Fat Tuesday is just one of many names for the day before Ash Wednesday, which includes Mardi Gras, Fastnacht Day, and Shrove Tuesday. Today, we are going to talk about donuts. There are so many choices: holes versus no holes, fillings, varying shapes, flavored doughs, and icings, etc. Everyone has their favorites. If you cut them into halves or quarters, you can try a little of each. Let’s get started…
These powdered sugar coated German donuts are an integral part of any pre-Lenten celebration.
Whether they are dunked in hot chocolate or toasted with butter and jelly, plain donuts offer a blank canvas for your creative culinary skills.
Cinnamon & Sugar Donuts
Butter, cinnamon & sugar are a heavenly flavor combination.
Simply sweet, these popular donuts have extra sparkle thanks to a dusting of sugar prior to glazing.
Vanilla-Glazed Chocolate Donuts
This vanilla glaze is the perfect complement to a rich moist chocolate donut.
Crumb Topped Donut
The secret to this coffeecake flavor comes from cake crumbs and a sugar glaze.
Frosted & Chocolate Dipped Donuts
Many donuts have frosting on top, while others a dipped in chocolate or other sweet candy coatings.
Double Chocolate Coffee Donut
Coffee & Chocolate are two very popular flavor combos.
Frosted Donuts Topped with Sprinkles or Nuts
Sprinkles and nuts easily adhere to the frosting layer beneath.
Frosted Donut Topped with Coconut
Cookie Monster may have to change his name before biting into this coconut cutie.
Donut Holes Rolled in Powdered Sugar
If you make donuts, you’re going to have lots of leftover holes. Thanks to companies, like Dunkin Donuts, donut holes are the perfect bite-size treat. You can’t eat just one.
These delicious treats are light and fluffy on the inside and coated with a honey glaze. They get their unique shape by being piped from a pastry bag.
Jelly Filled Donut
Jelly donuts come in a variety of flavors, including strawberry, apricot, and raspberry.
Custard or Creme Filled Donut Topped with Powdered Sugar
Angel cream and Bavarian crème are just a few of the tempting filling options.
Boston Crème Donut
Boston Crème is a classic favorite with luscious chocolate and sweet creamy custard.
Chocolate Crème Filled Donut Topped with Powdered Sugar
Chocolate makes everything better. Just looking at this photo makes my mouth water.
Frosted & Filled Heart-Shaped Donut
Donuts don’t have to be round. They can be heart-shaped, square, or triangular. The dough can be hand-twisted to create textured, fluted and even pretzel shaped donuts. Interesting shapes and colors appeal to the eyes as well as the tastebuds.
Decorations include icing, chocolate chips, shavings, & powder, candy, marshmallows, cake crumbs, pretzels, sprinkles, and nuts.
Strawberry Shortcake Donut
Not usually found in donuts, Strawberries and Cream is another classic flavor combo. Hidden inside is a rich whipped cream filling waiting to blend with the sweet juicy strawberry. It’s love at first bite!
Maple Bacon and Samoa Donuts are exotic flavor combos. Smokey maple syrup and salty bacon will satisfy sweet and salty cravings. The Samoa donut tastes like the popular Girl Scout Cookie, with chocolate and caramel drizzle over coconut.
Eating is the Best Part
And now, I’m hungry. How about you? I hope there’s something in the kitchen to satisfy my sweet tooth. If not … Dunkin Donuts, here I come! Lol What kinds of donuts do you like? Please let me know in the comments section.
Thanks for Reading & Happy Crafting!