A Baker’s Field Guide to DoughnutsMore Than 60 Warm and Fresh Homemade Treats
By Dede Wilson
The American addiction to doughnuts is longstanding and deep-rooted. Today, there’s a Dunkin’ Donuts or Krispy Kreme store on every corner, and hip, upscale doughnut boutiques are springing up across the country. Author Dede Wilson, in A Baker’s Field Guide to Doughnuts, demystifies the doughnut-making process, breaking it down into simple, easy-to-follow steps. She presents 21 master recipes for doughnuts as well as glazes and fillings, and over 60 different recipes that are combinations of these or unique creations, sure to please adults looking for a piece of sweet nostalgia or a child looking forward to a tasty snack. The book also includes recipes for doughnuts’ scrumptious brethren: churros, fritters, and crullers.
Everybody loves doughnuts, and Wilson’s comprehensive guide is dedicated to this rarely homemade delight. With close-up, full-color photographs and detailed yet simple recipes, the book makes crafting these confections as easy as enjoying them, making A Baker’s Field Guide to Doughnuts a must-have in a baker’s kitchen. Wilson provides lots of ideas for ways readers can mix and match the master recipes to create their own signature doughnuts, and she dishes out easy-to-follow advice on techniques and equipment (a deep-fryer is not necessary, for example, to make doughnuts). Try Browned Butter-Brown Sugar Sour Cream Doughnuts, Spiced Chocolate Doughnuts, Vegan Gluten-Free Doughnuts, Coconut Cream-Filled Doughnuts with Coconut Glaze and Red Velvet Doughnuts with Cream Cheese Frosting.