Possibly one of our favourite weeks of the year, Doughnut Week is returning from 7th – 14th May and it’s an extra special year as they mark their silver anniversary. Bakers and cafés up and down the country will be celebrating National Doughnut Week, selling delicious doughnuts to raise money for The Children’s Trust. Since being founded in 1991 the week has raised a total of £850,074 for children’s charities with the sale of over 14 million doughnuts. Click here to see our infographic full of interesting Doughnut Week statistics!
#DidYouKnow If all doughnuts sold during the years of Doughnut Week were stacked on top of each other, they would reach into outer space!
In 2015, 708 bakers took part making it one of the most successful years ever. With this in mind we wanted to share some inspiration from the restaurants of Manchester on how you can really tempt your customers this week with some serious doughnut ideas! We’ve all seen churros and cronuts but these ideas take doughnuts to the extreme.
Ice cream doughnut sandwich
We already think that doughnuts are the ultimate treat on any menu but @SolitaNQ have made it the ultimate indulgence by adding this ice cream doughnut sandwich to their dessert menu. Vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two sugary sweet doughnuts and coated with warm chocolate sauce and dark chocolate pieces, your customers really won’t be able to say no.
Our best selling dessert. Ice cream donut sandwich. pic.twitter.com/ReahENH1Ol
— Solita Restaurants (@SolitaNQ) January 11, 2016
With so many talented chefs and caterers putting their hand towards creating twists on these delicious snacks and with them becoming an extremely popular part of the street food trend, it’s no surprise that @BeastysWLD have created a savoury version.
The challenge during Doughnut Week is to go the extra mile to create doughnuts that really stand out from the crowd and these certainly do that. @BeastysWLD swap the traditional doughnut dough for a spiced brioche one before stuffing with luxurious fillings and frying. Fillings include anything from pork and apple puree and duck and lavender to Italian mozzarella and chicken, garlic and parsley.
— beastys (@BeastysWLD) April 2, 2015
Reds True BBQ
Another hot trend on the street food scene is elaborate burger creations and @RedsTrueBBQ certainly haven’t disappointed with this doughnut burger.
Replacing the bun on this two layer flame grilled steak burger with cheese, bacon and crispy fried onions is two sticky sweet glazed doughnuts.
#DidYouKnow Glazed has been voted the most popular flavour doughnut!
If you’re running short of time our BAKO NW doughnut mixes are the ideal solution, meaning that you can concentrate on new ways you want to add them to your menu.