All Hail The Chocolate Glazed Donut
I don’t know about all y’alls… but baking is a therapy for me. It is my safety blankie. Working too much? Cookies. Grumpy funk you just can’t shake? Cupcakes. Family tragedy striking again? Donuts.
It may seem strange to some. But when I bake, my head goes into the zone. Measure the flour. Level the flour. Dump. What’s next? Grab eggs. Crack eggs. Stir . . . Did I use chocolate last time? The recipe takes over your brain and everything else has to step outside for a moment. You bake and bake and bake and bake. Then, suddenly, when you’re halfway through a chocolate glazed donut and surrounded by cookies and rice krispie treats and donut holes and who-knows-what-the-hell-that-was-going-to-be, you realize it’s the end of the day. It’s time to stop baking. You open the door in your brain, hopefully fortified by your chocolate glazed donut, and invite whatever it is you shoved out in the cold to come back in.
What to do with Raised Yeast Donuts
So many options… Go traditional with plain iced donuts (a la Krispy Kreme), chocolate glazed donuts, or cinnamon sugar donuts. And don’t forget about the crazy topping options:
- crushed candy bars
- crushed cookies (um, hello, oreos…)
- peanut butter drizzle
- chocolate covered fruit
- powdered sugar
- colored sugar
- bacon bits (for the truly adventurous)
- mini M&Ms
- mini marshmallows
- crushed graham crackers
- crushed potato chips (again, for the adventurous)
David and I have lived near both a voodoo donuts and a psycho donuts . . . trust me . . . we get crazy with ours! Have fun!
PS – I’ve made these ahead of time, eaten them 5-6 hours later, and they were great! The next morning, they were still really good. But anything longer than 24 hours and they start to get stale.