Imagine a Krispy Kreme donut—yum, right? Okay, now lose that melt-in-your-mouth texture. We know, it’s hard to say good-bye. Stick with us here. Right. Now replace that texture with a briochelike one with a little chewy give. The springy dough has an almost savory flavor that adults and kids alike will freak out over. We know this because we watched the ChefSteps staff lose their business when they sampled their first exquisite bites of these bad boys, not even pausing to wipe their glaze-stained lips as they moved in for seconds. Sounds good, right? Now here’s the best part: you can make them at home, and it’s pretty easy too. We developed this recipe specifically for cooks like you, cooks looking to best even the best commercial donuts and have an awesome time doing it. Try these donuts glazed or topped with a bit of filling—we humbly recommend our own Lemon Curd or Raspberry Jam). Ready to fry away? We’re here for you every step of the way. Once you’ve got the basics down, tinker to your heart’s delight—you might even want to mix it up by making some Old-Fashioned Donuts too. Oh man, imagine two types of homemade donuts at your next brunch party. We eagerly await our invite. Get the full recipe at We've partnered with the mad food scientists at ChefSteps to bring their hyper-inventive cooking videos to F&W readers. These DIY donuts by ChefSteps are even better than Krispy Kreme.

Food & Wine
Updated July 27, 2016

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