Donuts: Cake or Yeast-type?
Unfortunately, I don't even like donuts (or doughnuts) but I am supposed to bring some to a potluck brunch...
I am taking an informal poll to find out if your prefer the 'cake' type donuts OR if you prefer those yeast-type donuts...? Hopefully this will give me a sense of whether or not I should bring an equal number of both or more of one kind.
Personally, I don't really like donuts either. But...if I had to eat one, I'd definitely prefer the cake type. I'd just bring some kind of mix...some cake, some yeast, some filled, some not. (Although, if you're making them, this would not be a particulary easy option!!)
Your choice may also depend on if the place(s) your getting the donuts are known for a particular type (my local favorite donut shop kills with a buttermilk bar, three different ways) as well as what time the donuts are made. Risen donuts have a short shelf life. Cake are longer lived. Buttermilk seems to have the longest. Fresh anything donut is always the best.
by the by, I prefer cake - buttermilk is my favorite. Cruellers are great when their done right.
Cake doughnuts are better for dunking in coffee. Yeast doughnuts are better all around eating and are not as 'heavy' as cake doughnuts. If it were me and I had to bring doughnuts to a gathering (you did not say how many you needed to bring) I would just get a couple dozen (or 4 dozen?) glazed yeast doughnuts, think Krispy Kreme (although all glazed doughnuts are pretty much the same thing in my book).