Doughnuts Make Me Go Nuts
I know, I know, my titles are going off the rails lately. I like it that way. Anyway, there’s a special occasion coming up in my life (definitely not my birthday if that’s what you’re thinking; I’m definitely not halfway to 46), and Jen kindly decided to bring in doughnuts for said occasion. I love doughnuts, love them. In high school, I had way too many of them and turned into Augustus Gloop for a few years. Anyway, keep reading for more, including some of my favorite doughnut recipes!
First off, let’s talk about why I love doughnuts so much. First of all, they’re fried rings of dough. Sounds horrible, right? Well, maybe for the waistline, but I tell myself they’re zero calorie and then I feel better. Then, when they’re hot out of the oil, they’re dipped in delicious frostings, glazes, and filled (my favorite).
There are deliciously rich Polish variants called paczki that hold a special place in my heart (I’m half Polish, so you know, I need to try all the ethnic foods). As opposed to the more traditional doughnut, paczki are usually filled with fruit preserves or rose hip jam. When I have paczki, I tell myself I’m being healthier than having a regular doughnut. Does that mean paczki are technically a negative calorie food? I believe it does.
Here are some of my favorite doughnut (and paczki) recipes from Recipe4Living!
Dunkin’ Donuts Donut Holes: Who doesn’t love these? I do, and the fact that I can make them at home makes me love them even more!
Fluffy Instant Donuts: Fluffy is good. Instant is better. Donuts are the best. This combines good, better, and best? Oh my…
Buttermilk Drop Donuts: Buttermilk is delicious in anything, especially sweet foods. Here’s a fun tip: if you don’t have any buttermilk on hand, just put a splash of vinegar into a cup of milk and wait a few minutes. Almost-instant buttermilk!