Who can resist a doughnut? It seems like every country has their own take on this fried dough delight. Churros, dipped in a thick chocolate sauce, are a Spanish favourite; cartoonish ring doughnuts are undeniably American. France has the beignet, and we Brits favour a classic jam-filled doughnut, dusted generously with sugar.
Eaten as a snack, dessert or breakfast (yes, breakfast), fresh doughnuts always hit the spot. And if you're avoiding carbs and sugar? We have a doughnut-shaped solution.
In honour of National Doughnut Week (11-18 May), we've rounded up our favourite doughnut recipes for every occasion.
lemon & rose doughnuts
Perhaps unusually, these beauties are oven-baked – simply spoon the mixture into a doughnut (or bagel) tin before they go in. The really fun part is dunking them in that glossy pink icing...
mandazi with mango dip
Ever heard of mandazi? These East-African spiced doughnuts are made with coconut milk and cardamom. We think they're spot-on served as a morning or afternoon snack, with zingy mango yoghurt and a fresh pot of coffee. Bliss.
You may have been aquainted with cronuts, but how about the doffin? This mouthwatering muffin-donut hybrid is light, fluffy, coated in sugar and filled with raspberry jam. Sign us up!
The perfect jam doughnut
We’ve all eaten one (or a baker’s dozen) before, but have you ever made them? An oozing, fresh jam doughnut covered in sugar is an absolute classic, and this masterclass recipe will teach you how to make the ultimate jammy-centred doughnut. Go on, get your knead on.
These long, ridged doughnuts from Spain and Portugal are best served warm with a chocolate or dulce de leche (caramel) dipping sauce. Traditionally, churros are enjoyed for breakfast alongside hot chocolate, but our version can be enjoyed at any time of day, and make a brilliant Spanish twist on afternoon tea!
Iced ring doughnuts
These colourful cartoon-esque doughnuts from Great British Bake Off season 5 contestant Martha Collison are fun to bake, and only take one hour to make plus proving! Ice the doughnuts with whatever colours or patterns you fancy, or get the troops involved and invite everyone to ice their own for an afternoon of baking fun.
Syrup-covered bite-sized doughnuts flavoured with Greek yogurt and cinnamon that are light, airy and perfect for sharing. Pair loukoumades with some rosewater and lemon-spiked honey for a Middle Eastern taste sensation.
Trick or treat? These tasty treats may deceive you on first glance, but they’re not actually doughnuts at all! TV chef and youngest daughter of Gordon Ramsay, Tilly Ramsay's cored apple slices are topped with peanut butter or chocolate spread and sprinkled with dried fruits, nuts and yogurt-coated raisins for a tasty and wholesome treat. Perfect for kids' birthday parties and rainy day activities!
Have our scrummy doughnut recipes got you craving a sugary pick-me-up? Why not whip up a batch yourself (or pick up some of our bakery-fresh beauties) with everything you need from Asda.com, or pop into your local store.