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 a donut epiphany-update 2/25/08

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a donut epiphany-update 2/25/08 Sat, 01/19/08 10:32 PM (permalink)
Just wanted to include a picture of the Donut Pub here. Didn't have time to stop in on this trip, but next update will actually have pictures of real donuts!!

I didn't grow up with a particular love for donuts. We had a couple of good donut places in my hometown (The Home Bakery, Roman Pastry and Hemstrought's Bakery in Utica, NY). I thought they were pretty good, but I was never "moved" by them. This morning I got out of work and walked to The Donut Pub at 203 W. 14th St. at 7th Ave in NYC. I arrived there around 8am and picked up a toasted coconut and a sugar twist to go. The total was $1.98. They were both raised (yeast) donuts and I really am a yeast donut man through and through. I love a cake donut now and again, but they'll never hold that special place a yeast one does.
I could feel that the bag was warm, like the last embers of a fire giving off that nice glow and when I pulled out the toasted coconut donut, it was warm and had a great slightly chewy pull to it. LIke eating a warm, sweet pillow of yeasty goodness, it made me very happy and the coconut had a nice presence. The sugar twist just pulled apart and and the I could hear the sweet granules explode as I joyously ate them.
I did try a cinnamon sugar cake donut the other day and it had a great crispy crunch to it that I've often heard used to describe many of the donuts in the Portland, OR area. Plus, the Donut Pub is open 24 hrs. However, the real magic is getting them while they're still warm. They're great any time of day or night, but it's a whole different plane of donut existence when you bite into one that was just made.

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    RE: a donut epiphany-update 2/25/08 Sat, 01/19/08 11:06 PM (permalink)
    OK, But are they endorsed by the NYC Police Dept??

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      RE: a donut epiphany-update 2/25/08 Sat, 01/19/08 11:15 PM (permalink)
      Your driving me crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I gotta have one of those!

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        RE: a donut epiphany-update 2/25/08 Sat, 01/19/08 11:43 PM (permalink)
        Billyboy, you can wax poetic about doughnuts anytime you want. Lovely! I've felt the same about the cake doughnuts with a thick layer of powdered sugar that I've bought when visiting the Central Market in Lancaster. One to eat while I browse the vegetables, meats, and knick knacks and another one for the road, after which the car and I will be a complete powdered sugar mess - but I'll be oh so happy.

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          RE: a donut epiphany-update 2/25/08 Sun, 01/20/08 12:08 AM (permalink)
          Yeast doughnuts are my heroin. Put maple icing on them and it's like topping them with crack.

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            RE: a donut epiphany-update 2/25/08 Tue, 03/4/08 2:13 PM (permalink)
            If you happen to be on the SW side of Chicago, make sure to stop at 113th and Michigan for Old Fashioned Donuts. Every donut seems to be better than the last and if they happen to have apple fritters GET ONE! Was there this past Saturday (no fritters GRR) but the donuts were outstanding...the cake donuts have a crisp exterior with an almost delicate interior, the vanilla and chocolate glaze not overwhelming, just accentuating the slightly sweet dough. Ate them on the way home so no pics of those, sorry.

            But the little one got a "Texas" glazed and yes, it is bigger than his head...but ate it all, so I know it must be good!


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              RE: a donut epiphany-update 2/25/08 Tue, 03/11/08 5:26 AM (permalink)
              That would need at least a half gallon of milk!!!!

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                RE: a donut epiphany-update 2/25/08 Tue, 03/11/08 6:53 AM (permalink)
                Wow. That's a donut! Good luck chasing the kid around. He'll probably be up for a week.

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                  RE: a donut epiphany-update 2/25/08 Mon, 03/17/08 12:14 PM (permalink)
                  All I can say is that after driving me crazy for the rest of the day he slept very well in his sugar-induced sleep (coma?).

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                    RE: a donut epiphany-update 2/25/08 Tue, 03/18/08 9:42 AM (permalink)
                    Reading this makes me think about changing my commuting route, even if it adds 1/2 hour!
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