Why do some people love doughnuts so much? During our chat with Alton Brown, he said it's because doughnuts don't change often; "When everything else changes, we need something that doesn't." (Of course, there's that other reason: Sweet fried dough is delicious.)
It's a shame that Spudnut shops aren't as prolific today as they were back in the 1950s; the addition of potato flour results in some of the lightest, most pillowy doughnuts you'll ever eat. if you find a Spudnuts, definitely try it.
We love decades-old mom-and-pop doughnut shops, but we also love the non-traditional creations from Doughnut Plant, one of our favorite doughnut shops in the country. Doughnuts with fresh blueberry glaze? Square jelly-filled doughnuts? Yes, please.
Another nontraditional fave of ours: Gourdough's, a doughnut trailer in Austin that fully delivers on their tagline, "BIG. FAT. DONUTS." Their fried-to-order doughnuts are massive, even more so when piled with toppings like chocolate-covered brownie bits or fried chicken chunks..4
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By far the most gluttonous episode to date - Gourdoughs - where tender donuts are fried fresh, to order, and topped with some serious fixin's. How serious? Take the Mother Clucker, for example. A fresh fried donut, glazed, topped with fried chicken breast, and a honey butter drizzle. Unbelievable!
Next time you're in Austin, you've gotta pay them a visit. Gourdoughs.com
Café du Monde's beignets are a "must eat" in New Orleans for good reason: These sugar-dusted, finger-burning hot fritters feature crisp shells and soft, doughy interiors. But if you can't get to New Orleans, bring the beignets to you with this recipe.5
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Now that Chef Philip Dorwart has provided you with some beignet inspiration, it's your turn to create your "Best Beignet," using cottonseed oil - just like Café du Monde has for 150+ years!
Between now and February 18, 2011, grab your video camera and show us in three (3) minutes or less your tips for creating your "Best Beignet" fried in cottonseed oil. We'll post all video entries to our YouTube channel, and our panel of judges will pick their favorite video, based on the below criteria.
One (1) grand prize winner will receive $5,000! Plus...
- Be featured on CottonseedOilTour.com
- Appear on The Reuters Sign in the heart of Times Square (via PR Newswire)
- Be promoted in NCPA marketing materials!
Judging criteria (weighed at 25% each):
• Features use of cottonseed oil as frying oil
• Promotes benefits of frying with cottonseed oil
• Originality of video
• Clarity/professionalism of presentation
Your video entry must be within the size requirements set forth by YouTube™ video community.
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It would feel wrong to talk about doughnuts without mentioning the world's most famous doughnut lover, Homer Simpson. Few others would suffer eternal damnation for a doughnut.
Since we love Nyan Cat just about as much as we love doughnuts (and because the Internet isn't complete without cats), we end this playlist with Nyan Cat's more rotund, doughnut-girdled brother on his endless journey through space.