Take a cue from the San Diego fair this summer when planning your party menu
Just when we thought we’ve seen and heard it all—Krispy Kreme battles Dunkin Donuts' Glazed Breakfast Sandwich by introducing the Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe!
National Donut Day, this past Friday, seems to have brought out the best, and well, maybe the worst, in the country's leading donut providers—desperate to shock and plump loyal consumers everywhere.
With the arrival of Dunkin Donuts’ new Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich on Friday, it seems as though the sugary goodness rival, Krispy Kreme, has outdone DD and so, in the form of a sloppy joe!
The Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe, a deep-fried, beef-based, cheddar-cheese creation, served on two halves of glazed donut, was sold at Chicken Charlie’s (California's "deep-fry king") at the San Diego County Fair on Saturday. At this point in time, it’s unclear whether or not the item will actually be added to any Krispy Kreme menus, or if it’s one about to take off from the fair.
Weighing in at 360 calories, the Dunkin Donut breakfast sandwich seems less bold when juxtaposed to that of the Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe—without an official calorie count thus far.
“Finally a heart attack that tastes great!” wrote a clearly ecstatic supporter on Chicken Charlie’s Facebook page. I guess a calorie count is the last thing on Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe lovers’ minds.
With all this outrageous competition, Dunkin Donuts should consider changing their slogan to “America runs on gluttony.” Krispy Kreme has taken the meaning of a doughnut sandwich to a whole new level! What’s next?
Easy to copycat—try making this shocker at home as part of an ultimate comfort food menu, if you dare!
Krispy Kreme introduces Sloppy Joe sandwich at San Diego fair
We now have a clear winner in the battle for the most epically fattening doughnut-based sandwich.
Friday was National Doughnut Day and with it brought Dunkin Donuts’ new Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich, which features bacon slices and pepper fried egg, sandwiched by a glazed donut. But Dunkin has been outdone by their rival Krispy Kreme.
Meet the Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe. The deep-fried, beef-based sandwich was sold at Chicken Charlie’s at the San Diego County Fair on Saturday.
The sandwich features mounds of Sloppy Joe meat and cheddar cheese on a glazed doughnut bun.
Images from the fair, posted on Instagram and Facebook, show the new culinary invention in all its glory.
“Well if I must die, this is how I want to go,” Jason Daringer posted on Chicken Charlie’s Facebook. “Wow!” wrote another user. “This is pure delicious heart-attack in the waiting.”
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Home Made Donuts ala Krispy Kreme
THE ORIGINAL KRISPY KREME GLAZED DOUGHNUTS YOU KNOW AND LOVE AND NOW YOU CAN MAKE THEM AT HOME AND EAT THEM FRESH!
Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnuts are the original glazed yeast raised doughnut that made Krispy Kreme famous. I’ve been known to make the detour when the “HOT” sign is on at Krispy Kreme but since I can make them at home I’ve become immune to the pull of the brightly lit signs.
We are a house divided when it comes to doughnuts… I’ve never, ever gravitated towards them as a breakfast indulgence or a dessert, never quite being able to stomach the taste of fried dough (the same holds true for funnel cakes, as well – what’s wrong with me?!). My husband, however, loves doughnuts and although we really don’t have them often at all, he’ll sometimes say that he’s craving Krispy Kreme. The problem? The Krispy Kreme shop that was near where we live closed years ago and there are none nearby.
Raise your hand if you have ever waited in line for a Krispy kreme doughnut. Now, raise two hands if you have made a u turn when the green light, lights up for- hot now! I raised my hands to both questions. Don’t feel guilty about it and I even got in trouble for it.
These original glazed donuts are light and chewy and a good way to get anyone out of bed in the morning. Who can resist a Krispy Kreme recipe copycat?
- 2 1/2 cups All purpose flour
- 4 Tbsp sugar
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp yeast
- 1/2 cup tangzhong
Make the tangzhong by mixing the flour and water and heating it while stirring constantly until it forms a sort of paste. You know this when swirl lines form as you stir. Set this aside and let it cool. I like to put it in a bowl and cover the top with cling wrap placed against the mixture so that a ‘skin’ doesn’t form as it cools.
Dump all the ingredients for the dough into a mixer with a dough hook attachment (or you can use a bread machine like she does in 365 degree Oven) and knead for about 15 minutes until it can be stretched to form a window pane. I set my Kitchenaide to about 3.
Transfer to a greased bowl and let rise for 45 minutes, then punch down and let rise for another 30 to 45 minutes.
When the dough is done, roll it out into a rectangle onto a floured surface until its about 1/2 inch thick.
You can use a large circle cookie cutter (365 recommends a 3 inch circle) to cut a large circle and a smaller one to cut the ‘donut hole’. I just used one of these because I had one.
Use a flat spatula to place donuts on a floured parchment sheet, making sure the donuts are not touching one another since they will expand. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise for 1 hour. I’ll explain why I recommend using parchment paper instead of just any floured surface later.
Make the glaze by mixing all the ingredients together.
Heat about 2 inches of oil in a pan to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius) since this is ideal for deep frying. In my case since I don’t have a thermometer, I tested the oil for the proper ‘hotness’ by dropping a bit of the donut dough into the oil. Its hot enough when the dough floats right back up in all its golden brown glory after a few seconds (about 4 to 5 secs). If your dough burns then its too hot. Now for the reason I like placing the donuts on parchment is so I can cut out each section with a donut on it and use the parchment to ‘pick up’ the donuts and drop them into the oil.This way, I don’t disrupt the donut’s shape. Or you can always use a flat spatula again to pick them up and drop them into the oil.
Lower a few donuts at a time into the hot oil and fry for 30 to 45 seconds until golden brown. Insert a chopstick (or barbecue stick into the hole and flip over to fry the other side for another 30 to 45 seconds or until golden brown. Remove and place on a rack to cool. If you’re worried about excess oil, put a paper towel over the cooling rack to absorb excess oil.
When its cool enough to touch, dunk donut halfway into the glaze to coat. Place on a clean rack or a plate and let it cool for five more minutes just until the glaze sets. Serve with a hot cup of coffee and enjoy!
A few other things:
Like she said in 365 degree Oven, its best to make these just before you want to eat them so that they are fresh but I discovered that you can keep the unrolled dough in the fridge over night and just roll it flat next morning and cut out your donuts then. You might have to let them rise longer than an hour before the donuts are fluffy enough to cook though. Otherwise it still tastes the same.
If you don’t like the glaze then you can roll them in granulated sugar mixed with cinnamon or you can add sprinkles to them after you glaze them.
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sloppy Joe Arrives at San Diego Fair
Just when we thought the doughnut couldn't outdo itself, it ups the ante (and the calories) a few hundred notches.
Friday was National Doughnut Day, so Krispy Kreme and its competitor, Dunkin Donuts, gave out free doughnuts to customers in the U.S. and Canada. It's also the perfect time for Dunkin Donuts to announce its new Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich, a 360-calorie, artery-clogging concoction sure to satisfy the gnarliest of sweet teeth.
However, as we've come to expect, the Krispy Kreme will not be outdone.
Chef "Chicken" Charlie Boghosian, California's "deep-fry king," has announced on Facebook that he will unveil a Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe sandwich at the San Diego Fair on Saturday. Judging from the picture, the edible behemoth includes a glazed donut cut in half with a mountain of meat, sauce and cheese stuffed in between.
And, as is typical of Boghosian, his gut-busting food creations come in multiples. Laughing Squid reports that the chef is also "debuting the Totally Fried Bacon Wrapped Pickle, Totally Fried Cookie Dough, and the Waffle Dog (also on a stick)."
Would you try the Donut Sloppy Joe sandwich? Or the Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich? Let us know below in the comment section.
The San Diego Fair, where you can pick up your Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe, starts Saturday, and lasts until July 4.
If you want to know what dreariness tastes like (and who doesn't), have a cake doughnut. They're hard, they're dry, and they're incredibly boring. Honestly, they shouldn't even qualify as doughnuts. Just call it cake.
Unlike yeast doughnuts, cake doughnuts use baking powder as a leavening agent and that's how they get their texture. Apparently, people like them because they're so dense they won't fall apart when you dip them in hot coffee. This is troublesome for two reasons. First, why are you dipping anything in coffee. It's not exactly the most mature thing to do. Also, if it's to soften up the obnoxiously hard rock in your hand they dare to call a doughnut, we're here to remind you there are plenty of Krispy Kreme options that need no modifying whatsoever. Do yourself a huge favor and skip this one. Cake doughnuts suck.
Healthy Krispy Kreme Donuts
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
- 2/3 cup milk of choice
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp coconut or vegetable oil (many readers say applesauce or mashed banana work for fat-free)
- 1 cup spelt or all-purpose flour (A reader had success with gluten-free ap flour)
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup regular sugar or coconut sugar, or xylitol for sugar free
- 1/4 tsp salt
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11 Sugary Secrets You Didn’t Know About Krispy Kreme
Ah, Krispy Kreme. That sweet, fresh pastry smell that makes you want to abandon all of your morals and take a box of cream-filled sugar-glazed donuts to the face. If you have ever wished there was a candle that could make this scent a reality, well, there is. The American donut company and coffeehouse chain is based in Winston-Salem North Carolina, but you’ll find Krispy Kreme all around the country. Here are 11 sugary secrets you didn’t know about Krispy Kreme.
1. It’s A Southern Recipe
The founder of Krispy Kreme, Vernon Rudolph, bought the yeast-raised donut recipe from a New Orleans chef when he opened the business in 1937. Even though Krispy Kreme is transparent with its baking techniques, the top-secret donut recipe is kept inside the company’s vault at the plant in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
2. Krispy Kreme Inspired A Rapper
Food can be a powerful source of musical inspiration. Back in 2012, a young rapper named Tyler Stephen Cassidy, whose street name is Krispy Kreme, took the internet by storm when his music video called “The Baddest” got about 11 million views. The donut company wasn’t a big fan of the rapper using the name and called up Cassidy’s father at the time, saying it was trademark infringement. To avoid a legal dispute, the rapper changed his name to Froggy Fresh.
3. The Donut Chain Originally Sold Pizza
The beloved spot for all things hot, sweet, fried and glazed sold pizza at one point. Once the North Carolina-based chain perfected its secret donut recipe, the pizza biz reached its endpoint and we’re grateful for the focus on donuts.
4. People Use Krispy Kreme Donuts As Savory Buns
Krispy Kreme donuts aren’t just for dessert. Over the years, restaurants and chefs around the country have capitalized on the fluffy glazed donuts for savory sandwiches. Chicken Charlie’s — a legendary fair vendor in San Diego that’s known for its outlandish food combinations — created a Krispy Kreme burger, a Krispy Kreme sloppy joe and a Krispy Kreme ice cream chicken sandwich. ‘MERICA.
6. The Glazed Donut Recipe Hasn’t Changed Since 1937
You know what they say, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. The iconic glazed donut at Krispy Kreme has remained the same ever since the franchise first began selling donuts in 1937. In 2007, the company began selling whole wheat-glazed donuts in an attempt to appeal to the more health-conscious customers.
7. There’s Only One New York City Location
New Yorkers love their donuts, but Krispy Kreme doesn’t seem to capitalize on this in the Big Apple. Maybe having only one location makes the longtime donut franchise more appealing to New Yorkers? The only New York City location of Krispy Kreme is located in Penn Station. It’s pretty perfect when you’re traveling to or from Manhattan and you want some donuts for the road.
7. There’s An Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge
This annual charity event, the Krispy Kreme Challenge, has participants run a 2.5-mile course that leads to a Krispy Kreme shop. You have to eat one dozen donuts and run back to the finish line in under one hour for a total of five miles. All of the proceeds from the race are donated to North Carolina Children’s Hospital.
8. There Are 2,400 Donuts In The Largest Box Of Krispy Kreme
There are 2,400 glazed Krispy Kreme donuts, called the Double Hundred Dozen, stuffed into a single box that’s 11.4 feet by three feet. It took eight Krispy Kreme workers to deliver the giant box, which altogether is about half a million calories. YIKES.
9. You Can Order A Custom-Made Wedding Cake
Who needs to order an elaborately detailed wedding cake from a top-notch pastry chef when you can order a custom-made cake through Krispy Kreme? You can get anything from an eight-tier donut tower to few dozen variety boxes for your party guests. This doesn’t have to be just a wedding thing, any special occasion in your life is going to be better with a donut cake.
10. There’s A Krispy Kreme App
You now that magical feeling when you get to a donut shop and a fresh batch was just taken out of the oven? Well, Krispy Kreme has an app called the Hot Light app that notifies customers when piping hot donuts have just been baked fresh. Pretty genius.
11. Public Figures And Celebrities Eat There
It’s clear that Obama has good taste when it comes to what he eats, so it’s no surprise that he was caught picking up three-dozen Krispy Kreme donuts. Obama shook hands, bought some kids jelly donuts and brought three-dozen donuts to a local fire station. Retired basketball star Shaquille O’Neal loves Krispy Kreme so much that he owns a franchise in Atlanta and he’s looking to expand.
Move Aside, Doughnut Bacon Sandwich: Chicken Charlie's Sells a Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe
You think the new Dunkin Donuts doughnut bacon sandwich is a caloric load of grease, sugar, and cardiac disease? Well, pretty much every single item on the Chicken Charlie’s menu gives it a run for its money. If the innovating, forward-thinking folk over at Dunkin’ Donuts were actually on top of their fat kid, stoner food game, why didn’t they think of some of the items on the menuਊt Chicken Charlie’s in South Burlington, VT, instead of owner Charlie Boghosian?
Chicken Charlie’s heart-stopping delicacies include (but are not limited to):
- The Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe
- Deep Fried Bacon-Wrapped Pickle
- Deep Fried Kool Aid
- Deep Fried Spam
- Deep Fried Cookie Dough
- Deep Fried Cereal
A complete wild card menu item is Chicken Charlie’s tabbouli, located right underneath the Totally Fried Klondike Bar. This place is pretty much a one-stop state fair.
Click through the gallery to see photos of the gut-busting, grease pimple-inducing collection of fried items on the menu at Chicken Charlie’s.
14 Things You Didn't Know About Krispy Kreme
As Chris Rock once surmised, Krispy Kreme is basically crack. The doughnuts, whether original glazed or stuffed with raspberry jelly, have had us hooked for 74 years, and we’re not looking to quit anytime soon. To better understand our dependency, we decided to look into the history of this doughnut empire. It involves pizza . And rap beef.
1. It has roots in NOLA
When Krispy Kreme mastermind Vernon Rudolph opened for business in Winston-Salem in 1937, he wasn’t working off his family’s treasured recipe. He actually bought the secret to his famous yeast-raised doughnut off a New Orleans chef. The guy’s name has been lost to history, so we’re just going to assume his name was Reginald LeKrispy.
2. The scent was a big selling point
Rudolph didn’t have an actual store when he started Krispy Kreme. Instead, he rented space to serve as his factory and sold the doughnuts to grocery stores. But the aromas pumping out of his building were so intoxicating, mobs came in off the street asking to buy whatever he was making. Ever the improviser, Rudolph cut a hole in the wall and began making sidewalk sales. The kid selling lemonade across the street never saw it coming.
3. They used to sell pizza
Or so this vintage sign would have us believe. We assume they stopped selling the goods to give every other bakery in America a fighting chance.
4. There’s a “hot now” app
People are so fanatical about the Krispy Kreme hot light — which tells you fresh doughnuts are being made — that there’s even an app that alerts you when the signal is on in local shops. Use it responsibly .
5. The glaze machine is the most beautiful thing you’ll ever see
Watch this breathtaking short film of a Krispy Kreme factory in action, and you’ll wonder why you ever wasted your time on tripe like Citizen Kane . That glaze cascade alone is a modern Wonder of the World.
6. People use the doughnuts as Sloppy Joe buns
Long an all-star of the fair-food game, Krispy Kreme reached its peak when Chicken Charlie’s transformed it into a Sloppy Joe at the San Diego County Fair last year. Mom’s Manwich was never quite the same.
7. You score them for free throughout the year
Always looking to feed broke pastry lovers, Krispy Kreme offers free glazed doughnuts on National Doughnut Day, Halloween, and even Talk Like a Pirate Day. You do have to speak like Jack Sparrow to score your glazed treasure, but adding a few “matey”s to your speech isn’t that harrrrrgh-d. Ugh. One glazed, please.
8. There’s a Krispy Kreme doughnut run
In a perfect marriage of fitness and gluttony, 10 friends in Raleigh started the Krispy Kreme Challenge. This stunning feat of athleticism begins with a 2.5mi run from the Memorial Belltower to a local Krispy Kreme. There, you eat a dozen glazed doughnuts before running all the way back to the monument. The whole thing raises money for the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. Do it for the children!
9. They make great wedding cakes
Screw multi-tiered buttercream nonsense — get a doughnut tower to make your nuptials extra special.
10. The president eats there
While stumping on the ‘12 campaign trail, Obama dropped by a Krispy Kreme in Tampa to pick up three-dozen of the store’s finest. They were for a bunch of firefighters, but we have a feeling the dude “accidentally dropped one” before he delivered the goods.
11. They made cotton candy doughnuts
The “County Fair” doughnuts were just one shining example of Krispy Kreme’s incredible limited-run pastries. While some never resurfaced after their maiden voyages, others make annual appearances. Red Velvet, we’re excited to see you again soon .
12. They inspired a rapper
Tyler Cassidy, street name Krispy Kreme, conquered YouTube in 2012 with videos for singles like “The Baddest”. Nowadays he goes by Froggy Fresh, because the real Krispy Kreme was not pleased he was cribbing their style. That’s right: Krispy Kreme had rap beef. And its rival backed right off.
13. The Brits made a $1,685 doughnut
Featuring Dom Perignon vintage 2002 Champagne jelly with raspberry and Chateau d’Yquem creme, a 23-carat gold-dusted Belgian white chocolate lotus flower, and edible diamonds , this pricey pastry lived at a London department store for a brief time this year. It now resides in Scrooge McDuck’s trashcan, along with a half-eaten, $3,000 croissant.
14. You can stuff 2,400 into a single box
The lucky winner of a Krispy Kreme UK Twitter contest received this 11ft-long box of 2,400 classic glazed doughnuts. It was dubbed the Double Hundred Dozen , and it makes frequent cameos in our daydreams.