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After the Indulgence: Donut Fest Recap

After the Indulgence: Donut Fest Recap Donut Fest made its debut January 26 at Chop Shop’s 1st Ward event space, featuring a hodgepodge of doughnut purveyors from across Chicago, all vying for love from the public and the judges.

Donut Fest

(Donut Fest 2014)

Donut Fest Recap:

Like a tsunami of fried dough and treacly glaze, the first annual Donut Fest has come and gone. Hosted at Chop Shop‘s 1st Ward event space on January 26, the deep-fried juggernaut sold out tickets and packed the house with upwards of 15 doughnut purveyors from across Chicagoland. Each spot doled out doughnut samples to attendees, along with a myriad of whole doughnuts in an array of outre flavors. Far beyond your standard glazed doughnuts and cake doughnuts, purveyors rose to the occasion with doughscuits (doughnut biscuits), bismarks, duck fat-fried doughnuts, and lots more. Here’s what you missed, or if you were lucky enough to attend, here’s a reminder of what you’re still reeling from:

Nutella bombolini

(Nutella-filled bombolini from Scafuri Bakery)



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doughnut or donut (/ˈdnət/ or /ˈdnʌt/) (see spelling differences) is a type of fried dough confectionery or dessert food. The doughnut is popular in many countries and prepared in various forms as a sweet snack that can be homemade or purchased in bakeries, supermarkets, food stalls, and franchised specialty outlets. They are usually deep-fried from a flour dough, and typically either ring-shaped or without a hole and often filled. Other types of batters can also be used, and various toppings and flavorings are used for different types, such as sugar, chocolate, or maple glazing. In addition to flour, doughnuts may also include such ingredients as water, leavening, eggs, milk, sugar, oil/shortening, natural flavors and/or artificial flavors.[1][2]

The two most common types are the toroidal ring doughnut and the filled doughnut—which is injected with fruit preservescreamcustard, or other sweet fillings. A small spherical piece of dough may be cooked as a doughnut holeOther shapes include rings, balls, and flattened spheres, as well as ear shapes, twists and other forms. Doughnut varieties are also divided into cake and risen type doughnuts.