What's the signifigance of the hole in the middle of a donut?

shilala

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Is it all about saving money or does it have some sort of archaic functionality like "they used to carry them on a stick to market"?
 

PlatinumGold

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probably cooks faster. that much dough/batter in a lump in a deep fry pan would mean the outside would burn to a crisp before the center got dry.

or you'd have to fry it at a lower temperature.
 

Kadarin

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It's a metaphor for human sexuality; a gaping hole surrounded by creamy, doughy goodness...
 

meltdown75

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You mean Timbits?

My Canuckistanian brethren will know what I'm talking about.

(ah, tfinch - beat me to it)
 

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Originally posted by: PlatinumGold
probably cooks faster. that much dough/batter in a lump in a deep fry pan would mean the outside would burn to a crisp before the center got dry.

or you'd have to fry it at a lower temperature.

The man is correct. More surface area means faster cooking time.
 

Chaotic42

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Originally posted by: PlatinumGold
probably cooks faster. that much dough/batter in a lump in a deep fry pan would mean the outside would burn to a crisp before the center got dry.

or you'd have to fry it at a lower temperature.

Good Eats?
 

meltdown75

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actually, some of the donuts are cooked in the grease while hanging on a metal rod.

the baker will quite often use the hole to manipulate the donut while in the fryer (flip it).

but yes... they are spit out like that into the fryer.

< former muffin baker

my brother cooked the donuts for a couple years though.
 

shilala

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Originally posted by: meltdown75
actually, some of the donuts are cooked in the grease while hanging on a metal rod.

the baker will quite often use the hole to manipulate the donut while in the fryer (flip it).

but yes... they are spit out like that into the fryer.

< former muffin baker

my brother cooked the donuts for a couple years though.

If they left them on the rod they could just roll them in the sugar, then give the rod a quick overhead snap, effectively delivering them to the masses.
I know I'd stand in a crowd to get a chance at a hot flung donut.
That'd kick ass.
 

meltdown75

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Originally posted by: shilala
Originally posted by: meltdown75
actually, some of the donuts are cooked in the grease while hanging on a metal rod.

the baker will quite often use the hole to manipulate the donut while in the fryer (flip it).

but yes... they are spit out like that into the fryer.

< former muffin baker

my brother cooked the donuts for a couple years though.

If they left them on the rod they could just roll them in the sugar, then give the rod a quick overhead snap, effectively delivering them to the masses.
I know I'd stand in a crowd to get a chance at a hot flung donut.
That'd kick ass.
see, you could have had a career as a marketing director for Krispy Kreme. it's not enough to get them hot & fresh off the line - they need to be smacking you in the FACE with the hotness & freshness. i don't even want to step into a donut shop unless i'm getting hot donut in the eye.

:thumbsup:
 

shilala

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Originally posted by: meltdown75
Originally posted by: shilala
Originally posted by: meltdown75
actually, some of the donuts are cooked in the grease while hanging on a metal rod.

the baker will quite often use the hole to manipulate the donut while in the fryer (flip it).

but yes... they are spit out like that into the fryer.

< former muffin baker

my brother cooked the donuts for a couple years though.

If they left them on the rod they could just roll them in the sugar, then give the rod a quick overhead snap, effectively delivering them to the masses.
I know I'd stand in a crowd to get a chance at a hot flung donut.
That'd kick ass.
see, you could have had a career as a marketing director for Krispy Kreme. it's not enough to get them hot & fresh off the line - they need to be smacking you in the FACE with the hotness & freshness. i don't even want to step into a donut shop unless i'm getting hot donut in the eye.

:thumbsup:
You can't beat a hot glazed donut in the face, can ya Melty?

 

meltdown75

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Originally posted by: shilala
Originally posted by: meltdown75
Originally posted by: shilala
Originally posted by: meltdown75
actually, some of the donuts are cooked in the grease while hanging on a metal rod.

the baker will quite often use the hole to manipulate the donut while in the fryer (flip it).

but yes... they are spit out like that into the fryer.

< former muffin baker

my brother cooked the donuts for a couple years though.

If they left them on the rod they could just roll them in the sugar, then give the rod a quick overhead snap, effectively delivering them to the masses.
I know I'd stand in a crowd to get a chance at a hot flung donut.
That'd kick ass.
see, you could have had a career as a marketing director for Krispy Kreme. it's not enough to get them hot & fresh off the line - they need to be smacking you in the FACE with the hotness & freshness. i don't even want to step into a donut shop unless i'm getting hot donut in the eye.

:thumbsup:
You can't beat a hot glazed donut in the face, can ya Melty?
nope.
 

ColdFusion718

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It's because of the way they are made. Someone decided to take a long piece of dough then make it into a circle then fry it. <homer voice> Mmmm doughnuts.... </homer voice>
 

redgtxdi

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Originally posted by: SagaLore
*runs and starts thread about pretzels

LOL!!! Doh! Beat me to it!!!



I will say this.........I didn't think much of Krispy Kreme at first, but after the *newness* wore off (I guess I thought I was supposed to be "shocked"), then I took a 2nd look & one thing I *cannot* deny is that a hot KK off the line put in your hand, then raised from your hand to your mouth is nothing but heart-stopping, artery hardening, brain polluting GOODNESS!........PERIOD!!!!!

In Heaven, lettuce will taste like KK!! ;)
 

meltdown75

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by the way, the Krispy Kreme they tried to open locally didn't stay open too long.

don't mess with our Tim Horton's BIOTCH!
 

mugs

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Originally posted by: SagaLore
*runs and starts thread about pretzels

Supposedly they were invented by a monk, and he crossed them the way they are to represent a child praying... he gave them to children for praying. So says the food network last weekend.
 
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Originally posted by: shilala
Originally posted by: meltdown75
Originally posted by: shilala
Originally posted by: meltdown75
actually, some of the donuts are cooked in the grease while hanging on a metal rod.

the baker will quite often use the hole to manipulate the donut while in the fryer (flip it).

but yes... they are spit out like that into the fryer.

< former muffin baker

my brother cooked the donuts for a couple years though.

If they left them on the rod they could just roll them in the sugar, then give the rod a quick overhead snap, effectively delivering them to the masses.
I know I'd stand in a crowd to get a chance at a hot flung donut.
That'd kick ass.
see, you could have had a career as a marketing director for Krispy Kreme. it's not enough to get them hot & fresh off the line - they need to be smacking you in the FACE with the hotness & freshness. i don't even want to step into a donut shop unless i'm getting hot donut in the eye.

:thumbsup:
You can't beat a hot glazed donut in the face, can ya Melty?

I don't like them hot...