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What Temperature Should You Fry Donuts At?

What temperature should you fry donuts at? Well, most of the recipes you find online suggest frying your donuts in vegetable oil at a temperature of about 350-375 degrees Fahrenheit. However, I’ve found that at this temperature, the donuts burn the outside of your donuts and don’t fully cook the dough on the inside – especially if you are making big, fluffy donuts (the kind that most people aim for when making donuts at home). (more…)

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6 Super Simple Donut Toppings

You don’t need to bake or fry dozens of different donuts in order to create a variety of donut flavors. Using a single donut dough, you can use simple donut toppings to decorate and flavor your doughnuts in a variety of ways.

Take for example the doughnuts pictured in the image at the top of this page. The dough used to create each of these five doughnuts is exactly the same. Click here to learn how to make this simple at-home doughnut recipe for yourself. The only difference in these donuts is the way that they’ve been decorated with simple donut toppings. (more…)

chocolate glaze donuts with rainbow sprinkles

My First Time Making Donuts

I just got finished making my first official batch of donuts… and they turned out incredibly well.

As I admited in my very first blog post, I’ve got a dream of one day opening up my own donut shop, but I’ve never actually made a donut before. So today was my first attempt at making donuts… and I’m pleased with how they turned out. However, I can certainly see some areas worth improving upon. I learned a few lessons along the way and I’ve also got a few questions. (more…)

essential donut ingredients

Ingredients In Donuts

While making donuts sounds quite simple, you’d be surprised at the length and variety of ingredients in the donut recipes that liter the Internet. Because there are so many different shapes, flavors and kinds of donuts to choose from, there is also a very long and varied list of donut ingredients.

If, however, you are in the search for a basic list of donut making ingredients, then this list is a good place to start – as these are the most basic list of ingredients in donuts that you will find: (more…)

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Doughnut Making For Beginners

I honestly haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about donuts (or doughnuts as they are more appropriately called). But over the last several years, I’ve spent a lot of time traveling around the world – mostly in Europe. And during my travels, I’ve noticed that the donuts shops I was so used to seeing in my home state of California where I grew up were nowhere to be found in most of the world.

In my hometown (near Ventura, California), for instance, my small city had at least five or more doughnut shops operating at any one time. So, doughnuts were something of a norm for me growing up – even if I didn’t eat them as frequently as I might have liked. (more…)