A basic donut recipe unlocks a world of possibilities, glazed, powdered, filled, bright & frivolous or sophisticated and indulgent. What’s your favourite?
It would be very easy to take the Donut Recipe and spin it out into a million posts but that will be cheating you guys and a case of writing for writing sake. So here you go just one basic donut recipe and then you can run with it and explore the endless possibilities of coating, glazing or stuffing.
We did a couple of toppings with our donuts, we filled half with an apple compote with heady with cinnamon and then coated with a cinnamon sugar, the other half we coated in a lemon glaze that was wonderfully tart.
But you can go in any direction you want, stuff with chocolate, custard, jam, or glaze with your favourite topping and sprinkle with your favourite colourful treat. As you maybe able to tell I am not really a colourful sprinkle person, but despite not having a sweet tooth there is just something about donuts that is so compelling. I’m pretty certain that it is childhood memories of jam dripping down your chin and licking the obscene amount of sugar from your fingers.
Filling your Donut
We have experimented with a few ways of filling our donuts and we have found the pest solution to be using a piping bag with a long fairly broad nozzle and just squeeze until there aint no more room. Even a baking numpty who never uses a piping bag can do it so you will be fine 😉
So there you have it, a basic donut recipe. Growing up as a child in the UK we had primarily Jam Donuts oozing with Strawberry Jam or plain ring donuts.
It wasn’t until Dunkin’ Donuts arrived in the early 90’s that the cacophony of glazes and fillings made itself known. I distinctly remember eating my very first Custard donut from a 7-11 (another oddity that opened 24 hours a day) in a town called ‘Egham’ and my mind almost exploded.
So tell me what your favourite toppings or fillings are I would love to hear from you and maybe even get some new ideas!