Friday, January 18, 2008

Forbidden Doughnuts

I made doughnuts for Friday Morning Grad Student breakfast this morning. I think this counts as the first time I've successfully made doughnuts, which may come as a shock to some of you. I've actually tried making cake doughnuts before, but I failed miserably. I went with a yeasty doughnut this time, and had a lot more success.



I used the recipe for dough from this Epicurious recipe, and it worked pretty well. The texture was more dense than a KK doughnut, but still tasty. I didn't bother making the jelly doughnuts as described in the recipe, but instead went crazy with a variety of frostings and fillings after I fried them up.



Maple Bacon + PBJ + Maple Nutella + Espresso + Cinnamon/Sugar



You can click on those photos to get the annotated version of which doughnuts is which, but all told I made:




  • Maple-Bacon Bars - Inspired by a trip to Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland, where I first had a maple-bacon bar. Just as tasty as I remembered and a big hit with the grads. Also, did you know that Maple Bars are a North West thing?

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly - I made these in honor of a similar doughnut I had at Doughnut Plant in New York City, under the tutelage of doughnut master Chethan P. Damn those were good doughtnuts, and my cheap knock-off was still pretty tasty.

  • Nutella Glazed - Nutella on a sandwich. Awesome. Nutella on a doughnut? Sweet fancy Moses.

  • Espresso-Glazed - Cribbed the glaze recipe from Epicurious. I'm not a fan of coffee flavor, but they were all eaten in quick order, so what can I say?

  • Cinnamon Sugar - Simple and tasty.



All in all, the doughnuts were a hit. Now I just need to nap off the food coma I'm in.

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