Crazy for Fresh Doughnuts!


This weekend I made a batch of chocolate filled beignets for a dinner party. The next morning the oil was still on the stove, albeit cold and I had brioche dough left in the bucket. My boys were waiting for something to eat and the coffee machine was doing its magic. In as much time as it would have taken me to make oatmeal I whipped together a batch of warm fresh doughnuts. The boys were thrilled and my coffee had the perfect companion!

Roll the brioche dough out to 1/4 inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter and a small round cookie cutter shape the doughnuts. Make sure to save the holes to fry up.


Fry them in the oil as you would the beignets on page 197.


Lay the doughnuts out on paper towel to drain off any excess oil.


Dust with powdered sugar, pour that cup of coffee and read the paper. My perfect morning!

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60 thoughts on “Crazy for Fresh Doughnuts!

  1. I’ve had your first book for a few years now, it’s my go to book for bread. Limpa, we all love, my Uncle said,” Its just like what your Grandmother made” and I take much pride in that compliment! challa & pecan Carmel rolls.. it’s all good. I love this idea for the doughnuts, I’m going to the kitchen to make brioche!!

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