or vegetable shortening, at room temperature

Vegetable oil for frying

**You can use granulated sugar, just follow the weight measurement or heap the two tablespoons.

Preparation:
1. In a medium bowl, dissolve 2 tablespoons of yeast into ¾ cup of milk. Add ¾ cup of flour and stir to create a smooth paste. Cover the flour mixture and let rest in a warm spot for 30 minutes.

2. Combine ¼ cup of room-temperature milk and 1 tablespoon of yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the rested flour mixture (from step 1) along with the sugar, salt, vanilla, and egg yolks. Mix until smooth. Turn off the mixer and add ½ cup of the remaining flour. Mix on low for about 30 seconds. Add the butter and mix until it becomes incorporated, about 30 seconds. Switch to a dough hook and add more flour, about ¼ cup at a time with the mixer turned off, kneading the dough at medium speed between additions, until the dough pulls completely away from the sides of the bowl and is smooth and not too sticky. It will be very soft and moist, but not so sticky that you can’t roll it out. You may have flour left over. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (and up to 12 hours).

3. 20 minutes before taking the dough out, heat a heavy bottomed pot with at least 2 inches of oil until a deep-fat / candy thermometer registers 360ºF.

4. Line a baking sheet with a lightly floured non-terry dish towel. Roll out the dough on a slightly floured surface to ½ inch thick. With a doughnut or cookie cutter (can use a glass, too) cut out 3-inch-diameter rounds with 1-inch-diameter holes (if you plan on filling the doughnuts with preserves, don’t cut out the holes).

5. Place the doughnuts on the baking sheet at least 1 inch apart and cover with plastic wrap. Let sit in a warm spot to proof until they almost double in size, 5 to 20 minutes (kamran note: it took about 5 minutes for mine to proof), testing at five-minute intervals. To test whether the dough Is ready, touch lightly with a fingertip. If it springs back immediately, it needs more time. If it springs back slowly, it is ready. If it does not spring back at all, it has overproofed; no worries- you can punch it down and re-roll it once.

6. Once the doughnuts have proofed, using a metal spatula, carefully place the doughnuts in the oil. Fry for 1 to 2 minutes per side (for the doughnut holes, it might be less than 30 seconds a side, so keep an eye on them!), or until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon, drain on a wire rack over a paper towel, and let cool before glazing.

7. Prepare the glaze, recipes follow.

8. Glaze the doughnuts, cover them with sprinkles, cover the doughnuts in powdered sugar, or do a mix of each. Enjoy!

Basic Sugar Glaze

Ingredients:
1 ½ cups (150 grams) confectioners’ sugar, sifted to remove any lumps.
3 to 4 tablespoons milk or water
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (optional)

Preparation:
Place the sugar in a medium bowl and slowly stir in the milk and vanilla, a little at a time, to make a smooth pourable glaze.

Chocolate Glaze

Ingredients:
1 ½ cups (150 grams) confectioners’ sugar, sifted to remove any lumps.
4 tablespoons (27 grams) cocoa powder
3 to 4 tablespoons milk or water
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (optional)

Preparation:
Sift together the sugar and cocoa powder in a medium bowl . Slowly stir in the milk and vanilla, a little at a time, to make a smooth pourable glaze.

For other great Doughnut Features, be sure to check out:

Oct 12—CakeSpy
Oct 13—Wasabi Prime
Oct 21—Cannelle et Vanille
Oct 22—Use Real Butter
Oct 25—Cream Puffs in Venice

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  • wasabi prime
    October 17th, 2010
    1

    Ohhh… luscious. Homer Simpson would be proud. And hungry!!! :D

    I should have made some pink glaze for a few of the doughnuts! Next time. -ks

  • Lauren
    October 17th, 2010
    2

    So gorgeous! Fresh, beautiful doughnuts is something I’ve missed. My favourite type would be the freshly fried mini ones, covered in cinnamon sugar which we always used to get at the Stampede. The smell is so heavenly, I have to steer clear of that area of the Stampede during that time of year.

    there is actually a gluten-free doughnut recipe in Lara’s book, so you won’t have to miss them any longer. -ks

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  • Joy
    October 17th, 2010
    4

    Gorgeous doughnuts, Kamran! I must admit that I do have a secret love for the holes. :) Mmm. Funny, I think a lot of us are all a-Twitter for doughnuts for some reason. I bought a doughnut pan a couple of weeks back and it still hasn’t been used. I’m just wondering, does the cookbook have baked batter-based doughnut recipes?

    joy, the book has almost everything imaginable. I even think it has a margarita doughnut recipe! -ks

  • Bridget K
    October 17th, 2010
    5

    Oooo They look great! I’ll have to try these before the week is out!

    As for my favorite donut? Cake with chocolate frosting and sprinkles. 8D

  • Shaheen {The Purple Foodie}
    October 18th, 2010
    6

    I’ve had doougnuts on my to-make list for the longest time! Somehow it keeps getting pushsed back because delicious donuts from the bakery are just minutes away. I’ve got to change that, I know.

    Your doughnuts looks amazing! And my favourite doughnut has got to be the nutella filled one. Bliss.

    Shaheen, will you believe that I have never tried a nutella filled doughnut? I think it’s time for me to do so- immediately! -ks

  • baahar
    October 18th, 2010
    7

    The pics are awesome .. yet again :) I wonder if there is a recipe for baked donuts in that book.

    Here in Austria, people traditionally prefer Krapfen (http://home.comcast.net/~osoono/ethnicdoughs/krapfen/krapfen.htm), which only taste good when there is a lot of filling :) I was disappointed so many times that I gave up buying them all together. I remember the smaller ones my mom made though .. they were delicious indeed, but oh so unhealthy :) Once in a while shouldn’t be a problem though ;)

    there are tons of recipes in the book, including one for baked doughnuts! -ks

  • lynne
    October 18th, 2010
    8

    I love yeast glazed doughnuts! They are sweet, light, and oh so delicious!

  • midori
    October 18th, 2010
    9

    I remember my mom used to make doughnuts at home. It was potato doughnuts.. so good.. The dough has mashed potato in it. It’s a bit heavier than the usual doughnuts, I guess.. but so so good.. I wish I had the recipe now. As for the topping, cinnamon sugar is my favorite. :)

    I have never had a potato doughnut before. I have a Mario Batali recipe bookmarked for them, but I keep finding an excuse not to make them; now that I hear they are absolutely amazing- I will have to give the recipe a try! -ks

  • Charity
    October 18th, 2010
    10

    Love Lara – Love her book!

    My favorite doughnut is a warm doughnut. Preferably with a simple sugar glaze. Vague, but the absolute truth.

  • Jeannie
    October 18th, 2010
    11

    Beautiful post, Kam.

    Choosing a favorite donut is a difficult task, but Boston Kreme is pretty up there!

  • Tokyo Terrace
    October 18th, 2010
    12

    It’s dinner time here in Tokyo, but these doughnuts look perfectly delicious for any time of day! Beautiful job, Kamran!

    thank you! -ks

  • Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite
    October 18th, 2010
    13

    Fab post Kamran! My favourite doughnuts (though I don’t really like to eat them – I just like a bite, so the doughnut holes are perfect for me) are the glazed ones with multicoloured sprinkles.

  • Fragolina
    October 18th, 2010
    14

    First time visiting, like your blog and recipes. and these doughnuts are so delicious, I specially love the sugar glazed doughnuts.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    October 18th, 2010
    15

    What beautiful donuts!
    And my favorite is the good old sugar donut.

  • Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes)
    October 18th, 2010
    16

    I’ve been meaning to bake doughnuts since forever. Haven’t really gotten around to it, in part because delicious doughnuts are just around the corner, and in part because I haven’t found a recipe I can trust. You’ve just changed that :)

    Mine is either the colorful sprinkly one [appeals to the young girl in me] or the chocolate hazelnut filled chocolate glazed doughnut!! Sounds sinful, right?

  • Courtney
    October 18th, 2010
    17

    When I was a kid I loved apple fritters, mainly because they were the biggest donuts in the case! Now I live in Japan and love the donuts from a donut store chain here named Mr. Donut. My favorite is called pon-de-ring, and is a ring shaped donut that looks like eight donut holes cooked together into a ring. The inside is soft and chewy, unlike any donut I’ve had before! Recently they have also had the “German Chocolate Coconut”, a chocolate cake donut coated in toasted coconut. This may be my new favorite! I would love to try making my own donuts, this recipe looks fun!

    That pon-de-ring doughnut sounds absolutely sinful! As for the german chocolate cake doughnut… Lara has a recipe in her book for that too. – ks

  • Maxine Reisenleiter
    October 18th, 2010
    18

    Beautiful pictures! I love cake doughnuts the very best now that I’m older, but as a child I loved the plain glazed doughnuts. When I was a child back in the 1950′s my family lived way out in the country. We used to make a trip to town to get supplies of various kinds on Saturdays. My mom and I would always stop at this little house where they made and sold doughnuts. We would buy a dozen and Mom and I would sit in the car eating them all up. They were always warm and sticky yeast doughnuts. They were great.

  • Aimee
    October 18th, 2010
    19

    Mmm… I love doughnuts!

    My favorite kind would be the regular glazed donuts, topped with something like raspberries. Mmmm.

  • Barbara
    October 18th, 2010
    20

    Gorgeous doughnuts, Kamran! And my favourite has got to be the sugar glazed doughnuts. Bliss.

  • Jess
    October 18th, 2010
    21

    Oh baby! I am a cider doughnut girl, through and through.

    you simply must give the recipe for the cider doughnuts a try. simply delish! -ks

  • Noelle
    October 18th, 2010
    22

    Cake donuts are by far my favorite. Apple and Pumpkin are so good!

  • Theresa
    October 18th, 2010
    23

    My fave doughnut is the boston cream! Ah! Custard on the inside, chocolate on the outside, that’s what I dream about! :)

  • Adriana
    October 18th, 2010
    24

    Your doughnuts are absolutely gorgeous! I made yeast raised doughnuts a couple months ago, and have made a few other kinds since then. My favorite are simple, glazed doughnuts, cake or yeast.

  • ophir03
    October 18th, 2010
    25

    Chocolate cake, or raised with white sugar…or raised with chocolate…I’m not picky!

  • Kirstjen Pratt
    October 18th, 2010
    26

    Oohh, definitely a raised chocolate glazed doughnut…nothing beats it!

  • Monika {windycityvegan}
    October 18th, 2010
    27

    My favorite doughnut has to be the baked double-chocolate glazed beauties I made yesterday morning! We’ve been sticking to baked doughnuts on account of the wee little one in our house, but after your gorgeous photos and rave recipe review, I see some raised doughnut holes in our very near future (my birthday = pass on fried foods).

    Hi Monika, these doughnuts have egg yolks in them, but I believe that Lara has a vegan doughnut recipe in her book…-ks

  • Caroline
    October 18th, 2010
    28

    It has to be chocolate glazed with rainbow sprinkles.. It’s the kid in me!

  • Joyce
    October 18th, 2010
    29

    Beautiful photos! I love donuts- For some reason more so around this time of year as the air gets a chill. My favorite would be a chocolate glaze over it. Thanks! Have a golden day! xo

  • Zoe H
    October 18th, 2010
    30

    My favorite donut is a chocolate glaze old fashioned. Crispy. Delicious.

  • Heather in SF @HeatherHAL
    October 18th, 2010
    31

    Hey Kamran, now I want a donut instead of my virtuous breakfast of granola! I have made beignets, which are my favorite donuts, although I do have a fondness for raised glazed donuts with all that puffy yeasty goodness. Ever make a strawberry glaze? You use berries instead of milk. I hope you make the krullers again, I would love to see our pictures of them.

  • Mopar Marilyn
    October 18th, 2010
    32

    I like a doughnut coated with sugar and cinnamon! And still warm! This looks like an awesome book!

  • Rachel
    October 18th, 2010
    33

    Yum! These look delicious and your pictures are gorgeous! My favorite type of doughnut would have to be just a plain ol chocolate glazed doughnut. Yum!!

  • El
    October 18th, 2010
    34

    Beautiful Kamran. Now I want a doughnut!

  • chefpandita
    October 18th, 2010
    35

    Lovely doughnuts, Kamran! The glazed sprinkled ones remind me oh Homer Simpson :)
    If I had to choose a doughnut it would be one with chocolate/nutella filling!

  • Evelyn
    October 18th, 2010
    36

    Your doughnuts look amazing! I personally love apple cider doughnuts. The signify fall to me, and eating them tossed in cinnamon sugar when they are hot out of the oil makes me feel warm and happy.

  • Nancy Clark
    October 18th, 2010
    37

    I love chocolate cake donuts with vanilla glaze. Boy, are they good!

  • Ile
    October 18th, 2010
    38

    Toasted coconut. Def toasted coconut. Your donuts look delectable. Yum!

  • Snarky Sister
    October 18th, 2010
    39

    Apple fritters! But let’s not kid ourselves, I’m not that picky, we are talking about fried dough right? :)

  • Daydreamer Desserts
    October 18th, 2010
    40

    Who needs Krispy Kreme when you can make these gorgeous babies at home!

    Amen! -ks

  • Natalie
    October 18th, 2010
    41

    Glazed old-Fashioned dipped in Chocolate Milk!!

  • jenni
    October 18th, 2010
    42

    doughnuts hold wonderful memories in my life, too. every year, for nearly 20 of them, we got together with our friends and their families and had a pumpkin carve and doughnut fry. my specialty is maple bars, but i also make pumpkin doughnuts as well as the apple cider doughnuts. one memory that stands out: when i was a kid in arizona, we used to get our polio shots at the school. on immunization day, my mom knew it but wouldn’t tell us because i freaked out. she always had a surprise for us to make the day a little easier…at lunch time we had fried shrimp for dinner, but after school, she made mounds of delicious glazed doughnuts that she made with potatoes. yummy. i don’t make those and i think mine are better, but it was a delightful memory. i’m anxious to try these doughnuts and would LOVE to win Lara’s book! Thanks for the post!

  • Megan
    October 18th, 2010
    43

    yum! My favorite type of donut is creme filled, not custard but creme. yumm!

  • Cindy
    October 18th, 2010
    44

    glazed, melt-in-your-mouth donuts!!!

  • Sarah Jane
    October 18th, 2010
    45

    Holy cow. My favorite doughnut? Do I have to narrow it down? I even have a line of bumper sticker ideas in my head involving doughnuts…..

  • Alyse
    October 18th, 2010
    46

    My favorite has to be a NY jelly doughnut.

  • Kristen
    October 18th, 2010
    47

    I’m a simple girl… I love good old glazed doughnut holes, but maple glazed long johns are a close second.
    Darnit…now I want a doughnut!

  • Amanda O.
    October 18th, 2010
    48

    I worked at a bakery in my hometown for 4 years. It was my first job and I loved it. The bakery has been open over 100 years so you know the doughnuts were amazing. My personal favorite are the plain glazed raised doughnuts from that bakery. They are seriously perfection and I have not tasted a doughnut since that compares. YUM!

  • Laurel Miller
    October 18th, 2010
    49

    Chocolate covered with sprinkles!

  • Cheryl W.
    October 18th, 2010
    50

    My favorite is definitely the cream filled, but I can’t leave out my maple long johns either.

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter.

  • Jessie
    October 18th, 2010
    51

    Glazed with chocolate icing! But you also can’t beat a classic – a warm, glazed doughnut!

  • Megan G
    October 18th, 2010
    52

    I like a whip cream filled glaze doughnut. This cookbook looks great!

  • Allison
    October 18th, 2010
    53

    Cake doughnuts but a big old smile on my face! I love that they are so different from regular doughnuts! Yum!

  • heather
    October 18th, 2010
    54

    Stumbled onto your blog from a comment of yours on another, and glad I did — you have gorgeous photos and recipes! Crullers are very big in Wisconsin, where I’m from, but my favorite doughnut is a hot, plain cake doughnut… maple-glazed doughnuts a close second.

    Cheers,

    *Heather*

  • Joan
    October 18th, 2010
    55

    My favorite doughnut is an apple filled one.

  • Carol C
    October 18th, 2010
    56

    lemon filled is so luscious and wonderful….mmmmmmm……

  • olga
    October 18th, 2010
    57

    I am buying that book tomorrow. Tomorrow, you hear? Donuts. Wow. Amazing. Thanks for the inspiration, Kamran – beautiful work.

  • Stephanie
    October 18th, 2010
    58

    Pastry cream filled vanilla doughnut. Yum.

  • Elizabeth
    October 18th, 2010
    59

    My favorite is a chocolate cake donut but these look yummy!!!!

  • Jayne
    October 18th, 2010
    60

    My fav doughnuts are simple choco glazed ones.. no harm if they have some jelly in them :-)

  • Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction
    October 18th, 2010
    61

    Wow… Those doughnuts are absolutely stunning!!

  • Allix
    October 18th, 2010
    62

    My favorites are 1) cake doughnuts with vanilla glaze and rainbow sprinkles, 2) raised maple bars, and 3) glazed buttermilk bars

  • Sonia{7spice}
    October 19th, 2010
    63

    I’m glad that I’ve discovered your beautiful blog, Kamran! You’ve nice recipe collection with amazing pics. Ah! those doughnuts, they looks simply gorgeous! :)

  • Lindsay
    October 19th, 2010
    64

    Baking doughnuts is something I’ve always wanted to do, but never been brave enough to try. Your doughnuts look amazing! So I might have to indulge in making some soon. My favourite doughnuts are old school raspberry jam filled and rolled in icing sugar. Tasty tasty!

  • Sarah
    October 19th, 2010
    65

    I think my favorite are homemade, fried and covered in cinnamon sugar. Lord help me, I’m drooling :-)

  • Amber
    October 19th, 2010
    66

    My favorite is a chocolate glazed doughnut…yum….I would love to be able to make them myself!

  • Brittany Elise
    October 19th, 2010
    67

    Blueberry Cake Doughnuts are my absolute favorite, with chocolate glazed yeast doughnuts in a close second!

  • Nikki Jean
    October 19th, 2010
    68

    it changes depending on my mood but I can always go for a plain glazed filled with raspberry jam!

  • AMI
    October 19th, 2010
    69

    You mean there has to be a favorite? I can’t tell you my favorite part, but I can tell you my least favorite part – the empty plate they leave behind and the yearning I am left with for more! Can’t wait to try these!

  • robin
    October 19th, 2010
    70

    Hi Kam! This is a great post; such beautiful photos. The perfect post to be the first one for me to look at after my big long break from food blogging. Thanks for the congrats about the marriage — we had a great time at the wedding and on our foodie honeymoon. :)

    And, as for favorite doughnuts, mine would have to be the cider doughnuts that my local apple orchard sells. Mmm, mmm.

  • Josh
    October 19th, 2010
    71

    My favorite would have to be just a plain glazed doughnut hole. Perfect to just pop in your mouth on the go.

  • Candace
    October 19th, 2010
    72

    My favorite doughnut might be a New York Cheesecake doughnut from our local shop but I love doughnuts from our cider mill too.

  • judy
    October 19th, 2010
    73

    my fav donuts have to be the chocolate donuts with sprinkles!!

  • Elizabeth
    October 19th, 2010
    74

    Just found your site via Joy the Baker, and I can already tell I’m going to be visiting it a lot. My favorite doughnut (I realize this is highly specific) is the maple-iced cake doughnut made at Wall Drug, in Wall, South Dakota. I like maple anyway, but those are the best I’ve had anywhere.

  • Ashlie
    October 19th, 2010
    75

    My favorite always has been apple fritters, though I am also a sucker for “long johns” – an eclair-like donut filled with vanilla pudding and topped with a chocolate glaze. I haven’t had either in longer than I can remember, and I’ve never made any kind of donuts at home – so I could really use this cookbook!

  • Kelly
    October 19th, 2010
    76

    Yeast-raised are my favorite. I have never tried to make them myself…

  • Mari
    October 19th, 2010
    77

    Hi Kam, My son is a huge doughnut fan but I’ve been reluctant to try because of fear of failure (lol). But yours look pretty awesome. Congrats!!

  • jenn (bread + butter)
    October 19th, 2010
    78

    Oh Kamran, why must you tease me with these doughnuts. Now I want some for a midnight snack.

    As for my favorite…I’ve always been a glazed kind of girl, but I do like a custard filled on every once in a while.

  • ila
    October 20th, 2010
    79

    my goodness. donuts!? from scratch!?!?

    my favorite donut is a chocolate cake donut with simple sugar icing. with black coffee. mmmm.

  • Kim
    October 20th, 2010
    80

    Gorgeous photos!

    Fresh blueberry donuts are my favorite.

  • kamran
    October 20th, 2010
    81

    Robin- Hey there! And thank you for your kind words! I’m glad you like it. Also-what’s the name of the orchard? I’d love to get my hands on some of those cider doughnuts!

    Elizabeth- Why thank you!

    Jenn- I’m with you on the bavarian cream- they are great every once in a while!

  • Pepi
    October 20th, 2010
    82

    Is there a flavor I don’t like? I Love them ALL. Glazed, Chocolate Covered, Caramel glaze and Chocolate Covered with Bavarian Cream Filling to start. Blueberry ,Maple, I could go on and on. Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to have that cookbook!

  • Kirsten
    October 20th, 2010
    83

    Oh my goodness. Those look lovely.
    My friend and I were just talking about having a doughnut party!

    My favourite would have to be homemade maple glazed doughnuts… like Mama makes.

  • Katie @ The Boston Marathoner
    October 20th, 2010
    84

    My favorite donut of all time is the plain glazed donut from Donut Villa in Malden, MA – it is a small shop owned and run by a 60 year old Greek man and his family, and they are the most delicious-melt-in-your-mouth-oh-my-god donuts you have ever tried.

    Yum.

  • Kim
    October 20th, 2010
    85

    My favorite kind of donut is a raised custard-filled donut with chocolate frosting/glaze. They remind me of Boston Cream Pie!

    A close second would be a fresh glazed donut with a great cup of coffee!

  • Michelle
    October 20th, 2010
    86

    Oh my goodness….they look divine!

    I love chocolate cake donuts!

  • Bell
    October 20th, 2010
    87

    I absolutely love this. I am seriously wanting to make 1000 glazed donuts every morning when I wake up.
    I NEED THIS BOOK.

  • John W
    October 20th, 2010
    88

    My favorite doughnut would have to be an old fashion or maple bar. Your raised doughnut recipe looks wonderful and I think I will try it this weekend. Maybe I will have a new favorite next week!

  • Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen
    October 20th, 2010
    89

    Just recently I’ve been craving doughnuts ALL the time. I need to buy this book! Your pictures are so pretty and your doughnuts look fantastic. Wish I was there to try one!

  • Kat
    October 20th, 2010
    90

    Oh goodness. At home the local bakery makes the BEST kruellers. I would absolutely die of happiness be able to make them myself.

  • Nancy Baggett
    October 20th, 2010
    91

    I, too, am crazy for doughnuts. With Halloween coming, I think these would be great to serve with apple cider. I’m also thinking I might substitute apple cider for the milk in the glaze. Yum!

  • Lily
    October 20th, 2010
    92

    Plain glazed doughnuts are my favorite. Preferably warm. Mmmm!

  • Twinkle
    October 21st, 2010
    93

    Your doughnuts look so yummy! I am way too scared of deep frying things though!

    I love cinnamon and sugar doughnuts!

  • Paula
    October 21st, 2010
    94

    looks so delicious!

    Have a nice time!
    Paula

  • tiptup
    October 21st, 2010
    95

    it’s got to be the good ol sugar glazed yeast doughnut! mmm mmmmmm

  • Cynthia
    October 21st, 2010
    96

    I love doughnuts. I especially like ones with cinnamon
    And sugar and been obsessed with eclairs lately.
    I want this book!

  • Rebecca
    October 21st, 2010
    97

    I have never made doughnuts before (or deep-fried anything), so this book would be a great step forward for me. My favourite doughnut is a French cruller, hands down. I can’t get enough of the airy interior.

  • Wendolyn Ramos-Lemert
    October 21st, 2010
    98

    Your pictures make me want doughnuts!!! I love how sophisticated you make them look….love love love!! Thank you for sharing. I can’t wait to make my husband these wonderful doughnuts. He’s a bit of a Homer Simpson, himself! (But, then again, aren’t we all!!!!)

  • Tess
    October 21st, 2010
    99

    An old fashion glazed donut can’t be topped except with CHOCOLATE! YUM!!! My next favorite would be a Blueberry Cake Donut.

  • Cynthia
    October 21st, 2010
    100

    Yummy. My favorite are the glazed with chocolate topping. I’ve never tried making doughnuts before, but the pictures are inspiring.

  • Keren
    October 21st, 2010
    101

    I love them all!!! But my favorites would have to be: chocolate glazed, lemon curd filled, and spiced cake.

  • Melissa
    October 21st, 2010
    102

    The book sounds amazing! My favorite doughnuts will always be coconut cake doughnuts. Yum.

  • Eliza
    October 21st, 2010
    103

    Hi,K. !

    Beautiful post! My favourite doughnut is custard filled. That texture! i will refrain from using adjectives, to keep this PG. Your post has made me want to make some – my first attempt.

    Also, i’d be lieing if i didn’t admit that my new mantra until saturday will be *Go, random number generator! [slurp]*

    Congratulations on your awesome!

  • Jamie
    October 21st, 2010
    104

    Ohh man, looks so good!

    I’d have to say, my favourite is either honey glazed or the French crueller. Though, I haven’t had too many flavours. Just recently, I made pandan flavoured doughnut holes and those were pretty good! I loved the color the most! Brown on the inside, but a vibrant green on the inside.

    Between cake or yeast risen, I think I prefer the fluffiness of a yeast doughnut a little bit more.

  • Sunshinemom
    October 21st, 2010
    105

    My favourite is zeppoles or zapplas, fried heavenly Italian doughnuts! They are simple, easy and taste wonderful.

  • Lisa
    October 21st, 2010
    106

    My favorite doughnuts are probably apple fritters. The perfect treat for fall!

  • Dawn
    October 22nd, 2010
    107

    So many doughnuts, so much love for doughnuts, how can I pick just one? If I had to go with just one doughnut, it would have to be chocolate glazed doughnuts, yum!

  • Randi
    October 22nd, 2010
    108

    My favorite is definitely sour cream.. that thick dense crumb, crisp on the outsides but moist and tasty on the inside. man. i’m gonna have to go out and get one. i can feel it in my bones.

  • Nicole
    October 22nd, 2010
    109

    Chocolate Cake Doughnuts for me! ^_^

  • Leigh D
    October 22nd, 2010
    110

    plain cake doughnut! no glaze, no sugar, no nothing. simple cake doughnut:)

  • Rosita
    October 22nd, 2010
    111

    Potato doughnuts on Fat Tuesday was the tradition in my family – apparently a Pennsylvania Dutch tradition. Probably still my favorite.

  • Mary
    October 22nd, 2010
    112

    your photos are fantastic. i love the soft light. and beautiful doughnuts.

    i am partial to old school unglazed cake doughnuts. so good.

  • Sandy Chang
    October 22nd, 2010
    113

    I love a plain glazed doughnut with sprinkles. Yum!

  • Liana
    October 22nd, 2010
    114

    These donuts look amazing! My favorites are plain yeast, kruller and sour cream. ;)

  • KarenLana
    October 23rd, 2010
    115

    So hard to narrow it down but plain glazed and Bavarian cream are my top two! =D

  • jas
    October 23rd, 2010
    116

    oh these look sooo good! My fave is still the simple cinnamon sugar coated doughnut when they’re piping hot and the grease makes the paper bag see through.. always reminds me of when I was little and went to the royal show with my dad; we’d find a stall and share a bag of 6…. sigh….

  • Jennifer E
    October 23rd, 2010
    117

    I love a simple fried doughnut with a light sugar coating. My mom used to make them for us when we were little.

  • ardna
    October 24th, 2010
    118

    mmmm that looks delish! my favorite is the cute lil doughnut you make out of cutting the doughnut hole. it looks so cute and i think i can eat dozens of those! lol

  • Ivonne
    October 24th, 2010
    119

    Sweetness! Absolute deliciousnes! I feel your love of doughnuts and understand completely. I wish I could eat them everyday!

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    120

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  • Kelly
    October 27th, 2010
    122

    Who wouldn’t love a whole book about donuts.

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  • LimeCake
    October 29th, 2010
    124

    everyone’s on a doughnut frenzy! these look so delicious!

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  • Amanda
    November 7th, 2010
    126

    My favorite doughnut would be the chocolate frosted ones with the vanilla cream filling. its perfect haha.

  • Laura
    November 13th, 2010
    127

    A glazed donut topped with chocolate icing. Like Audrey Hepburn, a classic.

  • vanessa marie
    November 13th, 2010
    128

    This is my first time on your blog. And I’m drooling! Great food photography and an awesome giveaway! It has me thinking about chocolate cream doughnuts. Whenever I take a bite of one I’m instantly transported back to my childhood. :)

  • vanessa marie
    November 13th, 2010
    129

    Ps- I do see the giveaway was in October… but very happy to recall those chocolate cream doughnuts nonetheless! Thanks and looking forward to future posts.

  • Jean
    November 18th, 2010
    130

    Krispy Kreme doughtnuts are the best!!!!!

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  • alexandra
    May 5th, 2011
    133

    Is there a simple change I can make to this recipe and endup with choclate doughnuts?

  • Karen
    May 16th, 2011
    134

    I made these doughnuts just a month ago. And everything was going well, the step that really ruined my almost perfect donuts was Step 3. I think that temperature for the oil was too high. When I placed my doughnut in the oil they would turn black in 2 seconds, and completely raw in the middle. I tried many doughnuts and they still turned out the same, so guys lower the temp of the oil.

  • Kelly Senyei
    June 3rd, 2011
    135

    I couldn’t resist commenting on this post, seeing as it’s National Doughnut Day and doughnuts are my absolute favorite food. Your version looks so light and airy… and that glaze? I need a straw.

    kamran replied:

    You are the sweetest, Kelly! If I remember correctly, I dipped the doughnuts in the glaze a couple times. Now, with all of this doughnut talk, I think I could go for one (or a dozen!).

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    136

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    137

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  • caroluski
    January 30th, 2013
    138

    I love these donuts very light and delicious.
    Made a lot of them but this is my new go to. Used mexican vanilla I just got shipped to me.
    Amazing! Thankyou for sharing. <3

  • Sandy
    June 27th, 2013
    139

    Karman, Do you have a post with the recipe for the Cruellers?

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