“Mmmmmmmm…doughnuts” This statement by Homer Simpson sums up everyone’s feeling about doughnuts. Doughnuts hold an incredibly special place in our lives; a doughnut is a perfect comrade to celebrate any occasion or feel good when things go downhill. Doughnuts appeal to everyone’s taste buds; be it baked or fried, glazed or dipped, iced or plain, they ensure that the very sight of them will spread warm, happy thoughts everywhere.
Since doughnuts are favorite among most people ranging from children to elderly, it is fitting that there’s a day dedicated especially to the delicious doughnuts that spread happiness in our lives. This is why the first Friday of every June is celebrated as the World Doughnut Day or simply Doughnut Day in the country. This year, June 1st will be celebrated as the Doughnut Day across the country. Even the history of Doughnut Day is as saccharine as the actual doughnut. The origin of Doughnut Day can be traced back to 1938, during the World War II. The Doughnut Day was launched by the Salvation Army in Chicago where they distributed doughnuts as a way of raising funds for their activities on the battlefield and spreading awareness of the same. Moreover, it was a small way of showing appreciation to the soldiers out on the battlefield, risking their lives to protect the country.
So, if you are keen on celebrating the Doughnut Day, you can do so by making these incredibly delicious doughnuts at home! Here are some interesting doughnut recipes that you can make at home and treat yourself or your guests (if you are feeling generous) with the amazing, yummy doughnuts.
Nutmeg doughnuts with berry icing
The berry icing is what steals the show. The ingredients for this doughnut include 2 cups of all-purpose flour, ½ cup sugar, 1 and ½ teaspoons baking powder, ½ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg, ½ teaspoon salt, 2 large eggs, ¼ cup honey or agave, ¾ cup kefir, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract. For the berry icing, you’ll need ½ cup frozen mixed berries, 2 tablespoon sugar, 1 and ½ cup powdered sugar, ½ teaspoon vanilla. Mix the ingredients and pour it into the doughnut pan, and bake it for 10 minutes in a preheated oven at 450 F degrees. Allow it to cool and dip it in the berry glaze. Voila! Your doughnuts are ready.
Cherry doughnuts with vanilla glaze
Cherries always look inviting! To make this delicious doughnut, you’ll need 2 cup flour, ¾ cup sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 tablespoon kosher salt, ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ¾ cup milk, 2 tablespoon butter, 15 maraschino berries, chopped. For the glaze, you’ll need ¼ cup heavy cream, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, 2 ¼ cups powdered sugar, and sprinkles. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and fold in the chopped berries, bake it in a 325 F degree oven for 10 minutes and allow it to cool. Dip it in the glaze and put sprinkles immediately. Your cherry doughnuts with vanilla glaze are ready to serve.
Chocolate chip cookie dough glazed
Choco chip cookies and doughnuts combined is indeed a dream turned reality! Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees and spoon the batter consisting ½ cup non-dairy milk, 3 tablespoon applesauce, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, 1 cup all-purpose flour, ½ cup sugar, ½ tablespoon kosher salt, ¼ tablespoon baking soda, 2 tablespoon baking powder, ½ tablespoon cinnamon, and 1/3 cup chocolate chips. After the doughnuts are baked, you can dip them in the chocolate chip cookie glaze and serve immediately.
Baked Funfetti doughnuts
Confetti looks amazing but is not eatable. So, try Funfetti instead! You will need 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ¼ teaspoon baking soda, ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, ¼ cup milk, ¼ cup Greek yogurt, 1 large egg, 2 teaspoons unsalted butter, 1 and ½ cup teaspoon vanilla extract, and ½ cup rainbow sprinkles. For the glaze, you’ll need ¼ cup milk, 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and extra sprinkles to add to the top. Mix the ingredients and bake them in the preheated oven set to 350 F degrees. Bake for 10 minutes and allow the mixture to cool before dipping it in the glaze. After dipping it in the glaze, you can add extra sprinkles to the top if you like a colorful doughnut. Enjoy your Funfetti doughnuts.
Triple chocolate whole grain doughnuts
This is the perfect doughnut for chocolate lovers! To make this doughnut, you’ll need 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour, ½ cup oat flour, ¼ cup barley flour, ¼ cup cocoa powder, 2 eggs, ½ unrefined sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, 1 cup low-fat cow milk, 2 tablespoon olive oil, 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips, and 1 teaspoon chocolate extract. To decorate it, you will need white chocolate chips. Preheat the oven to 325 F degree and after mixing the ingredients, carefully fold in chocolate chips. Bake the doughnuts for 17 to 22 minutes, and allow it to cool. Dip the doughnuts in the melted chocolate dip and serve right away.
So, this World Doughnut Day, try these easy recipes and treat yourself to the delicious doughnuts!