From basic sugar glaze to chocolate and MORE chocolate, these deep-fried doughy delights have never failed to bring a smile on a gloomy day. Nutritionally doughnuts may not have much to offer, but if you were to only have them once a year, let it be on World Doughnut Day, which is observed each year on the first Friday of June.
Did you know the origin of the Doughnut Day goes back to World War I? In 1917, volunteers from The Salvation Army, attempted to boost troop’s morale with baked goodies. Two volunteers, Margaret Sheldon and Helen Purviance, decided to serve doughnuts instead. These doughnuts were a big hit and the all-female volunteer group earned the nickname ‘doughgirls’ or ‘doughnut lassies’.
Later in 1938, the Chicago office of The Salvation Army started a fundraiser that doubled-up as an awareness campaign, National Doughnut Day. The next year World War II started, and the Red Cross carried forward the doughnut-serving tradition overseas.
Now that you’ve had a lesson in history, it’s time for doughnuts! If the thought of making doughnuts at home intimidates you, here are some easy-peasy recipes to prove you wrong. Trust
If the thought of doughnuts at home is intimidating then let us introduce you to Lazy Doughnuts; this recipe is perfect for you. Named aptly, these lazy doughnuts take no more than 30 minutes to get to your table. To make them more kid-friendly, simply drizzle with a lot of chocolate sauce and top with a handful of chocolate chips or colourful sugar sprinkles.
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A desi take on doughnuts, the mithai doughnuts are in no way deceiving! You get what you read: doughnuts stuffed with kalakand, ricotta cheese, tutti frutti and rose petals! A perfect way to sweeten your festivals, these mithai doughnuts are not only super easy to make but also call for no frying, which means health bhi aur taste bhi!
Pistachio Brown Butter Doughnuts
Peanut Butter Stuffed Doughnuts
Baked Nutella Doughnuts
These fluffy doughnuts are baked, not fried, making them perfect for a healthier breakfast or light dessert. What’s best is that these baked doughnuts have a crisp and a golden crust, while they’re soft, moist and share a similar texture to that of a cake, inside.
White and Brown Chocolate Doughnuts
A chocolate lovers dream come true, these white and brown chocolate doughnuts give you the best of both worlds. These doughnuts don’t require any special skills or call for extra effort, all you’ve got to do is prepare two separate glazes, which doesn’t take more than 5 minutes each, and then dunk your fried goodies into them!
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