Doughnuts in all shapes, sizes, and flavors are the ultimate sweet satisfaction. From honey-glazed to chocolate-dipped to crispy, these recipes for delectable doughnuts complement your morning coffee and disappear quickly as snacks and desserts.See Popular Doughnuts Recipes
Chef-owner Ginevra Iverson of Restaurant Eloise in Sonoma County, California, serves her light, crisp, sugared doughnut holes with sweet-tart raspberry jam. She won't send any imperfect doughnut holes into the dining room; misshapen ones, she says, become snacks for the kitchen crew: "They get slathered with jam and devoured by whomever gets to them first."
Doughnuts don't just come in bakery boxes by the dozen. If you've got a couple cans of refrigerated biscuit dough, some oil, and plenty of sweet stuff for toppings, you're already well on your way to discovering how to make doughnuts in your own kitchen.
Christy Timon opened her bakery in 1982, hiring Abram Faber to help with deliveries. The now-married couple are revered as early champions of classic European baking. They continue to hunt down rare recipes, like these light doughnuts adapted from Robert Jorin, a third-generation Swiss baker at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.
From New Orleans' French Quarter coffee houses, beignets (ben yayz) are square hole-less fried dough that are airy and delicate. Use a deep saucepan to fry the beignets, leaving at least 3 inches between the oil and the top of the pan. Roll in powdered sugar and serve warm for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.
Ricotta cheese adds an Italian twist to these fried dough dessert bites.
Be sure to coat the doughnuts with the cinnamon and sugar mixture while they are still warm.
Frost plain donuts in orange frosting, then add a pumpkin face for a Halloween party dessert.
These fried Dutch coffee dunkers will remind you of doughnut holes. Enjoy them at breakfast or dessert.
These no-fry doughnuts are baked in muffin cups, then rolled in cinnamon and sugar. Serve them for breakfast or dessert.
These delicious homemade doughnuts are rolled in a mixture of sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon, complementing their pumpkin flavor.