It's June! This is crazy. After this month, 2011 will be halfway over. What?!?! :)
You may not realize this, but June 3rd is National Donut Day. If you go to any Dunkin' Donuts and buy a beverage, they'll give you a free donut. Nice! Now that I've made my own homemade donuts though, I think I prefer my own over those from DD's. It was totally coincidence too that I posted about my own homemade baked blueberry donuts this week!
In honor of this fun food holiday of National Donut Day, I thought I'd share with you a few other donut recipes I've bookmarked and hope to try at some point with my awesome donut pan (thanks again, sista, for the great gift!). In no particular order, here are some donut recipes that may make you want to make your own donuts too. ;-)
1) Pumpkin Cinnamon Apple Donuts from Cherry Tea Cakes
(photo from Cherry Tea Cakes)
These would be amazing in the fall! Well, actually, I'd eat them any time of year really... ;-)
2) Baked Donuts with Chocolate Glaze from Lemon Drop
(photo from Lemon Drop)
Simple and sweet. These look delightful.
3) Baked Chocolate Doughnuts from Lara Ferroni
(photo from Lara Ferroni)
You should look at all of her pictures of these chocolate doughnuts on her website. Amazing! In fact, you should look at more of her photography as well (not just of these doughnuts). I am up very late writing this post, thanks to the fact that I can't stop looking at her food photography. My eyes are exhausted and I'm as tired as can be, yet I'm drooling over donuts... This is how I spend a great deal of my spare time, friends. I browse recipes and can't stop staring at the appetizing photos on food blogs. Doesn't everyone do this??
Look, Lara Ferroni even has a whole cookbook about donuts!!
Are you going to eat a donut today in honor of this fun food holiday? I think I just might! If for some reason I don't eat one though, you can bet I'll at least be daydreaming about one...or maybe two...