Time to Make the Doughnuts

When I was in high school, my dad used to wake me up every morning at 6am by opening my bedroom door and softly singing “Nik, time to make the doughnuts.”

I think about that almost every morning and smile. And then I want to find the closest doughnut. It’s a bit of an obsession. I get really excited when I see them on a menu and lucky for me, DC has some great doughnuts! Some of my recent faves…

DC doughnuts Graffiato Mike Isabella zeppole Birch and Barley Virtue Feed and Grain

Clockwise: 1. pork belley jelly doughnut from mike isabella at cochon 555 2. Coffee zeppole with mascarpone cream at Graffiato 3. carrot cake doughnuts at virtue feed and grain 4. Doughnut trio at Birch and Barley (lemon poppyseed, toffee-bacon, bittersweet chocolate)


And well, my dad was right, it’s time for me to make doughnuts. It’s a baking project I’ve put off for some time, but now I think I’m ready. While I decide which kind I’ll finally make, here are some of my favorites that I’ve pinned to my Breakfast & Brunch board to get me inspired!

cinnamon sugar doughnutsBite size cinnamon and sugar doughnuts from the British Larder

Vanilla Cream-Filled Doughnuts Martha StewartVanilla cream filled doughnuts from Martha Stewart

doughnutsMini Baked Doughnuts from Kirbie’s Cravings

nutella doughnutsNutella-filled doughnuts from Sips and Spoonfuls

Hungry yet? Which of these would you make first?

19 thoughts on “Time to Make the Doughnuts

  1. MJ

    I just had my first donut in forever at Glazed! in Charleston, SC. It was pretty more amazing (Ok…maybe I sampled 4 different flavors- what else can you do when faced with delicious options?). I’m a bit of a purist, so I might just go for those caked kind with the dusting of cinnamon-sugar. Mmm.

  2. Lisanne

    …so come to OBX with us this summer and head to Duck Donuts in Corolla…a design-your-own assembly line of warm yummy donuts…it’s now our day of departure obsession!

  3. Sheri Ann

    All of these doughnuts look delicious. I’m going to have to whip out my doughnut pan this weekend and bake up a batch or two! Glazed and cinnamon sugar are my favorites!

  4. Shipsa01

    While this may be more appropriate around the winter holidays, how about Ebelskivers – the wonderful Danish apple donuts? I guess the only other problem is that with those, you need to get a special (and sometimes) expensive cast-iron pan: http://tinyurl.com/7gbvj42.

  5. Elyssa

    Ummmm carrot cake donuts!? No one told me about these.

    Also in “kind of donuts” news: Boqueria will be offering Nutella stuffed churros on their new brunch menu!

  6. Sarah

    A girl after my own heart! Good luck in your attempt to make them…I tried once a few months ago and failed miserably! I think my yeast has gone dead or something…

  7. Emily

    I have such fond memories associated with donuts too! If you need someone to help you taste test, especially of the Nutella-filled variety, you know where to find me :)

  8. Victoria

    YUM! The colorful ones are definitely my favorite although I will have to bake up the ones stuffed with Nutella, are you kidding me??? Amazing!

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