11 types of donuts you need to try! Yes, Churros is one of them

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Updated on Jun 07, 2024, 10:10 IST
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Donuts or doughnuts, are one of the most diverse sweet snacks that are loved by all. Whether you are having a rough day or celebrating something good, donuts have become the go-to option for Indians since the arrival of international donut chains like Dunkin Donuts, Mad Over Donuts, Krispy Kreme and many others.

Different Types Of Donuts

As we gear up to celebrate National Donut Day on June 7, let's learn more about the different types of these tasty treats.

1) Yeast Donuts

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Also known as 'raised donuts', yeast donuts are the most common type of donuts that you'll see in bakeries. These varieties use yeast as a leavening?agent giving them a light and airy texture.

2) Cake?Donuts

Cake donuts are made using a cake batter which is leavened using baking powder, and are denser in their texture giving them the ability to hold your favourite toppings such as sprinkles, chocolate chips or oreos.

3) Cruller

Cruller mikebakesnyc.com/Pinterest

A perfect cross between yeast and cake donuts, crullers have a unique, twisted shape that may be circular or rectangular, with the original French variant being a ring-shaped delight.

4) Long Johns

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Similar to an eclair, these fried delicacies are designed in the shape of a bar and then filled with jelly, cream or custard and then frosted.

5) Cream-filled?Donuts

These classic yeast-leavened airy donuts are round and lack a hole in the middle, unlike regular donuts. Filled with cream, jam, jelly or even chocolate these donuts are then topped with your choice of ingredients from pretzels to fresh fruit.

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6) Beignets

Beignets crumbsandcaramel.com/Pinterest

Originating in France, beignets are a type of deep-fried yeasted donut that is made using a choux-pasty dough that puffs up as it fries. Filled with chocolate or jelly, or dusted with powdered sugar there are endless options to enjoy these French delicacies.

7) Potato?Donuts

Popularly known as spudnuts, potato donuts are similar in texture to cake donuts but are made using potato starch or mashed potatoes instead of flour. This makes them slightly more healthy and gives them a lighter texture.

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8) Brioche?Donuts

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Typically richer than a regular donut, brioche donuts are made with an egg and butter-enriched dough that makes it fluffier and softer. these deep-fried donuts are then pumped with a range of different fillings, from custards to ganache.?

9) Churros

Churros Pinterest

Bet you didn't know churros also count as donuts. Most popular in Spain, churros are long sticks of fried choux dough which is sprinkled with sugar. Although commonly served with chocolate or Nutella as a dipping sauce, nowadays, filled donuts have gained a dedicated fanbase.

10) Old-Fashioned?Donuts

Old-fashioned donuts are old, literally! Dating back to the 1830s, these donuts are prepared in a ring shape and topped with a glaze like the classic glazed donut. But it's their unique crunchy from the outside and soft from the inside texture that sets them apart.

11) Zeppole

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These fried donuts are of Italian origin and are similar to the regular donut holes. Most commonly sprinkled with powdered sugar, they can also be filled with cream or chocolate with their texture depending upon the dough which was used to make them.

Hope you learned something new about these lip-smacking snacks with this read. So why don't you go to your nearest chain or whip up some delicious donuts at your home to celebrate this special day? After all, we've just given you 11 different ways how to.

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