There are few emotions more thrilling than the rush you feel pulling into a Krispy Kreme only to notice the Hot Now sign glowing red in the window. It’s luck, it’s magic, its sugary serendipity. Yet, for all the goodness of that moment, something remains obscured: the process. Yes, the doughnuts are still warm from the oven or fryer or whatever it is that’s delivering them right to your mouth, but how exactly did these delectably doughy fried rings of joy get made? If you, like me, are fascinated by the mechanics of doughnut making, then rest assured, your sweet, sweet answer lies below.
Thanks to the folks at Insider, you, me, all of us, can now peel back the curtain on how those iced rings emerge. Check out the video, taken at a shop in Burbank, California:
From the fryer to the glazer to that vertical conveyor belt thingy, these treats travel a long way from ball of dough to perfect circle of yeasty goodness. Now, you can call their formation a mystery no more. Consider yourself blessed.
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Valerio is a freelance food writer, editor, researcher and cook. He grew up in his parent's Italian restaurants covered in pizza flour and drinking a Shirley Temple a day. Since, he's worked as a cheesemonger in New York City and a paella instructor in Barcelona. He now lives in Berlin, Germany where he's most likely to be found eating shawarma.