Fun Facts about Doughnuts aka Donuts:
- The exact origins of where the first doughnuts were made is unknown. However, in ancient Rome and Greece, cooks would fry strips of pastry dough and coat them with honey or fish sauce.
- The first doughnut machine was invented about 100 years ago, in 1920, by Adolph Levitt (in New York).
- Utica, New York holds the record for the largest doughnut ever made. It measured 16 feet wide, 16 inches high and weighed 1.7 tons! The record was set in 1993 and still has not been beaten.
- The Guinness World record for doughnut eating is held by John Haight — he ate 29 doughnuts in just over 6 minutes. That’s about 12 seconds per doughnut!
- The two most common types of doughnut are ring doughnuts, which are shaped like rings, and filled doughnuts, which are round and have jam, jelly, custard, whipped cream, or chocolate inside them.
- Per capita, Canada has more doughnut shops than any other country.
We definitely have a recipe for you to try!! Check out our Delectable Doughnut Recipe, including Chocolate and Vanilla Glazes …
Brioche Doughnut Dough
Yield: 1 dozen doughnuts
- 750g all purpose flour
- 7g salt
- 75g icing sugar
- 20g instant yeast
- 200ml milk
- 5 eggs
- 135g butter (cold in cubes)
- In a bowl combine flour, salt and icing sugar and whisk together.
- Warm the milk to 110F or just above body temperature, whisk in yeast and a handful of the dry ingredients, let sit.
- Once foaming, add dry ingredients to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook. Add milk and eggs. Starting on low, incorporate all the ingredients then turn mixer to medium and mix until dough is smooth.
- Add butter, piece by piece, while mixer is on medium. Mix until dough comes back together and begins to climb the hook.
- Roll out dough approximately 1/2” thick cut into desired shapes, let rest 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
- Heat oil in fryer or pan to 375F. Cook for about 2 – 3 minutes, depending on size of doughnuts. Remove doughnuts when golden on both sides. Quickly drain on paper towels or newspaper. Roll in powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar or try one of our Glaze recipes below. Enjoy immediately!
- 4oz semi sweet chocolate
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 C powdered sugar
- 3 Tbsp milk
- Over low heat melt chocolate and butter in saucepan stirring constantly. Add in sugar and enough milk to make it a nice spreading consistency.
Krispy Kreme Copycat Vanilla Glaze
- 2 Cups icing sugar sifted
- Approximately 1/2 cup milk – add to consistency
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- In a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients until combined.