by Lara Ferroni [641.865 Fer]
There's nothing quite as satisfying as the guilt-inducing taste of a fresh-made doughnut, be it fried or baked, the traditional round-with-hole, or filled. This book's attractive cover caught my eye on the library's "new books" displays and the thin size convinced me to give it a read. In the first 1/2 of the book, Ferroni presents the basic recipes that form the core of her building palette -- including doughnuts from other cultures, such as crullers and/or sopapillas (just to name a few). The rest of this handy little volume is variations in flavors and textures, including numerous glaze flavors, accompanied by mouth-watered photographs of the end products. She finished off with a bibliography listing sources for special tools and ingredients for the kitchen geeks among us. I'll have to admit, though I love Krispy Kremes, I lean more toward baked doughnuts, and about 1/3 of the recipes here give me inspiration for trying a few new baked doughnuts at home. Recipes that jumped out at me included Margarita, German Chocolate and Creme Brulee! -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library [Sample Scott's monthly book column!]
[ Doughnuts entries on Lara Ferroni's official blog ]
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