Donuts

Doughnuts are a morning indulgence that has evolved far beyond plain glazed. Voodoo Doughnut in Portland makes wacky flavors like Froot Loops and bubble-gum dust. And besides flavors, there are so many different styles of doughnuts out there. You can find yeasted, crullers, cake, fritters, cider, sour cream and potato doughnuts. And that's not even counting doughnut relatives like beignets or paczkipaczki. There's a whole world of doughnuts to explore and Food & Wine can get you started.

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Krispy Kreme Introduces 'Not-So-Scary' Monster Doughnuts for Halloween

Plus, from October 10 through Halloween, Krispy Kreme will offer a $1 Sweet-or-Treat dozen with the purchase of any dozen doughnuts.

Hanukkah Doughnuts

Hebrew for “doughnuts,” sufganiyot are the most popular Hanukkah food in Israel. These fried treats are simply made from balls of yeast dough and filled with chocolate, creams, curd or, as here, jam. Bakeries and markets start frying them weeks before the actual holiday and keep going until the week after. With TV chef Andrew Zimmern’s recipe, you can prepare them year-round. Slideshow: More Hanukkah Recipes 

Tofu Doughnuts with Mezcal Condensed Milk

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F&W Best New Chef 2017 Yoshi Okai, of Austin’s Otoko, makes these crisp fried doughnuts with a combination of silken tofu, sugar, flour and salt. The texture is not that of a traditional doughnut; instead, it’s more like mochi, with an appealing chew. The creamy, sweet and smoky mezcal sauce is a most excellent accompaniment.Okai’s crisp fried doughnuts have an appealing chew, almost like mochi. He says, “At Nishiki Market in Kyoto, Japan, there is a tofu shop where they’ve been making tofu for over 50 years and tofu doughnuts for 25 to 30 years. I was a teenager when I ate them, and I re-created the recipe later because I was kind of homesick. I don’t have a recipe for them from Nishiki, but I made them from memory, and I think they came out pretty good.” Slideshow: More Doughnut Recipes 

Laughing Donut Holes

"This snack is very popular in South China to serve to guests during the Chinese New Year,” says cookbook author Kei Lum Chan. "It is so named because the round dough balls, when deep fried, will crack open like someone is laughing. It carries a meaning of being able to laugh throughout the year." This recipe originally appeared in CHINA: THE COOKBOOK by Kei Lum and Diora Fong Chan.Slideshow: More Doughnut Recipes
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How to Make Apple Cider Doughnuts

Some chefs can’t stop playing with their food. Consider Alex Talbot and Aki Kamozawa, the innovators behind a blog called Ideas in Food and the partners at Curiosity Doughnuts in Stockton, New Jersey. Why the name Curiosity? “Because it fuels everything we do,” says Kamozawa. To perfect their signature hand-rolled cider doughnuts, they tinkered endlessly with the texture, finally borrowing a technique from Japanese milk bread. The simultaneously moist and tender results put standard farmers’ market cider doughnuts to shame. The only way to improve on perfection? A luscious glaze or a roll in cinnamon-cardamom sugar. Fresh out of the fryer, these babies are straight-up mind-blowing. Here’s how to make your own batch.—Tina Ujlaki

Apple Cider Doughnuts

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These crisp and tender doughnuts are year-round favorites at Curiosity Doughnuts in the Stockton, New Jersey, farmers' market. Slideshow: More Doughnuts Recipes 

Baked Currant Doughnuts

Christy Timon opened her bakery in 1982, hiring Abram Faber to help with deliveries. The now-married couple are revered as early champions of classic European baking. They continue to hunt down rare recipes, like these light doughnuts adapted from Robert Jörin, a third-generation Swiss baker at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. Baking Tips from F&W Editors More Excellent Desserts