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Staff Picks: Our Favorite Doughnuts

Everyone knows the old gag about policemen eating doughnuts and coffee everyday— but if you really stop to think about it...why not? We'd happily eat a hot out of the fryer, sugar-coated ring of dough every day if we could. Well, maybe if they were from a few select places, like these, our favorite doughnut shops from Philly to San Francisco, Nantucket and beyond! More

Bake the Book: Raspberry Doughnuts with Vanilla Dipping Sauce

It doesn't get much simpler or more indulgent than a fresh doughnut. Being able to make your own is a must for any aspiring home pastry chef. Old School Comfort Food shares chef Alex's recipe for fluffy, sugar-encrusted doughnuts filled with tangy jam and accompanied by a creamy vanilla sauce. It took her dozens of attempts to develop a method that, according to her, works every time. You just need to make it once. More

American Classics: Persian Buns

There are few childhood treats that were as special to me as Persian Buns, a deep-fried, chocolate frosted cinnamon bun, that I've only ever encountered in a small bakery in Camden, Maine. Alas, the Camden Home bakery has long since shut its doors and it's been years since I've had one of these addictive treats, but I think I've cracked the code on how to make them at home. More

First Look: Union Square Donuts; Somerville, MA

Union Square Donuts is definitely not a mom-and-pop doughnut joint. It's housed in Kitchen, Inc., the shared commercial cooking space in Union Square. There's a folding table instead of a counter and though it all looks a little impermanent, the place is buzzing with energy. The staff, almost all of whom are wearing beanies and plaid, are friendly and look like they might just glaze doughnuts to the beat of Sam Cooke and French love songs even when they're not working. More

Snapshots From Brightest Young Thing's Donut Fest, Washington D.C

This past Saturday, Brightest Young Things held their first annual DC Donut Fest. Held at Penn Social, the sold out event featured all you can eat doughnuts (while they lasted) from all the major doughnut purveyors in the area including Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken, GBD and Poste. Take a look at the doughnut feeding frenzy and some of BYT's characteristic oddities (like a solitary, vaguely androgynous dancer on stage clutching a giant inflatable doughnut). More

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