Book Review: “150 Best Donut Recipes: Fried or Baked”

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150 Best Donut Recipes: Fried or Baked

By George Geary
224 Pages (Paperback)
Date Published: August 17, 2012

What could be better than homemade donuts?

Topped with a chocolate glaze or simply rolled in cinnamon, fresh homemade donuts are impossible to resist. Whatever your preference — the fluffy yeast style or the denser cake variety — delicious, donut-shop confections are fun and surprisingly easy to make at home. The freshness and quality of ingredients that comes from scratch donut making simply can’t be beat!

This delicious collection of donut recipes features a wide variety of choices. You’ll find recipes for raised donuts (featuring yeast), cake based donuts, baked donuts (yes, donuts don’t need to be fried to be fantastic), holiday donuts, one-bite donuts and dozens of recipes for toppings, icing, glazes, sugars and fresh fillings. From the classic Maple Glaze to Blood Orange Filling. Whatever your mood or the occasion –there’s a perfect donut recipe.

  • Raised Donuts: Cinnamon Honey Donuts, Key Lime Donuts, Mocha Raised Donuts
  • Cake Based Donuts: Buttermilk Donuts, Dark Devil’s Food Donuts, Rum Raisin Donuts
  • Baked Donuts: Coconut Marshmallow Donuts, Strawberry Donuts, Lemon Cream Donuts
  • Holiday Donuts: Christmas Swirl Donuts, Father’s Day Tie Donuts, Fresh Cherry Donuts
  • One-Bite Donuts: Green Tea Bites, Baked Maple Mini-Donuts, Donut Holes
  • Special Donuts: Caramel Apple Fritters, Cinnamon Roll Donuts, Maple Bacon Bars

To make it even easier to replicate the donut shop experience at home, step-by-step color photographs show you simply and easily how to cut the dough, and recommended frying and baking equipment, filling techniques and icing ideas. Everything you need to make gourmet donuts can be found in these pages.

Okay so to me, donuts make the world go round, hahaha… This book features 150 recipes all about donuts both baked in the oven or fried.  For me I prefer baked, honestly because I am afraid of scalding oil but I had no clue you could “bake” donuts until now.  There are so many yummy sounding recipes in here and most of them are pretty simple and basic.  The book also includes recipes for glazes, fillings and other toppings.  Everything you need to get started making donuts at home is in this book so yes it is for beginners as well as experts since it features so many different recipes.  I can’t wait to try them out with my kids and see if we can save some money since donuts are getting expensive!  Now the only thing that is disappointing about this book is that there are not really pictures, just a few in the middle, but I think it is pretty easy to imagine what these donuts should look like.

BUY IT: You can buy 150 Best Donut Recipes: Fried or Baked wherever books are sold.

Mom and More Disclosure: I was sent this book to review in exchange for my honest opinion. Please see my Disclosure Policy.

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