9/27/11

cookbook giveaway (it has doughnuts in there!)

top pot

My love for homemade doughnuts runs deep and long. There are so many ways to make them and so many ways to dress them up.
If you're not into making them I guess you could go to one of those trendy new fashionable doughnut places that seem to be popping up everywhere in the major cities. My favorites, and the ones that have been around for a while are Doughnut Plant in NYC and Top Pot in Seattle, WA.
Since I don't live anywhere near Seattle I was thrilled over the moon that Top Pot finally came out with their first cookbook. <---there is also a cute little video of the cookbook too.

Amazing. I mean really amazing. If you love kicked up doughnuts (or is it donuts?) then you have to buy this one. Some of the doughnuts are: raised doughnuts, cake doughnuts, maple bars, blackberry fritters, ducle de leche doughnuts, pumpkin old-fashioned doughnut, all kinds of glazes and the best ways to make them. The list of recipes of doughnuts is long; go to amazon and see for yourself. Way too many recipes to list here.

So with a fabulous cookbook as this I just had to get an extra one to give away. Just leave me a comment here and what is your favorite doughnut to eat or bake, make sure you're a fan of Vanilla Sugar Blog on Facebook, and thats it. I'll do the drawing on October 6, 2011.
*Anonymous comments do not count.
*Please have a valid name and email.
*If you enter more than once you will be voted off the island!
*One comment only!

If you are a doughnut lover as I am, then you'll just love this book. They help you make better donuts and make better glazes; excellent step by step instructions.
This is a great way to show off your doughnut making skills to your friends and family. Oh yeah baby.
If you want to buy one now (don't blame you) at a discounted price then check this out:



144 comments:

  1. Every valentine's day I use my heart shaped donut pan to whip up some of the best love filled delights for my lucky guy! Chocolate, maple, blueberry, whatever the recipe - every occasion is better when donuts are involved!!!

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  2. My favorite doughnut to eat is the chocolate glazed. I have never made doughnuts, but definitely want to start as my fiance is Jewish and I want to make homemade ones for Hanukkah!

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  3. uumm doughnuts! my fav is a really, really good glazed. just can't beat it.

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  4. I have NEVER baked a doughnut, but I sure would like to try. My favorite to eat is plain ol' glazed doughnuts.

    Or maybe blueberry cake ones. So hard to choose. ;)

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  5. My favorite type of donut is the french crueler, especially with chocolate icing on top!

    Jena
    jena.ryssman@gmail.com

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  6. favorite doughnut is classic glazed. Can't beat it!

    pixystik4u (at) gmail (dot) come

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  7. Chocolate glazed for sure! :) Beignet's are delicious too, just dusted with some powdered sugar. Yummy!

    Rachel
    rachellconners@yahoo.com

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  8. My favorite doughnut to eat is a doughnut muffin from Scratch Bakery in Durham, NC -- dipped in butter & rolled in sugar & spices. I haven't much doughnut-making experience of my own yet, but maybe you can rectify that! :D

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  9. My favorite doughnuts have always been the old-fashioned iced ones with the raggedy edges. I love the rich, cakey center and slightly crispy outside!

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  10. This cookbook looks awesome! I haven't really made doughnuts at home before but I would love to try! My favorite one to buy is just a simple glazed doughnut from this great doughnut shop by my school...they're always really fresh and yummy!

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  11. My favorite is either cake batter or classic glazed. Now I really want a doughnut :(

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  12. probably the Sophie's Choice of the baking world. when i was a kid i lived off of apple-cinnamon donuts fresh-made at our local 24-hour place. i haven't gone back for one in ages, but that's still my favorite!

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  13. I love cinnamon sugar doughnuts!

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  14. sugar raised donuts!

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  15. ... mine, apple fritters!

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  16. What a great giveaway! I love cinnamon-sugar donuts. :)

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  17. I love me a good cake doughnut with frosting and sprinkles. This reminds me I need to break out the mini doughnut pan!

    ndshepherd (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  18. To me, nothing can beat a good glazed..and I mean a GOOD glazed. Generic gas station doughnuts need not apply. :)

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  19. Thanks for the opportunity. I love to eat Apple Fritters and I love to make mini cinnamon-sugar doughnuts with biscuit dough.
    ~Christie/Zestuous
    goodfood@zestuous.com

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  20. What an awesome cookbook! I love baking homemade pumpkin donuts, but my favorite kind to eat is apple cider!

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  21. I'm a sucker for glazed but my real love is for the apple cider donuts from Delicious Orchards in Colts Neck, NJ. We used to go there all the time when I was a kid and they practically disappeared before the drive home! I've been debating about trying to make them at home but they seem SO complicated. But, kind of think I need to try because my BF's mom apparently is the Queen of Donuts and someone has to take over the crown at some point :D

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  22. If you're really going to get your calories worth and enjoy a doughnut you can't get a better bang for your buck then Boston Creme! Defiantly my go to comfort-food favorite doughnut.

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  23. My favorite donuts are sugar raised, plain cake donuts and jelly-filled! I've never tried making my own, but my mom makes fantastic raised donuts.

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  24. I love making glazed donuts using my great grandfather's recipe. He died before I was born, but I feel a real connection to him whenever I use his recipe.

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  25. My absolute favorite doughnut is maple glazed. it may be simple but it will always be a favorite of mine. When my Canadian pen pal sent me maple syrup I had to make the doughnut at home. YUM.

    Also I've already been a fan on facebook.

    Keya M.
    kjmillionie[at]gmail[dot]com

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  26. I love boston cream pie donuts. LOVE.

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  27. Our city needs some good donuts (why add more letters, K.I.S.S. right?), maybe I can bake and fry them up with the help of this book! Pumpkin doughnuts here we come.

    With the shops we have in town, I tend to go for chocolate glazed (chocolate donut with chocolate icing) as they can do that well enuf...whenever I visit somewhere with a better shop, a good cake donut or fritter is in order :-)

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  28. Mmmm, donuts. I have never made a homemade donut.

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  29. I just some Top Pot on the Food Network this weekend. Their doughnuts look amazing. I am a sucker for plain glazed with a big ass glass of cold skim milk!

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  30. Any doughnut works for me but any kind that has cream in the middle steals my heart!!

    jnb5045@gmail.com

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  31. Hi! I really love doughnuts, I'm glad you talk about them because I have never seen a blog talking about them, and they are just great! I love all doughnuts from donkin'donuts but they never sell my favourite at my store: The peanut butter cream filled doughnuts with glasé and almond crunchy topping!!!
    It is just delicious!

    Keep on with your great blog!use I have never seen a blog talking about them, and they are just

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  32. Hands down...blueberry cake donut. However, I will eat just about any donut placed in front of me!
    stefkow@sbcglobal.net

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  33. I grew up in RI and there was always a Dunkin Donuts around. My favorite donut growing up were the chocolate flavored donuts with coconut sprinkles...yum

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  34. Old Fashioned for sure!
    I've never made doughnuts before, I'd love to!

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  35. I love pumpkin glazed donuts and Chocolate ones as well!!!!! :)

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  36. I love to cook, I love cookbooks, and I love donuts!!! :) My favorite donut is cider donuts! They are made with cider and coated with cinnamon sugar! I have apple orchards near me and with the fresh cider in season, these donuts are to die for!

    Patty
    ohsweetpea57@gmail.com

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  37. Im an old fashion cake donut lover!! Hope toure doing well

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  38. doughnuts. LOVE me a doughnut. Plain warm glazed...haven't had a carb in months and its making my mouth water just thinking about it. My son and I are total doughnut fans!

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  39. love love love a doughnut! Make mine plain glazed please :)

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  40. I kind of prefer the regular glazed doughnut and the old fashioned heavier one, those i'm addicted to the chocolate bread with glaze ontop. I'm drooling now.
    I've never baked or fried doughnuts but i've always wanted. I'm very intimidated with the whole deep fried part and all of the doughnut making process even though I've made bagels and all sorts of bread.

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  41. my favorite donut to eatis Donut plant's Creme brulee donut. oh. my.gosh. a perfect donut stuff with filling that tastes like creme brulee with a bruleed top! ahh heaven

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  42. Growing up it was always a filled eclaire, now blueberry cake donuts.

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  43. Ive only made baked doughnuts at home, but I mean to try yeast ones!

    my fave is a honey cruller or a sour cream glaze. i do also dig just a plain donut, no glaze or sugar or anything fancy, dipped in coffee.. mmmm

    mjoel@sfu.ca

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  44. I LOVE donuts!!! Around here they have apple cider donuts, my favorite! I love your blog!
    amynaum@gmail.com

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  45. jelly! or doughnut holes

    emgordo@gmail.com

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  46. Great giveaway! I like glazed donuts, but I am partial to pumpkin cake donuts. GOnna get some at the cider mill on Sunday! Woohoo! Noelle @ noellsky (at) gmail (dot) com

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  47. nothing says autumn quite like a cider donut. i had my first one this season with hot coffee this weekend-delicious!

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  48. I am a child inside so my favorite is white icing with sprinkles.

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  49. I love love love the creme brulee doughnut from Doughnut Plant, and the maple bar from regular neighborhood doughnut shops.

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  50. the doughnut plant's dolce de leche

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  51. I love blueberry cake donuts! Love your blog too!

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  52. I love a good sour cream donut! I'm also partial to the janky homemade donuts that are really just fried refrigerator biscuits!

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  53. Raised glazed is number one but sour cream cake is a close second...

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  54. Apple Cider Doughnuts!
    A little taste of fall, that's delicious.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  55. My favorite donut to make is just original glazed, nice and fluffy! But my fave to eat is the glazed twist. I love when the glaze gets into the little crevices of the twist!

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  56. I love 5 minutes from top pot and i LOVE any of their doughnuts with chocolate icing and sprinkles!!!

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  57. So many things to say here. First, please don't count me in the giveaway because I got my own copy! Second, you should come visit and we can eat them everyday. Third, I have never made doughnuts and I'm afraid. Fourth, I know the woman who really wrote this book and I lurve her.

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  58. I miss american style donuts,here they're not available and I never tried making them.The glazed ones are my favs.
    Follow you on fb as Mi Tinita.

    Adina
    mitinitta@yahoo.com

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  59. I have two favorites - a year-round and a seasonal. My year-round fave is the hefty filled doughnut (lemon or blueberry)... I think it goes back to childhood.

    But my absolute favorite is a seasonal one: the apple cider doughnut. It's one of the tastes of fall for me and makes me think about apple orchards and fresh cider. Yum. :)

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  60. Boston Cream doughnuts. YUM. I haven't attempted to make them yet; i feel like i need to master regular ones first! :)

    theresa.c.shore@gmail.com

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  61. I do love doughnuts but have never attempted them at home. I do have my eye on some glazed pumpkin doughnuts though.

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  62. I have been dying to try baked donuts of the cinnamon-sugar variety, so I put a donut pan on my amazon wishlist! Cinnamon sugar are my fave by FAR!

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  63. Our 4 kids are crazy about my cinnamin sugar doughnuts. For Fat Tuesday before lent, we always make them. Sometimes when we have the urge, but no time, we cheat and use biscuit dough because sometimes, you just need a fried cinnamin sugar doughnut!! LOVE your blog, Joy

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  64. apple fritters are my favorite to eat! would love to make some!

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  65. Oooh DOUGHNUTS!!! I'm not sure what my favorite is. I'm torn between Chocolate Long Johns and Raspberry Filled (with powder not glaze)!

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  66. My favorite doughnut is a raspberry jelly filled w/ no sugar coating. Loooove. My stomach was rumbling while reading this!

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  67. You know I love doughnuts!! I'll be checking out this book for sure, even if I don't win. ;)

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  68. Love doughnuts any kind.

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  69. I grew up making doughnuts once a year with my mom in her iron skillet. My brother and I would get to decorate them however we wanted. They tasted amazing! My favorite doughnut was and always will be the chocolate cake doughnut. My father would always head down to the local doughnut shop every Friday morning when we were kids and pick up our favorites. When I go home for a weekend or a holiday visit my father still heads to the local doughnut shop and picks me up a chocolate cake doughnut. YUMMY!

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  70. Pumpkin, apple fritters, most any kind - warm!!!

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  71. MMMmmmm.....powdered sugar!!!!

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  72. I recently made white chocolate mini-doughnuts and they were awesome!

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  73. Love a simple cake donut with chocolate frosting and sprinkles! But, I'm dying to try a maple donut with bacon :)

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  74. My favorite doughnut is glazed blurbeery

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  75. I like the simple cinnamon and sugar donut but the ones that are twisted are the best!

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  76. glazed jelly doughnuts rule! :)

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  77. I'm obsessed with maple bars and old fashioned chocolate glazed!!

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  78. Ever in search of good doughnuts, this may be the answer!
    I loved glazed and jelly!
    Thanks.

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  79. I had the pleasure of going to top pot donuts in august and had an amazinggggg blueberry fritter! They know what they are doing out there!

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  80. A little shop in Dana Point, California use to sell blueberry donuts. They were delicious. I really really miss them.Oh well, maybe I'll win the book and try and make my own.

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  81. I love a traditional glazed doughnut!!! They are AMAZING!!!

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  82. I've never made donuts, but love to eat blueberry cake donuts.

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  83. Is this the book that has the doughnut bread pudding? I want to make that!

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  84. My favorite donut to eat is a straight up glazed donut. Fresh and warm.
    I have only made cider donuts and jelly donuts at home so far. Both were awesome!

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  85. Leah Leitch9/28/11, 4:06 PM

    One word:YUM!!!

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  86. I know you love love our comments, and I love love your blog... BUT, I'm not a love of Facebook (i.e., loving not being on it). Can I still play in?

    My favorite donut is maple old fashioned topped with crispy bacon crumbles!

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  87. Kim B: of course you can still play! <3

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  88. Great giveaway---my favorite is a glazed pumpkin doughnut.

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  89. Oh, definitely include me girl! I'm already a fan and will always be!

    I love my mom's fry cake donuts...we always loved to eat them warm when they still had crispy edges around the center and would shake them in either powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, or dunk them in pure maple syrup! Yum yum gimme some!

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  90. I love a fresh sour cream doughnut every time!

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  91. vickie johnston9/28/11, 10:07 PM

    it would have to be the chocolate glazed, of which when i was a kid, would not last long into the night with me around! i dont even care that the doughtnut police say they are not good for ya...who cares, i will die happy!!!

    vickiejohnston86@yahoo.com

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  92. It brings me nothing but grief. My favorite donut (donut) shop closed years. Now, it is difficult to find a good, crisp fried delicacy in Health culture is in the northwest.

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  93. I love to eat a) plain glazed doughnuts or b) apple fritters (are they doughnuts if that is not part of the name?).

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  94. Beignets are my favorite donut to make. Boston Creme, filled with custard, are probably my favorite to eat.

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  95. Russian version of the donughts is called "ponchiki" - they are served plain with a dipping sauce. I recently made some, check it out:
    http://infooditrust.blogspot.com/2011/05/doughnut-holes-with-raspberry-beer.html

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  96. i love donuts in all kinds. but most of all i like them pure or with some sugar on top. ;-)

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  97. apple cider donuts. no question!

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  98. buttermilk donuts are by far my fave... i could eat them every day! :)

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  99. Danielle Lenz9/29/11, 12:22 PM

    I live in a city where there is a place called Quality Dairy. They have the most amazing donuts. My favorite is the double dribble, named after Magic Johnson. It is chocolate with peanut butter frosting and chocolate swirls. YUM.

    lenzdaniellem@gmail.com

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  100. Nicole Leuchtmann heidi264@hotmail.com9/29/11, 12:51 PM

    I love your blog! So inspirational! I love to make pumpkin doughnuts with maple glaze.

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  101. My favorite is absolutely a yeast doughnut with vanilla icing and sprinkles. too classic to ever go wrong.

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  102. A family favorite this time of year is apple cider doughnuts with a frapple (frozen apple cider put through a blender) Even though we moved to FL two years ago, I always make a trip home to pick apples, pick up apple cider doughnuts and cider from the orchard and ship it all back.

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  103. I love jelly doughnuts the best.

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  104. Amanda Thompson9/29/11, 8:02 PM

    My favorite type of donut is fruit-filled ~ lemon, raspberry, etc!

    adb6{at}humboldt{dot}edu

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  105. I LOVE maple sticks...but if it has to have a hole; put maple frosting on it!

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  106. Pick me, pick me. My kids wake my husband up at least three Saturdays a month to go on a doughnut run. They would be THRILLED if I could make them at home. Great giveaway!

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  107. Oh, it's hard to pick just one favorite... Guess I'll have to go with Boston Cream Pie!

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  108. Yum ... how could I pick a favorite ... I love so many!

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  109. I've been to Doughnut Plant in NYC as well and they're doughnuts are phenomenal!!! I really liked the p.b. & j one but I absolutely loved the pumpkin cake. I would say that the pumpkin cake doughnut is definitely my favorite.

    wimbley73@aol.com

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  110. We used to make donuts in our electric fry pan and leave them with hot coffee in the mail box of our rural Colorado cabin for the mail man. They were glazed. Need to make more now.

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  111. YUMMY for every type of doughnut. My favorite flavor would have to be the bacon maple glazed one. I mean, truly, you can't go wrong with bacon and doughnuts :)

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  112. Ohhhhhh my favorite doughnut of all time is the simple glazed cake doughnut, with just that hint of nutmeg. So much sugar. So much goodness.

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  113. Awesome giveaway! I love donuts. I wish my wedding cake had been a stack of krispy kremes instead of what I ended up with... :)

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  114. I would love this book!! I am a FB fan :)

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  115. Oh Lord. A book about donuts? Totally Decadent. And the end of any diet plans I ever had. :)
    My favorite has always been a plain old fried cake, toasted.

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  116. my favorite donut is cheesecake and honey-glazed donuts!

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  117. Being a full-bred PA Dutch gal, my utmost fave d'nuts to make are Fasnachts (traditional fried potato dough balls). There's something so satisfying about the process: prepping batches and batches of the dough, letting it raise overnight, and hand-cutting each one individually. I was born with doughnut-making in my blood, love to get inspired over the recipes of Top Pot!

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  118. Can't wait to make these!

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  119. I lie you on FB. My fav donuts are these mini ones at a shop called Peace, Love & Little Donuts. They have the craziest flavors, like apple pie!

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  120. I don't think I've ever met a donut that I didn't love! This book sounds amazing.

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  121. Top Pot was so great! I loved the doughnuts, but just the experience of going there was kind of fun. I don't think I could make a doughnut as fluffy as their glazed.

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  122. love chocolate old fashion.

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  123. My favourite donut to eat is Boston Cream! :) I've never made doughnuts before, but they are certainly on my baking to-do list.

    I liked you on Facebook as Alicia Tonello. My e-mail is ragingtuna at gmail dot com.

    Thank you, and good luck, everyone!

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  124. Maple glazed doughnuts are FANTASTIC! I've never baked doughnuts before, but eating them sure is great :)

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  125. I love apple fritters! Delicious

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  126. I'm starting to think doughnuts are the new macarons, or the new cake pop? or the new cupcake? I'm seeing them everywhere--this time, I might even get behind the trend.

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  127. I love ALL donuts, but my ultimate favorite is dulce de leche. OMG, its amazing. Thanx for al the great recipes, there real treats to my family.

    farah.fry@hotmail.com

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  128. A really good cake donut with a very light coating of sugar, still warm and fresh. Yum. I think I need to go find one...

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  129. Boston cream or bavarian cream donuts!!

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  130. blueberry is my favorite! i'm a facebook fan too.

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  131. I love a good cake batter donut!!!

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  132. I love a good maple bar.

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  133. Is it bad that I mainly like a plain old glazed doughnut? I feel like nothing beats this classic.

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  134. wow just found your blog and I lovvvve it!! milburnracing@msn.com

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  135. I simply love all donuts but I guess if I had to pick just one it would be toasted coconut.

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  136. I've never made doughnuts... but have always wanted to try. I really want to make doughnuts with pumpkin. I am a sucker for pumpkins and fall. =) I don't eat them often, but when I do, I like custard filled ones.

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  137. I have 2 favorites: classic glazed donut and vanilla pudding filled with chocolate glaze.

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  138. I just can't say no to a cake doughnut! Especially if it's covered in chocolate!

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  139. This book looks amazing! I hope there's a recipe in it for apple fritters, my hubby's and my favorite kind! (And I hope I win it!) :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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