The secret behind that light and airy Krispy Kreme doughnut is hard to crack. Ever since the debut of these hallowed doughnuts in 1937, customers have flocked to stores. Anyone lucky enough to live near a Krispy Kreme outpost understands that feeling of uncontainable excitement when the “hot” sign is lit — U-turns, legal or not, will be made.The secret recipe was purchased by Krispy Kreme founder Vernon Rudolph from a New Orleans chef (bet he regrets that decision).
Lucky for you, The Daily Meal has discovered a copycat recipe that will keep your doughnut demons at bay while you argue the perennial doughnut debate — Dunkin’ Doughnuts or Krispy Kreme (sorry, Dunkie’s loyalists). For the recipe, we went to the source — New Orleans — and found that Krispy Kreme doughnuts might have more to do with beignets then their shape suggest. Click here for the Krispy Kreme copycat recipe.
Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.