I may in fact be crazy, but I want to try my hand at homemade apple donuts. Last fall, I had an apple donut with crumb topping that was just amazing. I have a ton of candidate recipes for the apple donuts themselves, but I'm having trouble with the finishing touches. I don't know if I'm just putting the wrong search terms into google or what the deal is, but unless it's a baked donut (or one for a "raw food" diet :/), I can't seem to find a recipe for crumb topping or a good one for a very thin glaze. The donuts I had last fall were fried, dipped in a thin glaze (they were coated all over in this stuff--it wasn't thick like you'd find on something like a chocolate glazed donut), and had the crumb topping sprinkled on top. Cinnamon was definitely involved. I think there's a high probability that there were walnuts as well.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I may try to just water down one of the thicker glaze recipes until it's really thin and see how that goes.
I'm going to use this recipe for the donuts: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A8595-2004Oct5_2.html. I think I'm going to fry in shortening (per Smitten Kitchen) rather than vegetable oil though.
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