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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth This Doughnut Day!

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth This Doughnut Day!

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Did you hear? It's National Doughnut Day in the US on Friday, 05 June 2020! But it doesn't mean we can't celebrate and indulge in a round doughy delight. Grab some decadent doughnuts from these spots in the city and enjoy.  colourful doughnuts in yellow, pink, blue and chocolate with sprinkles

Krispy Kreme

When you think doughnuts, what is the first place that comes to mind? Of course, Krispy Kreme, duh! Krispy Kreme has taken over South Africa, offering everyone the sweetest, most decadent and candy embellished sugar treats we've ever seen. Whether you enjoy a plain doughnut with a thin sweet glaze or love to overdo it with all the toppings imaginable for the ultimate sugar rush, Krispy Kreme will definitely have a doughnut delight for your taste buds.

So, when the craving hits, visit your nearest Krispy Kreme branch and pick up a box (or two) OR why not get them delivered right to your door via contactless delivery thanks to UberEats and Mr D? For contactless convenience, download their app, link your card details and pay with your app the next time you visit and make an in-store purchase.

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Tonka Bean Bakery

For something mouthwatering that'll have you coming back for more, order some sweet doughnuts from Tonka Bean Bakery! They pride themselves on using classic French methods to create their decadent baked treats. There's a wide variety of doughnuts to choose from, including Nutella Stuffed, Custard, Cookies & Cream and the Lotus Donut. Don't forget to also try their other baked delights offering everything from cakes, tarts, desserts and more. They have set days where they offer order and collect in certain areas in Joburg, so be sure to follow their Instagram page to see the latest dates and delights.

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X&O Patisserie At 27 Boxes

Who remembers that 'cronut' fad that hit the city a little while ago? You know – the interesting doughnut and croissant combination that resulted in a doughy, tasty, flaky and scrumptious sweet treat that had you coming back for more? We wondered where those disappeared to and we're happy to report that we have found them at X&O Patisserie at 27 Boxes in Melville! Available – fresh and handmade – seven days a week, these indulgent musts can be delivered right to your door from UberEats and Mr D (if you're located in the area). If you're a little too far away, place an order on WhatsApp via 082 040 0787 and pick it up or arrange for delivery.

Details: | [email protected] | WhatsApp via 082 040 0787 | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Or Simply Make Your Own Doughnuts!

Can't find the perfect doughnut with all your favourite toppings? Then why not create your own doughnut at home? Not only will this make a delicious treat for all, but it'll also entertain the whole family and even get you started on improving your baking skills. Here's a simple recipe to get you cracking.

How To Make Donuts by Rian Handler via

Before you get started, click here to take a look at a few notes that'll help you on your way to making scrumptious homemade doughnuts. This includes how to handle the dough, rising and what to do if you don't have a doughnut cutter.

Doughnut on a grind topped with white icing

Image by Chelsea Lupkin via


For Dough:

  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tsp granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 packet (or 2 ¼ tsp) active dry yeast
  • 4 ½ cups flour, plus more for surface
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Canola or vegetable oil, for frying

For Glaze:

  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract


  1. Grease a large bowl with cooking spray and set aside. In a small, microwave-safe bowl or glass measuring cup, add milk. Microwave until lukewarm, 40 seconds. Add a teaspoon of sugar and stir to dissolve, then sprinkle over yeast and let sit until frothy, about 8 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and salt. In a large bowl, whisk together remaining sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla with a wooden spoon. Pour in yeast mixture, mix to combine, then add in dry ingredients, stirring with a wooden spoon until a shaggy dough forms. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead until elastic and only slightly tacky, adding more flour a teaspoon at a time if needed.
  3. Form into a tight ball then place dough in an oiled bowl and cover with a clean dish towel. Let dough rise in a warm spot in your kitchen until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  4. Line a large baking sheet with parchment. Punch down dough, then turn onto a lightly floured work surface and roll out into a rectangle. Using a doughnut cutter, punch out your doughnuts. Knead scraps together and punch out as well. Place doughnuts and holes onto baking sheets, cover with a dish towel, and let rise again, about 40 minutes more.
  5. Make glaze: In a large bowl, whisk together milk, icing sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Set aside.
  6. Line a large baking sheet with paper towels. In a large dutch oven over medium heat, heat oil to 180°. Cook doughnuts, in batches, until deeply golden on both sides, about 1 minute per side. Holes will cook even faster!
  7. Transfer doughnuts to paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain and cool slightly. Dip into glaze, then place onto a cooling rack (or eat immediately!).

Source: Recipe by Rian Handler. Recipe image by Chelsea Lupkin via


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