Chewing the Fat: Alton Brown on Donuts
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.
Gourdough's (Austin, TX) : VendrTV
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..
|Perfecting Café du Monde-style Beignets|
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.
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.