It’s National Doughnut Week and Britain’s bakers are looking to raise some dough for charity The Children’s Trust by rustling up delectable doughnuts.
Established in 1991, the CSM Bakery Solutions-sponsored event runs until Saturday 19 May. A total of 132 business across the UK have signed up and will make a donation to the charity for every doughnut sold. Last year’s event raised more than £30,000 for the trust.
From jam-filled delights to tropical coconut treats, and lavishly topped doughnuts, the nation’s bakers have whipped up something for everybody. Here are some of our favourites:
Mango Lassi Doughnut – Siop Shop, Manchester
Coffee and doughnut purveyor Siop Shop has partnered with street food specialist Bundobust to create the Mango Lassi Doughnut. The cardamom doughnut is sandwiched with an alphonso mango cream, glazed and then topped with candied fennel seeds.
Tasty Baos – Wing Wing, Hammersmith Broadway
So they’re not doughnuts as you know them, but Korean restaurant Wing Wing has whipped up some deep-fried bao buns in celebration of National Doughnut Week. The buns come with a choice of six sweet fillings including Strawberry Crème, Salted Peanut, Pineapple Orange, Yuzu Meringue, Toffee Crème and Banana Caramel.
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Caramel Popcorn Doughnut – Crwst, Pembrokeshire
This Welsh bakery has drawn inspiration from classic desserts for its range of decadent doughnuts. Tangy yet sweet Rhubarb & Custard grace its menu alongside Lemon Meringue, the evergreen Classic Jam and even a Caramel Popcorn.
Royal Wedding Guest List – Warings Bakery, Reading
Warings Bakery has created six doughnuts in celebration of the royal wedding this weekend, with a guest list featuring The Ginger Toff, a ring doughnut topped with toffee icing and crushed ginger nut biscuits; The Wedding Cake, flavoured with lemon and elderflower; and The Diamond Ring, complete with shimmer sprinkles.
Piña Colada Doughnut – Dominee’s Doughnuts, Essex
If you like piña coladas… and eating doughnuts then Dominee’s has the dessert for you. Inspired by the classic cocktail, the vegan ring doughnut is slathered in pineapple buttercream, desiccated coconut and topped with a glacé cherry. The bakery has also created a Candy Floss doughnut and Mango and Strawberry one in celebration of the week.
Royal Affair Doughnut – STK, London
This London steakhouse has created the Royal Affair doughnut that weighs in at a hefty 900g. It combines UK ingredients with US flavours, as a nod to the Harry and Meghan, with toppings including crispy bacon, caramel popcorn and chocolate, decorated with flags.
NYC PB&J – Yes! Doughnuts, Manchester
Peanut butter? Check. Jam? Check. Vegan-friendly? Check. The NYC PB&J doughnuts from Yes! Doughnuts are described as “all vegan, all delicious”. Filled with lots of jam, they’re glazed and topped with roasted peanuts and strawberries. Yes! Doughnuts’ menu this week also includes Salted Caramel Biscoff Blitz and a brightly-coloured raspberry, coconut, rose and popping candy one.
Cappuccino Doughnut – Pippin Doughnuts, Swindon
Getting your morning caffeine kick just got more exciting thanks to Pippin Doughnuts’ from-scratch cappuccino creations. They’re filled with a coffee custard and topped with a coffee glaze with a dusting of cocoa powder. Other doughnuts on Pippin’s rotating menu include the tropical Lime & Coconut and comforting Cinnamon & Brown Sugar.
Custard Cream doughnuts – DeBaere Patisserie, London
DeBaere is hoping to tempt consumers in this National Doughnut Week with a range of tried-and-tested flavours. From the rich Custard Cream to the jam-filled Pump Up The Jam and even a Smooth Nutella doughnut, all sprinkled with a hearty helping of sugar.
Meghan Sparkle – Doughnut Time, London
What better way to celebrate the forthcoming wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, and the end of National Doughnut Week, on 19 May than with a doughnut? The Meghan Sparkle doughnut from Doughnut Time is topped with a buttered popcorn glaze, marshmallow popcorn, star sprinkles and a tiara. For those on the groom’s side, the When Harry Met Meghan doughnut comes with a cream glazed suit, topped with a Ferrero Rocher.
Raspberry & Vanilla Cream Sour-dough-nuts – Pinkmans Bakery, Bristol
Pinkmans Bakery in Bristol is donating 10p to The Children’s Trust for each Sour-dough-nut it sells in National Doughnut Week. These pink creations feature a sourdough base filled with a raspberry and vanilla cream, topped with fresh raspberries. They join the menu alongside the likes of Honeycomb Mousse and Chocolate & Pecan Brownie variants.