Have any of you ever made doughnuts at home? Me neither. But it's on my bucket list and this cookbook from Stephen Collucci might just be the nudge I need. Here are doughnuts done just about every way you can think of, from simple glazed wonders to hazelnut churros served with cajeta dipping sauce. Nudge nudge....nudge nudge.
• Who wrote it: Stephen Collucci
• Who published it: Clarkson Potter
• Number of recipes: About 50
• Recipes for right now: Coconut Cream Doughnuts, Blueberry Crumb Mini-Doughnuts, Sugar and Spice Brioche Doughnut Holes, Almond Cream Doughnuts with Spiced Pear Jam
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These recipes feel plenty fun and whimsical without tipping over into over-the-top or insanely complicated. They still feel like something I can envision making in my own kitchen. Besides, I firmly believe that doughnuts should be simple affairs: fried dough, a good glaze, maybe some cream or jam to fill inside. Anything more just starts to feel like...not a doughnut.
Baking instructions are included with most recipes for those of us who might prefer that over frying, though I get the impression that the author is a big believer in deep frying over baking. I tend to agree — if I'm really craving a doughnut, then I want a doughnut! Even so, baking might be a good way to test out different flavors to see which ones are worthy of a deep fry.
• Who would enjoy this book? Homer Simpson, doughnut lovers, cooks with a healthy attitude toward deep-frying
Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: Glazed, Filled, Sugared & Dipped by Stephen Collucci
• Visit the author's website: Stephen Collucci
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