Chocolate old fashioned donut are a delightful treat that are easy to make and taste divine. They have a rich chocolate flavor, a crispy exterior, and a sweet glaze. The donuts are slightly crunchy on the outside and cakey on the inside, with cracks on the surface that soak up the chocolate glaze.
To make this treat, prepare the dough by placing it on a floured surface. Roll out the dough between 1/4-inch thickness. Cut the dough into as many donuts as you can. Once cut, brush off the excess flour and press it into a ball. Repeat the process until all the dough is used. To make this recipe, you will need a six-quart pot and a slotted or holed metal spoon.
You can even mix and match flavors. Whether you want to mix your donuts with other flavors or with chocolate, the results are sure to be delicious. Be sure to take a picture and use the hashtag #handletheheat to share your creation on social media! If you’ve never tried chocolate old fashioned donut, you’re missing out. These are sure to be a hit at any get-together.
If you want a deep chocolate color, use dark cocoa powder, but you can also use unsweetened cocoa powder to create a smooth glaze. The addition of corn syrup is optional but will give you more shine. Salt is used sparingly to cut the sweetness. Once the donuts are cooled, dip them into the chocolate glaze and enjoy. A great way to celebrate this holiday is to indulge in a tasty chocolate old fashioned donut.
To make a chocolate old fashioned donut, first prepare a bowl of confectioners’ sugar. Whisk it until it is smooth and creamy. Then, add 2 cups of sifted powdered sugar. Stir the mixture until all sugar is well combined. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. When ready to serve, set the doughnuts aside on a wire cooling rack. The glaze will harden while they are cooling.
The history of doughnuts can be traced back to Athenaeus, but the American version dates to 1750. According to the Country Housewife’s Family Companion, a recipe for a sweet fried fritter was published in 1802. The first donut cutters with concentric circles began appearing in home shopping catalogues in 1870. While it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact date when the doughnut was invented, Krondl suggests that it developed from a cookie.
Another popular type of chocolate old fashioned donut is the cruller. This is a yeasted doughnut with a slit in the center. The cruller is often served with whipped cream or sliced strawberries. The cruller has an extra-crisp crust. Crullers can be found at many donut shops in Los Angeles. A chocolate cruller is available at Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop.
The doughnut’s popularity has grown since the 18th century. It is a staple snack of the working class. Its wholesomeness and popularity helped cement the image of the doughnut as a wholesome American invention. During World War I and World War II, the doughnut was a favorite of servicemen and servicewomen.