If you don't live in New York City and you have taste buds that are anything like ours, then chances are you're vying desperately for a Cronut. What is a Cronut, you may ask? It's a doughnut-croissant hybrid, developed by Dominique Ansel, that has swept New York City into a sugar rush. While you might not be able to wait in that extravagant line for a chance to purchase two cream-filled Cronuts, you can peruse this photo album to see extreme close-ups of the man, the bakery, and the Cronut-making process itself.
Today is National Doughnut Day! And if you have a sweet spot for the hot pastry, why not include them in your big day? I may be speaking from experience, as we actually served doughnuts at our Winter wedding. We even took some of our engagement photos at our favorite local doughnut shop. To see how we incorporated the sweet treats into our e-shoot (photographed by Rachel and Rico of Studio Castillero), keep reading!
Forget about the kouign-amann! All anyone wants to get his or her hands on is Dominique Ansel's Cronut, the trademarked half-croissant, half-doughnut. What's all the hype about? Find out for yourself when you take a look at the Cronut's crazed first month of existence, told through Instagram pictures.
Doughnuts do not have to be an off-limits food. Get your fill with this healthier recipe from FitSugar reader pure2raw. She posted her gluten-free, vegan doughnut recipe in the Healthy Recipe community group.
Looking for a healthy breakfast? Make these easy homemade doughnuts! Perfect for those who have a minidoughnut maker, but the recipe can be made as minimuffins, too — enjoy!
Krispy Kreme's late to joining the fast food breakfast wars, but that doesn't mean they aren't going to try. After years of floundering sales, the doughnut chain's launched a new business plan, and things are finally looking up.
Hot off the heels that its fiscal performance is up, Krispy Kreme's announced it's getting into the java business, with three new signature coffees: a house blend, a dark roast, and house decaf. It's also debuted a trendy line of doughnuts for London Fashion Week, a so-called "capsule collection . . . of glossy, stylish, and fruity-flavored doughnuts for fashion lovers everywhere." It's expanding rapidly in Mexico and Japan, and will launch a new marketing campaign this Friday with the tagline "worthy of our doughnuts."
It'll be interesting to see how Krispy Kreme fares in such a competitive breakfast environment, especially since it has a track record of being late to the game with new products. Does Krispy Kreme have what it takes to make a comeback?
Ever since I heard the news that Dunkin' Donuts is finally going to be opening up shop on the West Coast, I can't stop thinking about doughnuts! I've never had a Dunkin' Donut before and I'm already trying to decide what kind I'll order first.
Jelly-filled? Bavarian Kreme? Maple-frosted? While I love all these flavors, I'll probably go with my all-time favorite doughnut: old-fashioned chocolate. Since everyone has a different preferred doughnut type, I'm wondering what is yours? Which doughnut can you not resist?
Need an excuse to kick off your Friday with a sweet indulgence? Now you've got one. It happens to be National Donut Day, and to celebrate, Dunkin' Donuts is giving away a free doughnut of your choice with the purchase of a drink (excluding bottled cooler beverages).
Interesting fact: National Donut Day, which customarily takes place the first Friday of June, was established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army as a way to honor women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.
Although Northern California isn't lucky enough to be home to a DD location just yet, no doubt a healthy chunk of the chain's 5.3 million daily customers will be walking away with the likes of free Bavarian Kreme and Chocolate Frosted Cake doughnuts. Will you be one of them?
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Maybe you're familiar with tuna poke, plate lunches, and other culinary contributions from Hawaii, but have you ever heard of a malasada? I hadn't — that is, until I visited Honolulu and was told that they can't be missed.
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.
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.