21st century doughnuts

This year, why not try these reinvented and totally terrific alternatives to traditional jelly doughnuts.

 Oreo Stuffed Doughnuts
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Oreo Stuffed Doughnuts

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Move over traditional doughnuts, here comes the new 2013, reinvented and totally terrific alternative to the jelly doughnut.
Now, if you are a traditionalist, by all means, make or buy some jelly doughnuts, but try these too and see how much more fun doughnut making and eating can be.
Oreo Stuffed Doughnuts
Makes 12 – 15
My friend, Naomi Nachman, gave me this recipe a few years ago and it’s a favorite on Hanukka.
Doughnut dough (store bought pizza dough or homemade dough)15 parve chocolate sandwich cookies
or Oreo cookiesVegetable oil for frying
Powdered sugar
Pull off a two-inch piece of pizza dough. Roll into a ball with your hands and then flatten a bit. Place an Oreo cookie in the center and wrap dough around the Oreo cookies. Use all the dough (it should make about 12- 15 doughnuts).
Heat the oil in a large stock pot or in deeper fryer to about 375 degrees F. Fry doughnuts for about 1-2 minutes each side. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.
Doughnut Pops
Doughnut Pops (Courtesy)
Doughnut Pops (Courtesy)
Move over cake pops, here come doughnut pops! So easy and so much fun.
12 mini doughnuts or regular doughnutsChocolate for dipping or melting chocolate
12 lollypop sticks (these work better than popsicle sticks)
Sprinkles or other decorative toppings
Take any size doughnuts, but I prefer the mini size. Freeze for 20 minutes. Melt chocolate or melting chocolate over low flame, stirring until melted and smooth. Dip doughnuts in chocolate and then in decorative toppings. Add the lollypop stick and place in the refrigerator until chocolate has hardened.
Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwich
Makes 12
Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwich (Courtesy)
Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwich (Courtesy)
These are height of decadence and also super fun for kids anytime but especially during Hanukka. Be careful, the adults love them too.
12 chocolate covered doughnuts (or minis) of your choice Ice cream flavor of your choice, I recommend coffee for adults, cookies and cream for kids
Split chocolate covered doughnuts in half crosswise. Spoon mini scoops of ice cream onto the bottom half of the doughnut ring leaving keeping the hole empty. Top with the other half of the doughnut.
Simple Zepolles
Simple Zepolles (Courtesy)
Simple Zepolles (Courtesy)
Zepolles are made with pizza dough and are super easy, especially if you buy the dough from your local pizza shop.
1 package store bought pizza doughOil for fryingPowdered sugar
Heat oil in a large stock pot to 375 degrees F. Pinch off the dough in 2 tablespoons-size balls and drop into the hot oil (I roll it out into a thick log – like for halla braiding, and then cut off two-inch pieces).
Fry until golden brown – 3 to 4 minutes. Roll immediately in a generous amount of powdered sugar. You can inject jelly into them but they are great as is.These recipes were brought to you by www.gourmetkoshercooking.com