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Old 10-20-2004, 11:16 AM   #1
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Krispy Kreme donuts

So what makes these donuts so good? Could it be the huge amount of shortening or lard in the batter? Does anyone have a recipe that's close to this?

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Old 10-20-2004, 11:42 AM   #2
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Mmm....

Krispy Kreme......

I think one of the reasons people like them so much is the whole get them warm concept. Having watched them being made, they don't seem like anything special as far as donuts go, until they're run under the "Wall 'O Glaze" on the conveyer belt.

Anybody ever been to the one at the Excaliber in Vegas? Here you are in a city with dancing water fountains, pirate shows, etc., and the DONUT SHOP draws just as big a crowd when they turn on the "Hot Now" sign and start making donuts!

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Old 10-20-2004, 02:27 PM   #3
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They are quite yummy. I have one a few miles from my house and I went through a phase about 2 years ago where I went there once a week.

I don't know what's in them, but they they are not made with Lard. Though, I've never seen an ingredient list, I do know that they are certified kosher (at least some stores are). if made with lard, they wouldn't be kosher. the difference b/t one store being kosher and another not being so would have to do with whether it is under rabbinc supervision.........

just thought i'd share. dang......if i hadn't just made pumpkin bread last night, I might go out and get some donuts!
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Old 10-21-2004, 12:34 AM   #4
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I have to agree with ronjon55 on this one. When I was living in OK, there was a Krispy Kreme in OkC, but the one for Tulsa was still being built. A friend brought a couple dozen from OkC to Tulsa. By the time I tried one, it was several hours old. It didn't really taste all that impressive, compared to the big donut chain there, Daylight Donuts.

I think the only reason people go ga-ga over Krispy Kreme's is the freshness factor.
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Old 10-21-2004, 01:40 AM   #5
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I have to agree with ronjon55 on this one. When I was living in OK, there was a Krispy Kreme in OkC, but the one for Tulsa was still being built. A friend brought a couple dozen from OkC to Tulsa. By the time I tried one, it was several hours old. It didn't really taste all that impressive, compared to the big donut chain there, Daylight Donuts.

I think the only reason people go ga-ga over Krispy Kreme's is the freshness factor.
Next time, microwave it for about 3 or 4 seconds per donut. Tastes like it was freshly made.
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Old 10-21-2004, 02:16 AM   #6
 
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I have already posted a recipe for doughnuts I adapted from a Dunkin doughnut clone. (No not Clown).

WayneT's Doughnuts

Includes glaze as well if that turns you on but I like good old fashioned cinnamon. Krispy creams from what I have been told have Glucose as the main ingredient. Lookout Low GI dieters!!


Try my donuts and I guarantee you will open your own doughnut stand. That is, of course, you have any left to sell.
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Old 10-21-2004, 04:34 AM   #7
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Hopefully we may see a sympathetic Krispy Kreme's employee on line and expose the secret.

My recipe is surprisingly near yours WayneT (almost exact) and are very good. I like to hand shape the donuts and twirl them on the finger to enlarge the hole.

They don't last here, I normally make 500gms dough & an assortment of jam filled and classic. They vitually disappear out of the cin sugar.

My daughter used to taken them to work frozen then nuke 'em as needed.
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Old 10-21-2004, 08:44 AM   #8
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Brooksy, I'll bet that formula is known by only a select few who are held to an oath of silence. I imagine the batter gets pre-mixed and shipped to the local outlets in tank trucks.
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I would be happy to install the proper holding tank and feeder lines if one of those trucks would pull up here!
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Brooksy, I'll bet that formula is known by only a select few who are held to an oath of silence. I imagine the batter gets pre-mixed and shipped to the local outlets in tank trucks.
Well, if Krispy Kreme operates their sites in your area as they do in mine, we'll never know. Here, they back the trucks all the way inside the huge garage door at the back and lower the door until the truck is unloaded. Very covert stuff...probably travel with armed guards in the back....
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