The genesis of modern doughnuts is widely traced back to Dutch settlers who brought them to New York. The term ‘doughnut’ was first published in 1809 in Washington, Newyork. It is said that the first doughnuts were balls of fried dough. The balls were filled with nuts in the middle hence their exact name. With time, they have become an American treat unmistakably. They became everyone’s favorite in Brooklyn and globally.
Over the years, deep-fried dough balls have been evolving into many diverse forms.
Yeast donuts are fried dough. Yeast donuts are differentiated from chemically leavened donuts because of their use of yeast leavening agents. They are famous for their permeable composition and exquisite regularities. The nature of yeast products is produced by mixing a combination of yeast and air. You can either use a straight or sponge donut system to make yeast donuts. To obtain this through the simple linear dough method, mix all your ingredients in one mixing bowl. Leave the dough to ferment for not less than an hour.
After the preparation, heat your frying oil between the scope of 375-385 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut your dough into your preferred shapes. Heat and immerse each piece in your frying oil. They will float because they have an airy structure. Remove your yeast-raised donuts once cooked. Add the topping or fillings of your choice. You can also apply glazes to your yeast while they are still hot. However, it would be best to wait to use thicker icings or add fillings until after cooling.
Some types of yeast donuts include;
- Chocolate yeast donut
- Glazed donut
- Tiger tail donut
Cake donuts have moist, crumbly interiors. Their structures are dense like cake or airy like wedding cakes. A cake donut structure makes it the perfect tool for large frostings and extravagant toppings. Cake donuts are made in two methods of making cake donuts, namely piping and rolling. Types of cake donuts include;
- Blueberry cake doughnut
- Apple cider doughnuts
- Red velvet donuts
- Devil’s food doughnuts
- Sour cream donut
- Old fashioned donut
Donuts holes are tiny, bite-size round donuts. They can be also be dropping a small ball of dough into the hot oil. After frying them, you add the desired glazing/ topping. Donut holes are fried for few minutes because they reduce in size. Types of donut holes include;
- Nun’s puff
- Pumpkin donut holes
- Nutella churro donut holes
A long john donut is a yeast donut cut into a rectangle. An elliptical structure characterizes it. It’s sometimes, in the U.S, called an eclair doughnut. Long johns are the most common name for this oblong donut in the midwestern united states. Other areas, however, have distinguished preferred terms. They come in offering both a cream-filled long john and a simple glazed maple bar. Some types of long john doughnuts include;
- Chocolate long john
- Cream filled long john
- Maple bar
- Maple bacon bar
Long johns are higher in calories than round donuts.
Dough donuts are made to satisfy customers with various flavors meeting different tastes and cravings.