DIY Donuts: Try a Sweet Spin on the Breakfast Classic
Almost every culture has its version of deep-fried dough balls we know as donuts (think the Polish pączki or French beignet). Professional chefs and pastry artists have become obsessed with both kinds. Menus now often boast gourmet creations, and donut-specific bakeries are opening all across the country with over-the-top, unusual flavors.
But donuts as Americans know them come in two distinct forms: cake or yeast. The first tend to be more crumbly and dense. Yeast donuts (like glazed donuts and most jelly donuts) have a lighter, chewier texture. In honor of National Donut Day, put one of these unique donut bakeries on your list—or try one of their recipes.