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…
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!
Hungry yet? Which of these would you make first?