There is no doubt as to what this cookbook, 150 Best Donut Recipes, is about. It is packed with recipes for both baked and fried donuts that will make any donut lover happy. The cookbook’s very direct title definitely catches your eye, and while it might not be the most imaginative title on the shelf, it definitely delivers any kind of donut recipe that you could hope for.
Like its title, this book is simple and direct. It covers donuts in all their forms, and delivers straightforward instructions on how to make them from start to finish. There is an intro that covers equipment and ingredients, but the section on Making Donuts Step-By-Step is where you really get started. This short chapter gives you one recipe of each type of donut in the book – raised donuts, cake donuts, baked donuts, filled donuts, fritters, donut holes, bow ties and twists – and walks you through the method. There are also some great illustrations to help you out with these methods. It’s everything you need to fill a donut case at the corner shop, that’s for sure! It’s nice that the book includes baked donuts, as well. Donut baking pans are becoming more and more common, as donut-lovers look for slightly healthier ways to enjoy these treats, and it is great to see a cookbook that includes so many recipes for this type.
The recipes are easy to follow and cover everything from classic donuts to green tea donuts, so you won’t get bored with any of the options here. Most of the recipes are accompanied by tips to help your donut-making go more smoothly, as well as for suggestions for icing and different filling variations. The photos that are included are very nice, but I still wish there were a few more pictures to tempt me. That said, with the step-by-step photos it is easy to see how you can make every kind of donut in the book even if the recipe isn’t illustrated with its own photo.