Breakfast buffet: National cream-filled doughnut day
September 14th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

This will get your doughnuts dunkin' - September 14 is National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day!

Cure your custard craving and sink your teeth into one of these sweet, fluffy pillows brimming with creamy filling. You can skip the cream and sugar in your morning cup of joe because a cream-filled doughnut will more than make up for it.

Depending on where you get your doughnuts, the actual "cream" consistency can differ greatly. Real, honest-to-chef pasty cream is favored, but rarely appears in your neighborhood doughnut shop or chain because it doesn't have a long shelf life.

"Creme" is the most common filling, and it refers to a mix of shortening, confectioner's sugar and vanilla extract. Instant pudding is also popular.

Want to treat yourself to some real cream-filled doughnuts? If you've already stepped in the direction of deep-frying some delicious pastry dough, you're halfway there. Try these vanilla cream-filled doughnuts from Joanne Chang or the Not So Humble blog's take on mini spiced rum-cream-filled doughnuts.

If it's that kind of day (it is Wednesday after all), rum-filled doughnuts just may be your kind of medicine.

soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. jenny oh

    I just read this and HAD to book it to the grocery store and pick up a few. Yummy excuse to eat doughnuts!

    September 14, 2011 at 9:43 pm |
  2. Smiley

    I can't believe I missed a perfectly good excuse to eat a Dunkin Donuts Boston Cream Pie donut this morning. Guess I"ll have to wait until next year.

    September 14, 2011 at 6:51 pm |
  3. jillmarie

    As a kid, I loved Boston Cream doughnuts from Dunkin Donuts. I wonder if they would taste as good now, being that I'm an adult. Either way, now I'd love at least a munchkin!

    September 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
  4. Pam

    You can't get any better than a cream filled doughnut for breakfast!! Thanks for the article, I had fun reading it.

    September 14, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
  5. excrementaleducation

    Custard filled donuts are delicious. It's always a guessing game as to whether a donut is filled with creme, jelly, custard or tooth paste. The best way to find out is just to poke each donut until you find one that suits your tastes.

    September 14, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
    • Stew Pedassly

      Now there's a funny name to use to try to insult someone: donut poker. HA!

      September 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm |
      • jenny oh

        I'm so going to use that one, LMAO!

        September 14, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
  6. Hokey Pokey

    How duz they git da cream in da donut?

    September 14, 2011 at 9:57 am |
    • AleeD

      Wait 'til Sir Biddle shows up. He'll explain it to you.

      September 14, 2011 at 10:08 am |
    • Truth

      Well, when a male donut and a female donut really love each other...

      September 14, 2011 at 10:11 am |
  7. Jerv

    Mmmm, donuts!

    September 14, 2011 at 9:55 am |
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