Operation #Cronut

By now the entire food world has heard of and salivated over a Cronut.  It’s a doughnut made from croissant dough, says Chef Dominique Ansel, owner of Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York’s SoHo district.  Now Chef Ansel is no flash in the pan; for many years he was Daniel Boulud’s pastry chef and if […]

Handmade Doughnuts for Nat’l Doughnut Day

Friday June 1st is National Doughnut Day so why not celebrate this quirky event by making your own doughnuts from scratch?  It’s not that hard but you will have to stand over a half gallon of 325 degree oil.  If you can exercise a little caution with the oil and promise not to fry these […]

Vegan Doughnuts and Artisan Dogs

Laura Huff of Carolina Epicurean is the sweetheart of the Carolinas!  Here’s her lead story for this week…by none other than your humble servant.  Enjoy!    

Cream-filled Doughnuts

Jason asked me to make some banana cream filled doughnuts for a private party so I tried several different techniques.  I made a couple of batches of yeast risen doughnuts (recipe is in the back of my novel, Doughnuts for Amy) and also a cake doughnut recipe.  Cake doughnuts are leavened with baking powder and/or […]