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The Hole-y Grail: Doughnuts in Austin

The Hole-y Grail: Doughnuts in Austin

Looking to drop a day’s worth of calories in just a couple of bites? Don’t sweat it, the city of Austin will hook you up. Ken’s Donuts and Gourdough’s both serve some high-quality doughnuts, but that’s where the similarities end.

Photo by Katie Walsh

On one end of the spectrum, we have good ol’ Ken’s Donuts. This cheap spot, a student-favorite, cooks delicious 99¢ doughnuts for those suffering from anything like finals trauma to the drunchies. Located on the Drag, it doesn’t get more convenient than Ken’s. Scared of the “snow”? No problem. They deliver!

At Ken’s you’ll find the classics: glazed, chocolate, cream filled, cake doughnuts, and a few other crowd favorites like the raspberry-filled, lemon-filled and blueberry doughnuts. But, the real winner is the sour cream doughnut. I know what you’re thinking, and no this isn’t a baked potato, but trust me it really works. The sour cream doesn’t overpower the doughnut, instead it adds a tang that’ll shock your taste buds.

Photo by Katie Walsh

But Ken’s main wildcard is its samosa. This traditional Indian pastry contains a spiced potato, onion and lentil mixture inside a pocket of fried dough—not exactly what you’d expect walking into an old-school doughnut joint. The dough has a buttery crunch that serves as the perfect foundation for the expertly seasoned (and spicy) traditional filling.

Location: 2820 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78705
Hours of Operation: 24 Hours

Photo by Katie Walsh

On the other side of the spectrum lies Gourdough’s. Originally a single, silver air-stream food truck, this gourmet doughnut vendor now has a restaurant on South Lamar to accompany its multiple trucks.

For the kids with thicker wallets and larger bellies, Gourdough’s is your place. You won’t find a simply glazed or cream-filled doughnut here. Instead, treat yo’self to an Angus beef patty topped with house pimento cheese, tomato, and onion, sandwiched between two doughnuts. Yes, you read that right. I said Angus beef and doughnuts. This ain’t your normal doughnut shop. Other meat-lover options include The Mother Clucker, a doughnut topped with chicken tenders and honey butter, and the Flying Pig, a bacon and maple frosted doughnut.

If the sweet and savory combo isn’t floating your boat, how about a doughnut with chipotle-infused brownie batter garnished with chocolate icing? Wipe that drool off your chin. All Gourdough’s doughnuts are handmade and fried fresh to order, so they will melt in your mouth still sizzling from the deep fryer. Check their facebook page for locations and hours.

Gourdough’s Food Truck
Location: 1503 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thurs 10am-12am, Fri 10am-3am, Sat 8am-3am, Sun

Gourdough’s Public House
Location: 2700 South Lamar, Austin, TX 78704
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 11am-12am, Sat 10am-1am, Sun 10am-12am

So… whether you’re a traditional doughnut fan, or prefer to live on the edge, Austin has got your back.

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Heavenly Hash Donuts There are few things I love more than a fresh doughnut. But a fresh gourmet doughnut? There's nothing quite like it! And to make matters even better, you can fry up Pillsbury Grand Biscuits instead of homemade dough for gourmet doughnuts in under 30 minutes! By far, one of the most memorable and noteworthy parts of my recent trip to Austin, Texas was getting to try Gourdoughs gourmet donuts! Picmonkey generously spoiled us and provided quite the spread of Gourdoughs donuts for our Picmonkey PJ party. As in… we had FORTY TWO of these gourmet donuts sitting in our suite. FORTY TWO! The donuts were delivered to our room while we were in classes during the BlogHer Food conference. And when we walked into the room, it was like Christmas had happened! There were 6 gigantic baker boxes sitting on the coffee table. I cautiously approached them, almost not believing there were HEAPS of gourmet donuts sitting mere inches from my fingers. Kristen whipped the top off one of the boxes to get a good look, and I literally started squealing. And jumping up and down. And I *may* have done the same thing 2 or 3 more times when I brought in the Six Sisters, Nikki, and Dorothy to take a gander. Okay. I did. I squealed and jumped a lot. And the funny thing is that it felt totally involuntary. Like it was completely my natural, instinctive reaction to seeing piles upon piles of gourmet donuts. Heavenly Hash was my favorite… obviously. It's chocolate fudge, marshmallow cream, brownie chunks, and chocolate chips. So yeah. It was amazing. Although, I went into my taste testing a little biased… Kristen had this inspired idea to do a Gourdoughs copycat recipe blog hop with a bunch of other bloggers. So before I even laid eyes on the beauties, I had already claimed Heavenly Hash as my donut. But really, this would have been my favorite donut either way. All of my favorite things piled on top of fried dough. Uhmmmmmm, YES please! Annnnnd… I'm just going to come out and say this (Austin natives, don't hate me!): I think I actually like my homemade version better. Maybe it's because I ate them fresh, just moments after frying and topping. Or maybe it's because I used my favorite homemade brownies on top, also freshly baked. So I was definitely at an unfair advantage since I didn't get to try the doughnuts at their prime in Austin. But all I'm really trying to say here is: these are awesome. Making these at home is just as great (or better) than eating them in Austin. Although either way– it's an unforgettable experience!

Want to check out some other Gourdough's Doughnuts? Go see some of my friends today!

PB & J by Capturing Joy | Granny's Pie by Crazy for Crust | Heavenly Hash by Something Swanky | The Carney (Apple Pie Doughnuts) by Shugary Sweets | The Flying Pig by The Novice Chef | Dirty Berry by Inside BruCrew Life | Bring the Heath by Mom on Timeout | Son of a Peach by Chef-in-Training | Mama's Cake by The Domestic Rebel | The Mother Clucker by Oh Sweet Basil | Cherry Bombs by My Life as a Mrs. | The Funky Monkey by The Little Kitchen | The Baby Rattler by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Black Out Cupcakes by Cookies & Cups | ODB by Sweet Treats and More | The Puddin' by Lauren's Latest | Naughty & Nice by Life's Ambrosia | Miss Shortcake by Kevin & Amanda


Heavenly Hash Donuts There are few things I love more than a fresh doughnut. But a fresh gourmet doughnut? There's nothing quite like it! And to make matters even better, you can fry up Pillsbury Grand Biscuits instead of homemade dough for gourmet doughnuts in under 30 minutes! By far, one of the most memorable and noteworthy parts of my recent trip to Austin, Texas was getting to try Gourdoughs gourmet donuts! Picmonkey generously spoiled us and provided quite the spread of Gourdoughs donuts for our Picmonkey PJ party. As in… we had FORTY TWO of these gourmet donuts sitting in our suite. FORTY TWO! The donuts were delivered to our room while we were in classes during the BlogHer Food conference. And when we walked into the room, it was like Christmas had happened! There were 6 gigantic baker boxes sitting on the coffee table. I cautiously approached them, almost not believing there were HEAPS of gourmet donuts sitting mere inches from my fingers. Kristen whipped the top off one of the boxes to get a good look, and I literally started squealing. And jumping up and down. And I *may* have done the same thing 2 or 3 more times when I brought in the Six Sisters, Nikki, and Dorothy to take a gander. Okay. I did. I squealed and jumped a lot. And the funny thing is that it felt totally involuntary. Like it was completely my natural, instinctive reaction to seeing piles upon piles of gourmet donuts. Heavenly Hash was my favorite… obviously. It's chocolate fudge, marshmallow cream, brownie chunks, and chocolate chips. So yeah. It was amazing. Although, I went into my taste testing a little biased… Kristen had this inspired idea to do a Gourdoughs copycat recipe blog hop with a bunch of other bloggers. So before I even laid eyes on the beauties, I had already claimed Heavenly Hash as my donut. But really, this would have been my favorite donut either way. All of my favorite things piled on top of fried dough. Uhmmmmmm, YES please! Annnnnd… I'm just going to come out and say this (Austin natives, don't hate me!): I think I actually like my homemade version better. Maybe it's because I ate them fresh, just moments after frying and topping. Or maybe it's because I used my favorite homemade brownies on top, also freshly baked. So I was definitely at an unfair advantage since I didn't get to try the doughnuts at their prime in Austin. But all I'm really trying to say here is: these are awesome. Making these at home is just as great (or better) than eating them in Austin. Although either way– it's an unforgettable experience!

Want to check out some other Gourdough's Doughnuts? Go see some of my friends today!

PB & J by Capturing Joy | Granny's Pie by Crazy for Crust | Heavenly Hash by Something Swanky | The Carney (Apple Pie Doughnuts) by Shugary Sweets | The Flying Pig by The Novice Chef | Dirty Berry by Inside BruCrew Life | Bring the Heath by Mom on Timeout | Son of a Peach by Chef-in-Training | Mama's Cake by The Domestic Rebel | The Mother Clucker by Oh Sweet Basil | Cherry Bombs by My Life as a Mrs. | The Funky Monkey by The Little Kitchen | The Baby Rattler by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Black Out Cupcakes by Cookies & Cups | ODB by Sweet Treats and More | The Puddin' by Lauren's Latest | Naughty & Nice by Life's Ambrosia | Miss Shortcake by Kevin & Amanda


Heavenly Hash Donuts There are few things I love more than a fresh doughnut. But a fresh gourmet doughnut? There's nothing quite like it! And to make matters even better, you can fry up Pillsbury Grand Biscuits instead of homemade dough for gourmet doughnuts in under 30 minutes! By far, one of the most memorable and noteworthy parts of my recent trip to Austin, Texas was getting to try Gourdoughs gourmet donuts! Picmonkey generously spoiled us and provided quite the spread of Gourdoughs donuts for our Picmonkey PJ party. As in… we had FORTY TWO of these gourmet donuts sitting in our suite. FORTY TWO! The donuts were delivered to our room while we were in classes during the BlogHer Food conference. And when we walked into the room, it was like Christmas had happened! There were 6 gigantic baker boxes sitting on the coffee table. I cautiously approached them, almost not believing there were HEAPS of gourmet donuts sitting mere inches from my fingers. Kristen whipped the top off one of the boxes to get a good look, and I literally started squealing. And jumping up and down. And I *may* have done the same thing 2 or 3 more times when I brought in the Six Sisters, Nikki, and Dorothy to take a gander. Okay. I did. I squealed and jumped a lot. And the funny thing is that it felt totally involuntary. Like it was completely my natural, instinctive reaction to seeing piles upon piles of gourmet donuts. Heavenly Hash was my favorite… obviously. It's chocolate fudge, marshmallow cream, brownie chunks, and chocolate chips. So yeah. It was amazing. Although, I went into my taste testing a little biased… Kristen had this inspired idea to do a Gourdoughs copycat recipe blog hop with a bunch of other bloggers. So before I even laid eyes on the beauties, I had already claimed Heavenly Hash as my donut. But really, this would have been my favorite donut either way. All of my favorite things piled on top of fried dough. Uhmmmmmm, YES please! Annnnnd… I'm just going to come out and say this (Austin natives, don't hate me!): I think I actually like my homemade version better. Maybe it's because I ate them fresh, just moments after frying and topping. Or maybe it's because I used my favorite homemade brownies on top, also freshly baked. So I was definitely at an unfair advantage since I didn't get to try the doughnuts at their prime in Austin. But all I'm really trying to say here is: these are awesome. Making these at home is just as great (or better) than eating them in Austin. Although either way– it's an unforgettable experience!

Want to check out some other Gourdough's Doughnuts? Go see some of my friends today!

PB & J by Capturing Joy | Granny's Pie by Crazy for Crust | Heavenly Hash by Something Swanky | The Carney (Apple Pie Doughnuts) by Shugary Sweets | The Flying Pig by The Novice Chef | Dirty Berry by Inside BruCrew Life | Bring the Heath by Mom on Timeout | Son of a Peach by Chef-in-Training | Mama's Cake by The Domestic Rebel | The Mother Clucker by Oh Sweet Basil | Cherry Bombs by My Life as a Mrs. | The Funky Monkey by The Little Kitchen | The Baby Rattler by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Black Out Cupcakes by Cookies & Cups | ODB by Sweet Treats and More | The Puddin' by Lauren's Latest | Naughty & Nice by Life's Ambrosia | Miss Shortcake by Kevin & Amanda


Heavenly Hash Donuts There are few things I love more than a fresh doughnut. But a fresh gourmet doughnut? There's nothing quite like it! And to make matters even better, you can fry up Pillsbury Grand Biscuits instead of homemade dough for gourmet doughnuts in under 30 minutes! By far, one of the most memorable and noteworthy parts of my recent trip to Austin, Texas was getting to try Gourdoughs gourmet donuts! Picmonkey generously spoiled us and provided quite the spread of Gourdoughs donuts for our Picmonkey PJ party. As in… we had FORTY TWO of these gourmet donuts sitting in our suite. FORTY TWO! The donuts were delivered to our room while we were in classes during the BlogHer Food conference. And when we walked into the room, it was like Christmas had happened! There were 6 gigantic baker boxes sitting on the coffee table. I cautiously approached them, almost not believing there were HEAPS of gourmet donuts sitting mere inches from my fingers. Kristen whipped the top off one of the boxes to get a good look, and I literally started squealing. And jumping up and down. And I *may* have done the same thing 2 or 3 more times when I brought in the Six Sisters, Nikki, and Dorothy to take a gander. Okay. I did. I squealed and jumped a lot. And the funny thing is that it felt totally involuntary. Like it was completely my natural, instinctive reaction to seeing piles upon piles of gourmet donuts. Heavenly Hash was my favorite… obviously. It's chocolate fudge, marshmallow cream, brownie chunks, and chocolate chips. So yeah. It was amazing. Although, I went into my taste testing a little biased… Kristen had this inspired idea to do a Gourdoughs copycat recipe blog hop with a bunch of other bloggers. So before I even laid eyes on the beauties, I had already claimed Heavenly Hash as my donut. But really, this would have been my favorite donut either way. All of my favorite things piled on top of fried dough. Uhmmmmmm, YES please! Annnnnd… I'm just going to come out and say this (Austin natives, don't hate me!): I think I actually like my homemade version better. Maybe it's because I ate them fresh, just moments after frying and topping. Or maybe it's because I used my favorite homemade brownies on top, also freshly baked. So I was definitely at an unfair advantage since I didn't get to try the doughnuts at their prime in Austin. But all I'm really trying to say here is: these are awesome. Making these at home is just as great (or better) than eating them in Austin. Although either way– it's an unforgettable experience!

Want to check out some other Gourdough's Doughnuts? Go see some of my friends today!

PB & J by Capturing Joy | Granny's Pie by Crazy for Crust | Heavenly Hash by Something Swanky | The Carney (Apple Pie Doughnuts) by Shugary Sweets | The Flying Pig by The Novice Chef | Dirty Berry by Inside BruCrew Life | Bring the Heath by Mom on Timeout | Son of a Peach by Chef-in-Training | Mama's Cake by The Domestic Rebel | The Mother Clucker by Oh Sweet Basil | Cherry Bombs by My Life as a Mrs. | The Funky Monkey by The Little Kitchen | The Baby Rattler by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Black Out Cupcakes by Cookies & Cups | ODB by Sweet Treats and More | The Puddin' by Lauren's Latest | Naughty & Nice by Life's Ambrosia | Miss Shortcake by Kevin & Amanda


Heavenly Hash Donuts There are few things I love more than a fresh doughnut. But a fresh gourmet doughnut? There's nothing quite like it! And to make matters even better, you can fry up Pillsbury Grand Biscuits instead of homemade dough for gourmet doughnuts in under 30 minutes! By far, one of the most memorable and noteworthy parts of my recent trip to Austin, Texas was getting to try Gourdoughs gourmet donuts! Picmonkey generously spoiled us and provided quite the spread of Gourdoughs donuts for our Picmonkey PJ party. As in… we had FORTY TWO of these gourmet donuts sitting in our suite. FORTY TWO! The donuts were delivered to our room while we were in classes during the BlogHer Food conference. And when we walked into the room, it was like Christmas had happened! There were 6 gigantic baker boxes sitting on the coffee table. I cautiously approached them, almost not believing there were HEAPS of gourmet donuts sitting mere inches from my fingers. Kristen whipped the top off one of the boxes to get a good look, and I literally started squealing. And jumping up and down. And I *may* have done the same thing 2 or 3 more times when I brought in the Six Sisters, Nikki, and Dorothy to take a gander. Okay. I did. I squealed and jumped a lot. And the funny thing is that it felt totally involuntary. Like it was completely my natural, instinctive reaction to seeing piles upon piles of gourmet donuts. Heavenly Hash was my favorite… obviously. It's chocolate fudge, marshmallow cream, brownie chunks, and chocolate chips. So yeah. It was amazing. Although, I went into my taste testing a little biased… Kristen had this inspired idea to do a Gourdoughs copycat recipe blog hop with a bunch of other bloggers. So before I even laid eyes on the beauties, I had already claimed Heavenly Hash as my donut. But really, this would have been my favorite donut either way. All of my favorite things piled on top of fried dough. Uhmmmmmm, YES please! Annnnnd… I'm just going to come out and say this (Austin natives, don't hate me!): I think I actually like my homemade version better. Maybe it's because I ate them fresh, just moments after frying and topping. Or maybe it's because I used my favorite homemade brownies on top, also freshly baked. So I was definitely at an unfair advantage since I didn't get to try the doughnuts at their prime in Austin. But all I'm really trying to say here is: these are awesome. Making these at home is just as great (or better) than eating them in Austin. Although either way– it's an unforgettable experience!

Want to check out some other Gourdough's Doughnuts? Go see some of my friends today!

PB & J by Capturing Joy | Granny's Pie by Crazy for Crust | Heavenly Hash by Something Swanky | The Carney (Apple Pie Doughnuts) by Shugary Sweets | The Flying Pig by The Novice Chef | Dirty Berry by Inside BruCrew Life | Bring the Heath by Mom on Timeout | Son of a Peach by Chef-in-Training | Mama's Cake by The Domestic Rebel | The Mother Clucker by Oh Sweet Basil | Cherry Bombs by My Life as a Mrs. | The Funky Monkey by The Little Kitchen | The Baby Rattler by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Black Out Cupcakes by Cookies & Cups | ODB by Sweet Treats and More | The Puddin' by Lauren's Latest | Naughty & Nice by Life's Ambrosia | Miss Shortcake by Kevin & Amanda


Heavenly Hash Donuts There are few things I love more than a fresh doughnut. But a fresh gourmet doughnut? There's nothing quite like it! And to make matters even better, you can fry up Pillsbury Grand Biscuits instead of homemade dough for gourmet doughnuts in under 30 minutes! By far, one of the most memorable and noteworthy parts of my recent trip to Austin, Texas was getting to try Gourdoughs gourmet donuts! Picmonkey generously spoiled us and provided quite the spread of Gourdoughs donuts for our Picmonkey PJ party. As in… we had FORTY TWO of these gourmet donuts sitting in our suite. FORTY TWO! The donuts were delivered to our room while we were in classes during the BlogHer Food conference. And when we walked into the room, it was like Christmas had happened! There were 6 gigantic baker boxes sitting on the coffee table. I cautiously approached them, almost not believing there were HEAPS of gourmet donuts sitting mere inches from my fingers. Kristen whipped the top off one of the boxes to get a good look, and I literally started squealing. And jumping up and down. And I *may* have done the same thing 2 or 3 more times when I brought in the Six Sisters, Nikki, and Dorothy to take a gander. Okay. I did. I squealed and jumped a lot. And the funny thing is that it felt totally involuntary. Like it was completely my natural, instinctive reaction to seeing piles upon piles of gourmet donuts. Heavenly Hash was my favorite… obviously. It's chocolate fudge, marshmallow cream, brownie chunks, and chocolate chips. So yeah. It was amazing. Although, I went into my taste testing a little biased… Kristen had this inspired idea to do a Gourdoughs copycat recipe blog hop with a bunch of other bloggers. So before I even laid eyes on the beauties, I had already claimed Heavenly Hash as my donut. But really, this would have been my favorite donut either way. All of my favorite things piled on top of fried dough. Uhmmmmmm, YES please! Annnnnd… I'm just going to come out and say this (Austin natives, don't hate me!): I think I actually like my homemade version better. Maybe it's because I ate them fresh, just moments after frying and topping. Or maybe it's because I used my favorite homemade brownies on top, also freshly baked. So I was definitely at an unfair advantage since I didn't get to try the doughnuts at their prime in Austin. But all I'm really trying to say here is: these are awesome. Making these at home is just as great (or better) than eating them in Austin. Although either way– it's an unforgettable experience!

Want to check out some other Gourdough's Doughnuts? Go see some of my friends today!

PB & J by Capturing Joy | Granny's Pie by Crazy for Crust | Heavenly Hash by Something Swanky | The Carney (Apple Pie Doughnuts) by Shugary Sweets | The Flying Pig by The Novice Chef | Dirty Berry by Inside BruCrew Life | Bring the Heath by Mom on Timeout | Son of a Peach by Chef-in-Training | Mama's Cake by The Domestic Rebel | The Mother Clucker by Oh Sweet Basil | Cherry Bombs by My Life as a Mrs. | The Funky Monkey by The Little Kitchen | The Baby Rattler by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Black Out Cupcakes by Cookies & Cups | ODB by Sweet Treats and More | The Puddin' by Lauren's Latest | Naughty & Nice by Life's Ambrosia | Miss Shortcake by Kevin & Amanda


Heavenly Hash Donuts There are few things I love more than a fresh doughnut. But a fresh gourmet doughnut? There's nothing quite like it! And to make matters even better, you can fry up Pillsbury Grand Biscuits instead of homemade dough for gourmet doughnuts in under 30 minutes! By far, one of the most memorable and noteworthy parts of my recent trip to Austin, Texas was getting to try Gourdoughs gourmet donuts! Picmonkey generously spoiled us and provided quite the spread of Gourdoughs donuts for our Picmonkey PJ party. As in… we had FORTY TWO of these gourmet donuts sitting in our suite. FORTY TWO! The donuts were delivered to our room while we were in classes during the BlogHer Food conference. And when we walked into the room, it was like Christmas had happened! There were 6 gigantic baker boxes sitting on the coffee table. I cautiously approached them, almost not believing there were HEAPS of gourmet donuts sitting mere inches from my fingers. Kristen whipped the top off one of the boxes to get a good look, and I literally started squealing. And jumping up and down. And I *may* have done the same thing 2 or 3 more times when I brought in the Six Sisters, Nikki, and Dorothy to take a gander. Okay. I did. I squealed and jumped a lot. And the funny thing is that it felt totally involuntary. Like it was completely my natural, instinctive reaction to seeing piles upon piles of gourmet donuts. Heavenly Hash was my favorite… obviously. It's chocolate fudge, marshmallow cream, brownie chunks, and chocolate chips. So yeah. It was amazing. Although, I went into my taste testing a little biased… Kristen had this inspired idea to do a Gourdoughs copycat recipe blog hop with a bunch of other bloggers. So before I even laid eyes on the beauties, I had already claimed Heavenly Hash as my donut. But really, this would have been my favorite donut either way. All of my favorite things piled on top of fried dough. Uhmmmmmm, YES please! Annnnnd… I'm just going to come out and say this (Austin natives, don't hate me!): I think I actually like my homemade version better. Maybe it's because I ate them fresh, just moments after frying and topping. Or maybe it's because I used my favorite homemade brownies on top, also freshly baked. So I was definitely at an unfair advantage since I didn't get to try the doughnuts at their prime in Austin. But all I'm really trying to say here is: these are awesome. Making these at home is just as great (or better) than eating them in Austin. Although either way– it's an unforgettable experience!

Want to check out some other Gourdough's Doughnuts? Go see some of my friends today!

PB & J by Capturing Joy | Granny's Pie by Crazy for Crust | Heavenly Hash by Something Swanky | The Carney (Apple Pie Doughnuts) by Shugary Sweets | The Flying Pig by The Novice Chef | Dirty Berry by Inside BruCrew Life | Bring the Heath by Mom on Timeout | Son of a Peach by Chef-in-Training | Mama's Cake by The Domestic Rebel | The Mother Clucker by Oh Sweet Basil | Cherry Bombs by My Life as a Mrs. | The Funky Monkey by The Little Kitchen | The Baby Rattler by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Black Out Cupcakes by Cookies & Cups | ODB by Sweet Treats and More | The Puddin' by Lauren's Latest | Naughty & Nice by Life's Ambrosia | Miss Shortcake by Kevin & Amanda


Heavenly Hash Donuts There are few things I love more than a fresh doughnut. But a fresh gourmet doughnut? There's nothing quite like it! And to make matters even better, you can fry up Pillsbury Grand Biscuits instead of homemade dough for gourmet doughnuts in under 30 minutes! By far, one of the most memorable and noteworthy parts of my recent trip to Austin, Texas was getting to try Gourdoughs gourmet donuts! Picmonkey generously spoiled us and provided quite the spread of Gourdoughs donuts for our Picmonkey PJ party. As in… we had FORTY TWO of these gourmet donuts sitting in our suite. FORTY TWO! The donuts were delivered to our room while we were in classes during the BlogHer Food conference. And when we walked into the room, it was like Christmas had happened! There were 6 gigantic baker boxes sitting on the coffee table. I cautiously approached them, almost not believing there were HEAPS of gourmet donuts sitting mere inches from my fingers. Kristen whipped the top off one of the boxes to get a good look, and I literally started squealing. And jumping up and down. And I *may* have done the same thing 2 or 3 more times when I brought in the Six Sisters, Nikki, and Dorothy to take a gander. Okay. I did. I squealed and jumped a lot. And the funny thing is that it felt totally involuntary. Like it was completely my natural, instinctive reaction to seeing piles upon piles of gourmet donuts. Heavenly Hash was my favorite… obviously. It's chocolate fudge, marshmallow cream, brownie chunks, and chocolate chips. So yeah. It was amazing. Although, I went into my taste testing a little biased… Kristen had this inspired idea to do a Gourdoughs copycat recipe blog hop with a bunch of other bloggers. So before I even laid eyes on the beauties, I had already claimed Heavenly Hash as my donut. But really, this would have been my favorite donut either way. All of my favorite things piled on top of fried dough. Uhmmmmmm, YES please! Annnnnd… I'm just going to come out and say this (Austin natives, don't hate me!): I think I actually like my homemade version better. Maybe it's because I ate them fresh, just moments after frying and topping. Or maybe it's because I used my favorite homemade brownies on top, also freshly baked. So I was definitely at an unfair advantage since I didn't get to try the doughnuts at their prime in Austin. But all I'm really trying to say here is: these are awesome. Making these at home is just as great (or better) than eating them in Austin. Although either way– it's an unforgettable experience!

Want to check out some other Gourdough's Doughnuts? Go see some of my friends today!

PB & J by Capturing Joy | Granny's Pie by Crazy for Crust | Heavenly Hash by Something Swanky | The Carney (Apple Pie Doughnuts) by Shugary Sweets | The Flying Pig by The Novice Chef | Dirty Berry by Inside BruCrew Life | Bring the Heath by Mom on Timeout | Son of a Peach by Chef-in-Training | Mama's Cake by The Domestic Rebel | The Mother Clucker by Oh Sweet Basil | Cherry Bombs by My Life as a Mrs. | The Funky Monkey by The Little Kitchen | The Baby Rattler by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Black Out Cupcakes by Cookies & Cups | ODB by Sweet Treats and More | The Puddin' by Lauren's Latest | Naughty & Nice by Life's Ambrosia | Miss Shortcake by Kevin & Amanda


Heavenly Hash Donuts There are few things I love more than a fresh doughnut. But a fresh gourmet doughnut? There's nothing quite like it! And to make matters even better, you can fry up Pillsbury Grand Biscuits instead of homemade dough for gourmet doughnuts in under 30 minutes! By far, one of the most memorable and noteworthy parts of my recent trip to Austin, Texas was getting to try Gourdoughs gourmet donuts! Picmonkey generously spoiled us and provided quite the spread of Gourdoughs donuts for our Picmonkey PJ party. As in… we had FORTY TWO of these gourmet donuts sitting in our suite. FORTY TWO! The donuts were delivered to our room while we were in classes during the BlogHer Food conference. And when we walked into the room, it was like Christmas had happened! There were 6 gigantic baker boxes sitting on the coffee table. I cautiously approached them, almost not believing there were HEAPS of gourmet donuts sitting mere inches from my fingers. Kristen whipped the top off one of the boxes to get a good look, and I literally started squealing. And jumping up and down. And I *may* have done the same thing 2 or 3 more times when I brought in the Six Sisters, Nikki, and Dorothy to take a gander. Okay. I did. I squealed and jumped a lot. And the funny thing is that it felt totally involuntary. Like it was completely my natural, instinctive reaction to seeing piles upon piles of gourmet donuts. Heavenly Hash was my favorite… obviously. It's chocolate fudge, marshmallow cream, brownie chunks, and chocolate chips. So yeah. It was amazing. Although, I went into my taste testing a little biased… Kristen had this inspired idea to do a Gourdoughs copycat recipe blog hop with a bunch of other bloggers. So before I even laid eyes on the beauties, I had already claimed Heavenly Hash as my donut. But really, this would have been my favorite donut either way. All of my favorite things piled on top of fried dough. Uhmmmmmm, YES please! Annnnnd… I'm just going to come out and say this (Austin natives, don't hate me!): I think I actually like my homemade version better. Maybe it's because I ate them fresh, just moments after frying and topping. Or maybe it's because I used my favorite homemade brownies on top, also freshly baked. So I was definitely at an unfair advantage since I didn't get to try the doughnuts at their prime in Austin. But all I'm really trying to say here is: these are awesome. Making these at home is just as great (or better) than eating them in Austin. Although either way– it's an unforgettable experience!

Want to check out some other Gourdough's Doughnuts? Go see some of my friends today!

PB & J by Capturing Joy | Granny's Pie by Crazy for Crust | Heavenly Hash by Something Swanky | The Carney (Apple Pie Doughnuts) by Shugary Sweets | The Flying Pig by The Novice Chef | Dirty Berry by Inside BruCrew Life | Bring the Heath by Mom on Timeout | Son of a Peach by Chef-in-Training | Mama's Cake by The Domestic Rebel | The Mother Clucker by Oh Sweet Basil | Cherry Bombs by My Life as a Mrs. | The Funky Monkey by The Little Kitchen | The Baby Rattler by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Black Out Cupcakes by Cookies & Cups | ODB by Sweet Treats and More | The Puddin' by Lauren's Latest | Naughty & Nice by Life's Ambrosia | Miss Shortcake by Kevin & Amanda


Heavenly Hash Donuts There are few things I love more than a fresh doughnut. But a fresh gourmet doughnut? There's nothing quite like it! And to make matters even better, you can fry up Pillsbury Grand Biscuits instead of homemade dough for gourmet doughnuts in under 30 minutes! By far, one of the most memorable and noteworthy parts of my recent trip to Austin, Texas was getting to try Gourdoughs gourmet donuts! Picmonkey generously spoiled us and provided quite the spread of Gourdoughs donuts for our Picmonkey PJ party. As in… we had FORTY TWO of these gourmet donuts sitting in our suite. FORTY TWO! The donuts were delivered to our room while we were in classes during the BlogHer Food conference. And when we walked into the room, it was like Christmas had happened! There were 6 gigantic baker boxes sitting on the coffee table. I cautiously approached them, almost not believing there were HEAPS of gourmet donuts sitting mere inches from my fingers. Kristen whipped the top off one of the boxes to get a good look, and I literally started squealing. And jumping up and down. And I *may* have done the same thing 2 or 3 more times when I brought in the Six Sisters, Nikki, and Dorothy to take a gander. Okay. I did. I squealed and jumped a lot. And the funny thing is that it felt totally involuntary. Like it was completely my natural, instinctive reaction to seeing piles upon piles of gourmet donuts. Heavenly Hash was my favorite… obviously. It's chocolate fudge, marshmallow cream, brownie chunks, and chocolate chips. So yeah. It was amazing. Although, I went into my taste testing a little biased… Kristen had this inspired idea to do a Gourdoughs copycat recipe blog hop with a bunch of other bloggers. So before I even laid eyes on the beauties, I had already claimed Heavenly Hash as my donut. But really, this would have been my favorite donut either way. All of my favorite things piled on top of fried dough. Uhmmmmmm, YES please! Annnnnd… I'm just going to come out and say this (Austin natives, don't hate me!): I think I actually like my homemade version better. Maybe it's because I ate them fresh, just moments after frying and topping. Or maybe it's because I used my favorite homemade brownies on top, also freshly baked. So I was definitely at an unfair advantage since I didn't get to try the doughnuts at their prime in Austin. But all I'm really trying to say here is: these are awesome. Making these at home is just as great (or better) than eating them in Austin. Although either way– it's an unforgettable experience!

Want to check out some other Gourdough's Doughnuts? Go see some of my friends today!

PB & J by Capturing Joy | Granny's Pie by Crazy for Crust | Heavenly Hash by Something Swanky | The Carney (Apple Pie Doughnuts) by Shugary Sweets | The Flying Pig by The Novice Chef | Dirty Berry by Inside BruCrew Life | Bring the Heath by Mom on Timeout | Son of a Peach by Chef-in-Training | Mama's Cake by The Domestic Rebel | The Mother Clucker by Oh Sweet Basil | Cherry Bombs by My Life as a Mrs. | The Funky Monkey by The Little Kitchen | The Baby Rattler by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Black Out Cupcakes by Cookies & Cups | ODB by Sweet Treats and More | The Puddin' by Lauren's Latest | Naughty & Nice by Life's Ambrosia | Miss Shortcake by Kevin & Amanda


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