It's National Donut Day! And what better way to celebrate than with some healthy recipes of this favorite dunkable treat? Whether you're vegan, gluten-free, or not into sugar, there's a donut recipe in here for you!
Much like a sugar doughnut, a malasada is a confection of fried yeast dough that's been showered in granulated sugar. I enjoyed plenty of them during my stay, but the best were from Leonard's Bakery, an institution known far and wide to have the best fried puffs in town. It lived up to its hype: the hot-out-of-the-fryer malasadas were crackled — almost bruléed — on the outside, and just barely cooked in the center, with a moist, custard-like flavor.
Learn more about the famous fried specialty and Leonard's Bakery when you keep reading.
Earlier this morning, Dunkin' Donuts announced that it's come out with Hearty Snacks, a new menu that features the likes of stuffed breadsticks and handheld pies.
We took a minute to talk to Stan Frankenthaler, Vice President and Executive Chef of Product Innovation for Dunkin' Brands, who spoke about the reasoning behind his all-day snack food choices.
See what he had to say about adapting to trends and the fierce competition that is fast food breakfast when you keep reading.
The initial lineup includes Stuffed Breadsticks in two flavors, Cheeseburger and Pepperoni & Cheese ($1.59); Bagel Twists, in savory (Cheddar Cheese) and sweet (Cinnamon Raisin) ($1.39); and Warm Apple Pie, baked with cinnamon sugar ($1.29).
Why the focus on daytime snacking? Why, time! "People today have less time than ever before and seek foods that can be enjoyed on-the-go, any time of day, with no compromise on taste or quality," Dunkin' said in a statement.
The company's shifted its strategy hot on the heels of a report that revealed 55 percent of consumers snack at least once a day, and 21 percent are snacking more frequently than they did two years ago. Sounds like an all-day grazing menu could be the next frontier in fast food. Check out the new menu below. What do you think of the snack offerings?
No doubt many of you have heard of Voodoo Doughnut; the crazy and insanely delicious doughnut shop in Portland and Eugene where anything goes on a doughnut - namely the Bacon Maple Bar. My friend and I were in search of the perfect donut shop in our blog. Well, Voodoo was definitely a no-brainer for myself in Eugene, and honestly I'll take any excuse I can to head over there and try new things. The other place was a tiny little mom and pop donut place in Anaheim, CA, where people line up around the building and down the street for their signature blueberry donuts. If you're ever in any of these two areas of the states, please do yourself a favor and check them out.
Source: Flickr User yoppy
Last night I had this sudden urge to make donuts! So I did this afternoon using the recipe taken from 17andBaking. I had bookmarked it for a looong looong time but was simply unwilling to mess with yeast. It seemed easier than I thought though and I was certainly glad I tried . . . Anyway, the writer of 17andBaking, Elissa, is a very, very talented senior whom I look up to very much. Not only does she bake well, her photography skills are also excellent!
Her recipe — and what she learns from her first attempt at making donuts — after the break.
In case it wasn't already on your radar, today isn't just the day after the most monumental election in history. It also happens to be Doughnut Day!
There are more fried breakfast pastries than one can keep up with these days. Between crullers, comfits, fritters, bear claws, and old fashioneds, it sure is hard to keep those doughnuts straight. Think you can do it? There's only one way to find out!Take the Quiz