Who took the two missing doughnuts??? (Photo of doughnuts (© Brooke Lark | Unsplash).

 
The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day (or Donut, if you prefer—the differce is below.

You don’t have to create doughnut art, as in the lovely display above, photographed by Brooke Lark.

You can simply buy some plain doughnuts and decorate them yourself. Or, set up a DIY doughnut tray for snacking or dessert and let everyone garnish his/her own.

Pick up toppings for the doughnuts, such as:

  • Icing, to affix the toppings
  • Berries
  • Kiwi
  • Seasonal fruit for slicing
  • Your favorite cupcake toppings
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    We took the path of plain dughonuts from the store, plus blueberries, raspberries and homemade cream cheese icing (recipe below).

    Instead of piping the icing as in the photo, we had butter knives on the table so each person could spread as much or as little icing as desired.

    If you make your own icing, you can add a few drops of food coloring.
     
     
    DOUGHNUT HISTORY: WHO INVENTED THE DOUGHNUT?

    Check it out.

    You’ll also discover the difference between donut and doughnut.


     
    RECIPE: CREAM CHEESE ICING

    This recipe can be made up to 5 days in advance and refrigerated. Bring it to room temperature before frosting.

    The difference between frosting and icing is in the sugar.

    Icing is made with confectioners’ sugar (also called icing sugar), frosting is made with granulated sugar (table sugar). The two words are often used interchangeably, but that doesn’t make it correct!

    Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese (not lowfat or fat-free), softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: food coloring
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    Preparation

    1. BEAT the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer, in a large bowl. When smooth….

    2. ADD the sugar, vanilla, salt and optional food coloring. Beat on low for 30 seconds, then on high for 2 minutes.

      


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