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    Should doughnuts be baked or fried?

    Should doughnut glaze be applied via drizzling or dipping?
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    Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Should doughnuts be baked or fried?
    By definition, they are fried. If they're baked, they're not donuts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Should doughnut glaze be applied via drizzling or dipping?
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    Only an elitist snob....
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    Fried, and then tossed in cinnamon flavoured sugar, eaten warm.

    Can you dunk a doughnut with a sticky glaze?
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    A doughnut is a torus, therefore should be paired with wine in a Klein bottle.

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    Fried.

    Glaze should be dipped, icing should be drizzled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Fried.

    Glaze should be dipped, icing should be drizzled.

    Peace,
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    ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding. . .

    we have a winner!

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    FWIW, Krispy Kreme tried to spread into New England about ten years ago.

    It was a disaster, and AFAIK, the only one remaining in New England is at the Mohegan Sun casino... and it's a franchise, not a factory store. The one near me lasted only about 6 months, before shutting down and being converted to a GNC store. The money lost in that attempt must have been staggering.

    I gave it a try... thought the mechanized system was pretty cool. The free doughnut, right off the line, was tasty.... but the ones I bought out of the display case, to bring home, were just awful... a congealed, fatty, sugary mess.

    In short, I thought that the hype vastly exceeded whatever merit the thing might have had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding. . .

    we have a winner!

    I donut therefore I am hole.

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    FWIW, Krispy Kreme tried to spread into New England about ten years ago.
    They tried Minnesota about ten years ago. All gone now. I think they're pretty horrible, myself.
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    There's a chain of donut/coffee shops in Mass that I ran into when up in New Bedford last, but damn if I can remember their name... GREAT donuts, un-burnt coffee and delicious servers. (Really!!)

    The girls said that this was as far west as the company had gotten but they were eyeing Rhode Island next. (2001-ish)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Brennan View Post
    There's a chain of donut/coffee shops in Mass that I ran into when up in New Bedford last, but damn if I can remember their name... GREAT donuts, un-burnt coffee and delicious servers. (Really!!)

    The girls said that this was as far west as the company had gotten but they were eyeing Rhode Island next. (2001-ish)


    Hey, Carter!!
    Are you possibly talking about Mary Lou's Coffee and Donuts?

    I was completely unaware of this small local chain until around 2010... because all of their locations got no further west than Abington, MA, which is perhaps 10 miles east of me.

    They are distinctive for two reasons:

    The first reason is that their stores have a purple color scheme... and even the parking lot lines and curbs are painted purple.

    The second reason is that most of the staff consists of young women wearing VERY tight T-shirts. Mary Lous' is the Hooters of the coffee-and donut industry

    http://marylous.com/

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    (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – There's a brouhaha on the South Shore. A popular coffee chain known for its bubbly, attractive teenagers is facing a federal discrimination investigation.

    In a letter FOX 25 has obtained from a source, the president of Marylou's Coffee –
    Marylou herself – has fired off a scathing response to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's investigation, and asks Sen. John Keenan for help.

    Marylou Sandry started the coffee chain in Hanover. It's now spread to many locations in Massachusetts and more in Rhode Island.

    It's known for its pink branding and attractive staff. That is the problem.

    The EEOC wants to know if only young, attractive women are employable at Marylou's. Now they're looking into the company's job applications, talking to employees about their co-workers age, race and body type, as well as questioning company managers.

    But Marylou's says it is simply hiring out of the pool of applicants who come to them and looking for quality dedicated people.

    In her letter, Sandry appeals for help from the senator, saying her company is being harassed by the EEOC and "we have never had a complaint against us for age discrimination or any kind of discrimination. We feel the EEOC is on a witch hunt."

    Sandry also says the entire company is a nervous wreck over the investigation.
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    Retired Detroit Police Officer runs this chain in Michigan.

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    Around here, the best donuts are made by South East Asians. Mostly Vietnamese people, but some Laos. I think the years of French "influence" maybe had something to do with it, but the donuts around here can be otherworldly.

    Really.

    When I lived in San Francisco we went to this donut shop on like 25th and Mission. Fresh donuts started at 5 am, which was just about when the raves ended.

    What? I was still sowing oats in the 90s, okay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Fresh donuts started at 5 am, which was just about when the raves ended.
    everything taste good as the sun is coming up after a hard night out
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    Yes.
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    Heavily refined white flour, deep fried in oil, covered in white sugar. Sorry, not for me, never enjoyed them.

    I used to to be a care worker, and have come to know what many different foods become after 40 minutes in a human stomach. Don't even ask me about coke.

    But it to each their own, and enjoy your lunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Heavily refined white flour, deep fried in oil, covered in white sugar. Sorry, not for me, never enjoyed them.

    I used to to be a care worker, and have come to know what many different foods become after 40 minutes in a human stomach. Don't even ask me about coke.

    But it to each their own, and enjoy your lunch.
    Indeed. Not healthy food at all. And healthy food is important to me. I once organized food-buying groups to find and distribute such food. I have bought at food co-ops for many years. I have even served on the board of directors of our local co-op, because I believe what they are doing is important.

    AND - I recognize how delicious some 'less-then-healthy' foods are, and am happy to partake of them in moderation. Bacon? Sure, I'll take a bit. I had eggs benedict at a food cart y'day that included bacon. Mmmmm. But, for breakfast, I'd had yogurt with razzberries from the garden. Then for dinner, I had Ceviche at the local 'healthy food Mexican' restaurant. Sometimes joy is not perfect... but joy is key to life.
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    They should be from "Morning Call" and they should be accompanied by café au lait.

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    Fried and dipped. Doughnuts are never going to be healthy, so you might as well do them the right way

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    Fried. Pass on the glaze, please.
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    Filhós. Say "flootsh", sort of. Azorean donuts. Come over, we'll walk over to Vava's and have some. She can show you pictures of the schooner her mom came over from Sao Jorge on. Papa will show us pictures of the dams and roads he helped build. Or the liberty ships...
    These are excellent coffee donuts. Sort of like a fried sweetbread dough.

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    Pass on doughnuts as well.

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    Sadly, though we were driving thru the Warm Springs Reservation last weekend... we had to pass on a stop for Fry Bread, as we were running a bit late. It's mighty tasty. I think I even prefer it to donuts. Except maybe filled donuts...

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    I didn't know that traditional Native American food included deep-ftying, granulated & refined white sugar, and cinnamon imported from India and Sri Lanka...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    I didn't know that traditional Native American food included deep-ftying, granulated & refined white sugar, and cinnamon imported from India and Sri Lanka...
    Well... I suppose there is much about other cultures we all are ignorant of...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTA View Post
    They should be from "Morning Call" and they should be accompanied by café au lait.

    Well, you've got MY attention!
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    #firstworldproblems
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    Casey Affleck does for Dunkies . . .

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