Donut question.

Discussion in 'Food & Wine' started by Big Black Dog, Jun 10, 2010.

?

If a donut doesn't have a hole in it, is it really a donut?

  1. Yes.

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  2. No.

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  3. I don't know anything about donuts.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. You have way too much time on your hands, Count Dracula.

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. Big Black Dog
    Offline

    Big Black Dog Gold Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    23,145
    Thanks Received:
    5,259
    Trophy Points:
    270
    Ratings:
    +6,333
    If a donut doesn't have a hole in it, is it really a donut? I don't think so. What say you?
     
  2. Baruch Menachem
    Offline

    Baruch Menachem '

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Messages:
    14,203
    Thanks Received:
    3,235
    Trophy Points:
    185
    Ratings:
    +3,308
    What counts is the bread and the frosting.


    For me, donut heaven is a maple bar with chocolate syrup stripes.

    and because of the way the stuff cooks, there often is a hole in the center. the steam makes one that puffs it way up
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  3. boedicca
    Offline

    boedicca Uppity Water Nymph Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Messages:
    44,817
    Thanks Received:
    13,508
    Trophy Points:
    2,250
    Location:
    The Land of Funk
    Ratings:
    +27,292
    What he said. It's the fried dough that matters - and jelly donuts certainly qualify.

    :)
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  4. Ringel05
    Offline

    Ringel05 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    46,253
    Thanks Received:
    8,998
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    The 505
    Ratings:
    +23,513
    How would I know. I'm not a cop.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  5. boedicca
    Offline

    boedicca Uppity Water Nymph Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Messages:
    44,817
    Thanks Received:
    13,508
    Trophy Points:
    2,250
    Location:
    The Land of Funk
    Ratings:
    +27,292
    I know cuz for years, every Sunday after Mass, my folks took the siblings and I to a local donut shop as a reward for "being good". My youngest sister, as a tot, thought Sunday was Donnie Day - we still call it that when the family is together. I think I've tried every single type of donut made - at least the ones carried by the shop.
     
  6. Dude111
    Offline

    Dude111 VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2011
    Messages:
    795
    Thanks Received:
    69
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings:
    +74
    My favourite Donut is CHOCOLATE FROSTED!!!!

    mmmmmmmmmmmmm .. Eating some now :)
     
  7. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,940
    Thanks Received:
    4,789
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,807
    Doughnut holes have no calories.
     
  8. shintao
    Offline

    shintao Take Down ~ Tap Out

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    Messages:
    7,231
    Thanks Received:
    320
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +341
    Oh yes, no hole qualifies, it is the dough that matters. Make mine an Apple Fritter, or apple critter as I call them. I might treat myself every 2-3 years to a donut, not much on sweets or pastrys or cakes.
     
  9. shintao
    Offline

    shintao Take Down ~ Tap Out

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    Messages:
    7,231
    Thanks Received:
    320
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +341
    Hmm, I don't believe you on that one. All I got to do is inhale donut holes in a donut shop and I could gain several pounds.:lol:
     
  10. HenryBHough
    Offline

    HenryBHough Gold Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    23,551
    Thanks Received:
    4,023
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    Oak Grove, Massachusetts
    Ratings:
    +12,966
    Before there were doughnuts (original spelling) there were lumps of deep fried dough whose centers were soggy and inedible. Alternatively, if fried sufficiently long to cook the centers, the edges were burned.

    Some very early genius learned to punch a hole in the middle so the cooking would be more even.

    That left pieces that usually were re-rolled into new lumps of dough which had their centers punched out begetting more small lumps.

    Then somebody got the idea of just frying the punch-outs, calling them "donut holes".

    Then a man named Schwetty, probably in Pennsylvania, had the idea of rolling those smaller lumps, hot from the cauldron, in things like chopped nuts or cocoanut shreds. They were quickly called "Schwetty Balls" and became a sensation. Not so much for their taste as for their name.

    I may have spelled "Schwetty" incorrectly but it's the pronunciation that counted.

    Not a joke - but go ahead and search it out after making an ass of yourself. Then come back and apologize.
     

Share This Page