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Denizens of the Dunk

November 07, 2011

PETER: Say, where did you learn to dunk, in finishing school?

ELLIE: [indignantly] Aw, now, don't you start telling me I shouldn't dunk.

PETER: Of course you shouldn't. You don't know how to do it. Dunking's an art. Don't let it soak so long. A dip and — plop, into your mouth. If you let it soak so long, it'll get soft and fall off. It's all a matter of timing.

Connoisseurs of the dunk and terrific movies recognize Clark Gable teaching spoiled runaway heiress Claudette Colbert the finer arts of dunking in “It Happened One Night.” 

Actually, rumor has it that dunking donuts first became a trend when actress Mae Murray accidentally dropped a donut in her coffee one day at Lindy's on Broadway.

The first written reference to “doughnut,” a small, fried ring of sweet, leavened dough, comes from Washington Irving’s 1809 "History of New York," where he writes of “balls of sweetened dough, fried in hog’s fat, and called doughnuts, or olykoeks.”

Ah, but the hole is a different story.

In 1847, the story goes, 16-year-old American Gregory Hanson created the hole playing around with his mother's dough using the top of a round tin pepper container to punch the holes.

Lo and behold the dough cooked evenly and thus the hole was born.

You can probably poke some holes in this theory, but it sounds silly enough to be plausible.

So doughnut or donut?

The first mention of the alternate spelling appears in “Peck’s Bad Boy And His Pa,” a 1900 story by George W. Peck, where the phrase “Dollars to donuts" was born.

And I’ll bet you dollars to donuts you probably didn't know that.

Today, with more donut varieties you can count, filled or otherwise, I would submit for denizens of the dunk that the simple old fashioned is definitely the best dunk.

Then that may be fighting words to some.

J. Peterman

 

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November 07, 2011 12:06 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

Ah, food.

Perfect topic.

November 07, 2011 12:07 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

Donut dunking.

It's a slam dunk.

November 07, 2011 12:08 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

My favorite:

Blueberry cake donut.

November 07, 2011 12:57 AM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

You Said It,  lotlot !!! 
 
Dead On !!!
 
Old Fashion'd Cake Doughnuts with Blueberries ... and  Glass of Ice Cold Milk !!!
 
Katz' Pajamas .......

November 07, 2011 1:20 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

I can tell your fortune by the donut crumbs left on the bottom of your coffee cup...it says here "you dunk too long", but you may never need weight watchers....

November 07, 2011 3:11 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

When I first glanced at title today's  topic, I thought it said Denizens of th Drunk."

November 07, 2011 5:34 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

Is it better to dunk with a slightly stale donut or a fresh one?

November 07, 2011 5:57 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....................

November 07, 2011 6:34 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Plain doughnuts. Raised glazed. Chocolate. Blueberry Sourcream. Jelly donuts. Pumpkin donuts. Chocolate Glazed doughnuts. Doughnut holes. Donut holes. Any doughnut. No matter how you spell it, no matter what kind, I want it.

November 07, 2011 6:55 AM
293 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 rings90 said...

Now I have to get a donut before I go into work. Bummer ;-)

November 07, 2011 7:07 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

A young Mexican man who worked for me as a cook was taking a really stale looking pastry out of a bag. I asked him if he wanted me to heat it up or grill it for him. "No!' he said "we Mexicans dunk, not like Gringoes." "Not like Gringoes!" I replied," why do you think we call it Dunkin Donuts!" A great hoot of laughter came from him and he said "I thought it was DONKEY, like a burro!" And that is why in this house we drive through Donkey Donuts for our iced coffee and oh yes, ANY kind of doughnut.

The question for me is, can true dunking be achieved with hot OR cold beverages or must it be hot. Surely there is no more perfect treat than a plain old fashioned cake doughnut dunked in regular old American coffee. Save your latte for biscotti, gingersnaps for your tea....however, iced coffee can be a perfect place for the truely skilled quick donut hole dip.

Perhaps a little experimenting is in order.....hmmm

November 07, 2011 7:07 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

HAZEL How do you feel today?

November 07, 2011 8:01 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Lynn830 said...

I'll add my vote for a blueberry donut.  Yum!  In Michigan, where I grew up, we used to drive north out of Lansing on US 127 for a fine fall Saturday.  There were cider mills and at each one they had a forty gallon vat of fat with donuts floating on the top, browning up nicely.  There is nothing like a glass of freshly pressed cider and a donut hot out of the vat.  That's the way to celebrate harvest time!

November 07, 2011 8:07 AM
25891 Com-100First-comHr-1Hr-5 rapidgirl said...

::::Guttural groan of ecstasy::::

Mmmmmm.

That is all.

November 07, 2011 8:17 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

ChefDeb~ Thanks for asking. Stilll feel ghastly.

November 07, 2011 8:43 AM
Gandhi_medium 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

Started selling Krispy Kremes in grade school for fund raisers. 50 cents a dozen & do believe I ate up all the profits. Getting the sugar glazed hot off the press is preferred. "o" "ough" controversy a non starter as both get the point across. Cruellers at Sundown was a great episode of Death Valley Days. Cowboys and donuts are hard to beat as a plot. Gee, I loved Reagan, Robert Taylor, and especially Dale Robertson's voice as narrators. Mom kept me a glass in the freezer to keep the milk so cold it hurt your teefers. It's those little things that Moms do. I always got a saucer with my java do I could "saucer and blow" a phrase that I still use to mean AOK/perfect!

November 07, 2011 9:01 AM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Today I eat, not write about. Me happy boy.

November 07, 2011 9:07 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

My dad used to jokingly call them "dutchnuts"---when he said that we knew we were in for a treat since he rarely teased we could surmise that those "dutchnuts" were just around the corner and we could commence salivating!

November 07, 2011 9:47 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Rusty said...

Yummy, yummy!  One of my favorites is hot apple doughnuts from the Apple House out by Front Royal, Va.  Even a day old, warm them up and they're yummy.
 
So sorry you're still under the weather, Hazel.

November 07, 2011 10:10 AM
10041_445991248814972_692962064_n Com-100Com-300First-comHr-1 The Giraffe said...

Haze  -  you got the FLU?  Need me to have the Dr. chat with you about your ailment?
 
LOVE glazed donuts that are fresh - important word FRESH.  Nothing worse than a stale donut.
And I don't drink coffee anymore - I know - sinful but I stopped smoking long ago and coffee just didn't taste the same.

November 07, 2011 10:12 AM
004 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 korthal said...

We used to get fresh hot donuts after church in Arlington, Ma.
We'd take them home and have a great eggs and bacon breakfast then the hot donuts.
My favorite were the cake type.
I haven't had a donut that good since I got married and moved to Wakefield.
HAZEL: Feel better.

November 07, 2011 10:32 AM
10photoviewsFirst-comFirst-photoHr-1 digger5x5 said...

My Aunt Ann owned and operated a bakery in a small Pennsylvania town.  Several of my aunts worked there at Ann's Home Bakery.  As a young teen I was paid two dollars a week to mop the floors, wash the windows, and eat the leftover eclairs -- actually that last task was a volunteer effort.  What's a leftover eclair?  It's one that I got to before the customers did.  But donuts didn't last that long.  I agree that cake do(ugh)nuts are the best for dunking, but I've "sunk" lower than that at times.  Dunking a sinker in hot coffee or cold milk.  Dunking for a long or short dunk (always have a spoon handy to get the parts that fall off during the dunk when the movie on TV gets very interesting).  Spell it any way you like, just keep 'em coming.
 

November 07, 2011 10:53 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

The Girafffe~  Thanks.I did get my 'flu jab a couple of weeks ago. I'd love to hear from you anyway. so do message.

November 07, 2011 11:44 AM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

I'm eating my oatmeal with banana, raisins, pecans, Greek yogurt and thinking about glazed donuts...

November 07, 2011 1:26 PM
Cestmoiparis 10photoviewsFirst-comFirst-photoFirst-review Alison said...

I gave up doughnuts cold turkey many years ago when I realised I was reaching for them the way a drunk reaches for his bottle.

Krispy Kremes are the work of the Devil.

November 07, 2011 1:39 PM
10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Cassiepants said...

Happy Monday, all!

It's actually cold enough here in Southern California that I long for a big hot cup of coffee with creme to have along side a cake donut to dunk...

Krispy Kremes I only eat with a big glass of whole milk...

I marjorie~ I had my hot cereal this morning, but now I too am longing for glazed donuts...

Hazel~ Here's wishing you an incredibly speedy recovery!

Alison~ Krispy Kremes are in fact the devil. However, there is nothing funnier than watching my two potbellied pigs eat Krispy Kreme glazed donuts. The ecstasy on their piggy faces is hilarious.


November 07, 2011 1:41 PM
Gandhi_medium 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

...after a night of naughtiness, the Lost Boys and I used to have a case of "Monumental Munchitis" and swing through Krystal for a 12 pack of Sliders and then hit Krispy Kreme for a dozen glazed and a bag of holes. I can still hear Bob Seeger singing in my head and feeling that I just might live forever. I sure drove like it. Now I hear the Little River Band singing I'll be home on a Monday sometime around noon. How about those little mini-doughnuts in the skinny box? Name escapes me.

November 07, 2011 1:44 PM
Bwme 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 nachista said...

It wouldn't be Halloween without my Crazy Aunt Marion making sugar donuts for our family party. 
 
All last week I was forced to take a leave of absence from my day job for auditing purposes and since it coincided with Sir Boyscout starting a new job on graveyard shit I adjusted my schedule so we had more time together and I could make him a hot breakfast before he left for work and pack him a lunch.  I decided it was perfect for making donuts.  So I made spudnuts last Friday.  I posted about it here...
 
http://nachista.blogspot.com/2011/11/apple-cider-spudnuts.html
 
My favorites are cruellers and crunch donuts and berliners...but any donut is a good donut for me.

November 07, 2011 2:05 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

cold dunking? only for Orioles!

November 07, 2011 2:07 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Do Orioles dunk,too?   Like that glass bird perched to dunk into the water glass?

November 07, 2011 2:14 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Ahhh, yummy topic! Too bad that I am already too fluffy, so having such a treat has been banished to the world of "you wish."

Long ago when I was a slim young mom and the kids were small, we'd drive the 6 miles from Tucker (home-suburb of Atlanta) to the downtown Krispy Kreme shop on Ponce deLeon Ave. where the lighted sign told you that the doughnuts were HOT off the conveyor belt. We'd get a dozen and finish half before we got home to have the rest with milk and big smiles all around.

http://krispykreme.com/home

It has been years since I indulged in any kind of donut, but today may be the day!

November 07, 2011 2:18 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

We don't get dougnuts like yours. Ours are a round deep fried blob rolled in caster sugar and injected with a rather disgusting over-sweet cheap industial strawberry jam. The only fun is betting your companion(s) that they can't eat all of it without licking the sugar off thir lips.

November 07, 2011 2:20 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Hazel - Thinking of you....keep hydrated, drink up the water, lemonade, and some of TT"s bourbon and honey might help the throat.....menthol and eucalyptus oil or tea tree oil steamed for breathing in a hot shower? Have you seen a doc? Hope you are feeling better by the time this day ends......:-)

November 07, 2011 2:23 PM
Beth_1209 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 EADutton said...

I do not in indulge in doughnuts or donuts (becuase of my diabetes).......but if I did, wouldn't they get soggy from the dunking and end up in the bottom of your cup? 
 
Also, I remember seeing a Shirley Temple short (before she was famous) about doughtnuts.  I think I might even have it in my DVD collection somewhere.  
 
Just my few observations on the subject!

November 07, 2011 2:27 PM
004 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 korthal said...

NACHISTA:
Was that a typo? "Graveyard shit"?

November 07, 2011 2:47 PM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

Nachista--I'm so impressed with your donut recipe, however, it looks like way too much work to me. I can enjoy spending the better part of a day cooking something, but I think deep frying anything is too intimidating for me.  Now Sunday Gravy?  I love spending an afternoon making that...

November 07, 2011 3:33 PM
Bwme 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 nachista said...

Hahaha yes Korthal a typo but as I see it an appropriate typo.  After months of looking for a job all he could come up with was a graveyard shiFt at a local manufacturing plant that only hires through Kelly Temporary services.  So he gets no benefits and after the temp service takes their fees he gets about $9 an hour.   *sigh*  We've pretty much given up on starting a family or him being able to go to grad school and get a real job because we just can't afford it.  Like the song says "the rich get richer, the poor get poorer".  I'm already working 4 jobs now as it is and he's working 2.
 
Marjorie don't be scared it really isn't complicated to do, it just takes time for letting the dough raise and then frying them all.  My mom has an old electric donut cooker that cookes 2 cake donuts at a time and all she does is make up a box cake batter mix and pour it into the 2 molds and let them cook...easiest donuts in the world but not as good as the spudnuts.

November 07, 2011 3:34 PM
1046 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Willie Trask said...

Hey, Y'all,                             If you have the hot grease, it is possible to fake doughnuts with canned biscuits. But punching a hole is worth it for the physics experiment aspect...               willie

November 07, 2011 3:40 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

That would be our very own Stoney in his starring role as Teacher. You will know him by his famous line, Suure, four doughnuts and a cup of coffee.
Thanks for the heads up, EAD, it's a gem. Nineteen minutes well spent if it doesn't distract y'all from your quest for a 1 and a couple of donuts. There is a lot of hard work ahead of us but I know we can do it. Now put down those donuts and hit the keyboard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCO-SpbqjzM

November 07, 2011 4:09 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

RY ~ Orioles do not dunk, that is the wrong sport and the wrong town. the Ravens don't dunk either.  I can't recall if Baltimore even has or ever had a pro basketball team

November 07, 2011 4:09 PM
Com-100First-comHr-1 smilesforever said...

I think Homer Simson would spell it "donuts" as in, "UMMMM donutssss."Myself, I like those butter-crunch ones...and the cream filled ones, and,yes, anthing CHOCOLATE

November 07, 2011 4:11 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Alison, Cassiepants ~ Whether Krispie Kremes are the work of the devil or in fact the devil, at least I have THAT waiting as my final reward.

November 07, 2011 4:21 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

I am s till holding that note PAOLOS...that was great! Thanks! I really don't know why I am always so mesmerized by Shirley Temple (not that there was a lot of her but the guy was wonderful). I get busted all the time for sitting in front of AMC or wherever I happen upon her, totally immersed. "What are you DOING?!"

That was my final inspiration--combined with Nachista's recipe and all this conversation about dunking, although I do have my choice of Krispy kremes (how bout that insidious size where you HAVE to eat 2?), Donkey Donuts, Honeydew, & those rows of little powdered or chocolate donuts (Tommy I can't remember the name either!) or even Entenman's...I am going to make doughnuts tomorrow. Some plain, some dipped in cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar and some glazed with chocolate. Can I expect you all?

November 07, 2011 4:33 PM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

Thank goodness for Youtube. I've always loved Shirley. Was she doing a Durante imitation when she was telling those jokes?  Anyway I can't have donuts tomorrow. I'm still working on leftover Halloween candy--have to watch the waistline!

November 07, 2011 4:35 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

I heard a rumor that  Strawberry Fields Forever (if you listen closely there are two beats to Fields) was originally written to be Blueberry Doughnuts Forever.  It is just a rumor and an unsubstantiated rumor at that.  I can't for the life of me figure out how these stories get started.                                                                                     ChefDeb ~ EAD said that the clip was from a time before Shirley Temple was famous.  I can't remember a time when she wasn't famous, can you?  We oughta ask someone that's old.  Maybe Ivan would know.  I think there were several temples in the bible.  Maybe Shirley was one of them.

November 07, 2011 4:36 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

How about a little ZERO, made out of Dough ... DOUGH  NAUGHTS >  DONUTS .......
 
 
Just a Thought/ Thot .......

November 07, 2011 4:37 PM
004 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 korthal said...

CHEGDEB:
My favorite Entenmann's is the raspberry Danish and I also like the almond Danish.

November 07, 2011 4:49 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Did y'all notice Willie Trask sneak into the Village?  Very stealthily,
almost as if he were duck hunting.  I wonder if he ever jumps out of the blind
like that with a shout of HEY Y'ALL Duck!

November 07, 2011 4:52 PM
4188 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Penelopetx said...

Paolos - or should I say "Jimmy Durnate"????  You got a million of them.... hotcha cha!!!
 
Way down yonder in NEW ORLEEEEEEEEEENS..... at Cafe Du Monde you can have a plate of three  Beignets.  A lovely fried fritter brought down by the Acadians (who will eat ANYTHING - how else do you explain trying to eat crawfish?)
 
If Krispy Kremes is "of the Devil", then beignets are a little Voo Doo from Marie Levau herself!.  Served with Cafe au lait by some of the most famously "rude" waiters in New Orleans (just ask them!), they are piping hot and covered in powdered suger, (YUM!) it is a tasty treat together with the delicious hot cafe, just don't breathe when you take a bite!

November 07, 2011 5:12 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

The Most Visited Tourist Site in the entire U S A ... The Tomb of Marie LaVeau .......

November 07, 2011 5:12 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Penelopetx ~ I think that radio broadcast was the germ of the Jerry Springer show.  And when you say they are piping hot and covered in powdered suger, (YUM!) were you speaking of the beignets or the waiters?

November 07, 2011 5:18 PM
4188 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Penelopetx said...

 


 


BOTH!!!!! 


I am laughing almost to tears!!!!

November 07, 2011 5:20 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Wall-to-wall rubbish on TV. I'm offf under my duvet to listen to radio 4. Nos da dear people x

November 07, 2011 5:33 PM
Gandhi_medium 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

Powdered donuts with a pint of chocolate milk, fly fisherman's breakfast.

November 07, 2011 5:40 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Penelopetx ~ One can never be too careful around these
parts.
 
IVAN ~ Speaking of famous ladies, today is Madame Curie's 144th
birthday.

 
ChefDeb ~ Can you expect us?  How are you going to keep us
away?
 
Nos da, Haze, fresh donuts at ChefDeb's in the AM. 
Wake her up early.

November 07, 2011 5:45 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

I thought fly fishermen always ALWAYS had pan fried trout. What do you use for bait to catch those powdered donuts?

November 07, 2011 5:47 PM
4188 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Penelopetx said...

(Still humming "Blueberry Donuts, forever....")  YUM!  fresh donuts!


Thank you ChefDeb, will there be coffee?  I'll bring half and half for the coffee.


perhaps a "piping hot rude waiter covered in powdered sugar"? 

November 07, 2011 6:13 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

We had a local doughnut shop that really knew their market.......they were closed all day, but about 10:30 or 11 at night that sweet, yeasty oh my goodness something delicious is frying aroma would waft out onto the night breezes and entice hordes of university students from blocks away to come stand out in the dark (sometimes really cold, sometimes very wet) night to wait in line for their fix  of fresh warm doughnut heaven.  Some were even known to consume one bagful while standing in line for another one!   We miss Joe's....it was a rite for thousands of students over the years---and us "townies" who could brave it.   But you couldn't drive down 9th street at night unless you were absolutely prepared to have a doughnut stop--that aroma would draw you in as surely as the Lorelei drew mariners.

more on the honor roll
November 07, 2011 6:35 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Of course there will be coffee and apple cider.

November 07, 2011 6:39 PM
Gandhi_medium 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

p- Dollars to donuts, you are speaking of successful fly fishermen and even then in my case it's dinner at the earliest and that may be trout caught and panfried by others. Actually as much as I love donuts, ***I have to admit my secret affair with the honey bun.

November 07, 2011 6:48 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

And apple donuts with coffee?........

November 07, 2011 6:54 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

It's not exactly a secret, my friend, nothing is a
secret in this world.  Is NOTHING secret anymore?
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqVAUkdE_RE

November 07, 2011 7:00 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

ChefDeb ~ Maybe if you put a plateful of those fresh donuts out on the window ledge to cool in the morning, just maybe if you do, Stoney might come nosing around the village.  Just maybe, if Floyd doesn't get to 'em first.

November 07, 2011 7:04 PM
Gandhi_medium 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

I used to stay at the Chattanooga Choo Choo in the train car rooms in another life and have corn fritters with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and covered with syrup for breakfast. Then get a shoe shine and go out for a day of business. You wouldn't think of making a sales call without a tie. Times have changed. Hard to believe the way people dress on airplanes comparatively speaking. Things are kinda like that Dusty Springfield version of Windmills of your Mind. Sort of like a doughnut of your noggin.

November 07, 2011 7:09 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

It's already tomorrow here, folks, and has been for an hour.  Y'all keep
TheSepia train rollin'.  I am heading for the roundhouse.


November 07, 2011 7:09 PM
Gandhi_medium 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

p- Thanks for the Honeybun. Made me think of the production I saw with Goulet- Some Enchanted Evening is a nice piece. Bali Ha'i is a haunting song of immense proportions.

November 07, 2011 7:25 PM
Gandhi_medium 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

60's TV Shows were so colorful and the fashion was groovy (sorry no other word) Though I was moving into another arena as I look back Andy Williams like Perry Como knew how to wear a sweater and these kids think "skinny ties" are new. Gimme a break.   http://youtu.be/seDC5GdI2zk

November 07, 2011 8:45 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

buttermilk donuts do it for me.  And so ends my on-topic contribution for today.  tonight, I mean.  nos da to all youse guys.  (sorry you have the creeping ickys Hazel.  feel better please).

November 07, 2011 9:05 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

TOMMY:   MARYA  SKLODOVSKA was a pert, smart little Polish Girl ... Her Academic accomplishments were remarkable for anyone, but especially for a young woman of that time ... Like me, Pierre Curie thought that Intelligence was sexy, which was a Good Thing, because Marya Sklodovska did not look at all like Greer Garson ... And ... Marya is a pretty Name ... The most Beautiful Sound Pierre ever heard, evidently ... It was rumored around the Ai Phelta Thi  Frat House that he even wrote a song about it, and sold it to fellow Off Broadway for enough money to buy a box of New Slides for his Microscope, and a case of Windex ....... Who Knows !!!

November 07, 2011 10:04 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

WILLIE..................one of the most delicious memories of childhood I have is making said biscuit donuts. We used some small cap to make the hole & rolled them in powdered sugar & ate immediately. They absolutely melted in our mouths......................... they were seriously delicious.................thanks for making me think of that....................
 
HAZEL.......................a hot toddy w/ lemon, whiskey, & honey mixed w/ hot water will put you right out. feel better!

November 07, 2011 10:05 PM
Gandhi_medium 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

Ivan- Peachy. If only I could have had a science teacher like you, a wordsmith, who could even make radium romantic. Seriously her work killed her didn't it? If the Book of Mormon is fodder for Broadway what about a radioactive couple?

November 07, 2011 10:06 PM
1046 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Willie Trask said...

psssst, HEY PAOLOS.  How about this for some doughnut accompaniment?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve9N9oaXU18   ; Absolutely radiation free, Ivan...

November 07, 2011 10:38 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

donuts are sooo good, we invented the Baker's dozen, just for that one to eat on the way home without giving away the fact......

November 07, 2011 11:29 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Y'all need a pair of baker's dozens to reach that century mark.  I'm taking
one more and I'm still at the counter, not on the way home yet.
 

November 07, 2011 11:34 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Willie, Not so loud, please, I was trying TO SLEEP.  I
appreciate the link, it will have to wait until I get back to the states,
something called GEMA (I am not shouting - Get Everyone's Money Association)
thinks they invented the internet and have the privilege to license Emma Peel
and the Kinks videos in this part of the world.

November 08, 2011 1:47 AM
13091 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 janej78 said...

This so funny to me. Saturday morning, bright and early at a work meeting, there were boxes of doughnuts on the table....just about any kind of doughnut you can think of. I haven't eaten a doughnut in years, but there they were in those big pink boxes inviting me to partake, so partake I did.... chocolate covered glazed... Then I saw the cake doughnuts  ...how did I miss them ? that's what I would have chosen I said to no one out loud, so of course I had to partake again. I even had a cup of coffee...real coffee, though I've only drunk decaf for the last 30 years I make mine very strong, so this was pale in comparison, but still....what a way to start my day...with caffeine and sugar....
 
As good as those doughnuts were, there was no comparison to the doughnuts from years ago. I'd occasionally go to church with my cousins and after church, downstairs there was always coffee and doughnuts. Those were the best doughnuts I've ever had. I don't know where they came from, but they were the best. I think that's the only reason I ever wanted to go to their church. The Unitarian Church, where my family went, sure didn't have doughnuts like that.
 
Paolo, what a fun video. What surprised me was the teacher locking up his bicycle. Shirley Temple was so adorable and so little!
 
Hi Bebe!!!!!

November 08, 2011 5:41 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

HI JANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Isn't it amazing how something from our childhoods is often the best......................& never to be recreated..............have a wonderful day JANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

November 08, 2011 6:38 AM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

TOMMY:  Was that a Shot ???    If so, thats OK .......
 
You are correct, Tommy ... she eventually succumb'd to Leukemia, which was aggravated by her long-term exposure to Radium ... Pierre finally check'd out with Testicular Cancer because of his long-term exposure to Marya ....... (Not meant to be funny) .......

November 08, 2011 6:39 AM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

As to The Book of Mormon, Broadway, and the, "RadioActive Couple" ... Grant Wood already did it .......

November 08, 2011 6:42 AM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

WILLIE:   Thats what the Russians said about Chernobyl ... Thats what the Fourth Reich said about Three Mile Island ...
 
And there is more to it .......

Honor Roll


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