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tried out a new cake donut recipe this evening
« on: December 11, 2020, 08:58:50 PM »
For the last 35 yrs I've had a hammer in one hand and a rolling pin in the other. Hands have to be kept busy. :)

Retired from baking industry 15 yrs ago but we're always baking at home a couple times a week. Tonight we got to test out a kitchen gadget I bought a while back, a hand held device for plunging cake donut batter. Apparently works for pancakes too. May try that some Sunday morning.



 

 

 

 

 

Cake donuts we make are usually a little dense because its a dough I roll out on the table but this batter was more in keeping with what we used to do for the higher volume production in a bakery environment. Only here on a much smaller scale.  Surprisingly the donut is very light, kind of a cross between a traditional cake donut and a yeast raised donut.  If some survive long enough to go stale I suspect they would be a bit rubbery as opposed to typical stale cake donuts. Will have to try hard not to let any be left around too long. :)

This batch made 2 doz plus about 8-9 of the bits.
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Re: tried out a new cake donut recipe this evening
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2020, 09:04:03 PM »
 

 

This is the batter plunger we tested out.
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Re: tried out a new cake donut recipe this evening
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2020, 09:23:00 PM »
Ooooo, I'm craving them now!  Old Fashioned are one of my favorite doughnuts.  If I had that, I'd be over 300 lbs!
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Re: tried out a new cake donut recipe this evening
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2020, 09:50:38 PM »
I'd rush up to visit but they got the dang border shut down. >:( >:(
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2020, 09:50:52 PM »
😋 Looks tasty 👍

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Re: tried out a new cake donut recipe this evening
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2020, 03:24:35 AM »
I cant say no to a doughnut or 3.  Fortunately TN does not have a DD on every corner like massachusetts. 
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Re: tried out a new cake donut recipe this evening
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2020, 07:27:23 AM »
A little video of our evening's kitchen escapades


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Re: tried out a new cake donut recipe this evening
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2020, 09:37:03 AM »
We call them fry cakes. My Grandfather owned a bakery. Made the best I've ever had. One of those things from childhood I've never been able to duplicate.
I put them in the toaster to warm up.
Love them with apple cider if I could find any.
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Re: tried out a new cake donut recipe this evening
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2020, 10:44:47 AM »
 My grandfather had a machine that he left in the window of the bakery He poured the batter in the machine which cut it and dropped it in the hot oil. I went around in a circle being pushed by arms across the hot oil. When it got to the end of the circle it would then be pushed out onto a little ramp then slid down into the drying pan which was a wire mesh to cool. When someone wanted a dozen donuts they would just be put into a paper bag. If you wanted cinnamon or confectionary sugar he'd throw a spoonful of whichever you wanted in the bag shake it up and hand it to you.  As kids we were mesmerized watching the batter drop in go around the circle and come out donuts.

I think donut making is in my near future as soon as I get one of those cutters.

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Re: tried out a new cake donut recipe this evening
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2020, 11:31:54 AM »
My grandfather had a machine ...
Sounds like your grandfather had a Belshaw automatic fryer. 
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We had one of those too.
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Re: tried out a new cake donut recipe this evening
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2020, 11:58:34 AM »
Sigh! Donuts and I get along too well, especially the glazed fresh from the oven. I will have to pass, just getting my weight down to a manageable level. :'(
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Re: tried out a new cake donut recipe this evening
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2021, 02:58:27 PM »
My grandfather had a machine ...
Sounds like your grandfather had a Belshaw automatic fryer.
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We had one of those too.
In theory it was but his was about 3x4, wheeled and had glass around it. Sat in the customer area by a window.
That was in the early 60's.
Can't  imagine that happening now.

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Re: tried out a new cake donut recipe this evening
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2021, 03:14:07 PM »
Made them this morning using the same recipe and dropper.
As Jim mentioned very light, almost a diet donut :D.
There is a learning curve in the dropper lol By the time I got it right I ran out of battery lol.


 

 

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Re: tried out a new cake donut recipe this evening
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2021, 03:21:51 PM »
Raider Bill:
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Re: tried out a new cake donut recipe this evening
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2021, 10:36:28 AM »
All donuts seem to have disappeared 😅
Had the last 2 with coffee this morning.
Guess it's time to make the donuts.
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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2021, 12:29:20 PM »
Funny how that happens
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Re: tried out a new cake donut recipe this evening
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2021, 08:31:45 AM »
I cant say no to a doughnut or 3.  Fortunately TN does not have a DD on every corner like massachusetts.
They do in Knoxville, TN! Doughnuts everywhere there. My GD's all wear Pop's Doughnuts, Duck's Doughnuts,  T-shirts and be glad your in no doughnut land I guess? 
Not like they're good for ya. 
Back when our son's were young we got one of those Fry Daddy fryers popular then and would cut a hole in "whack-a-moe" canned biscuits which make a donut in a hurry.
 
For the record, I like yeast doughnuts, not cake type. But many years ago when in Woolworth's I'd stare at the doughnut machine as they circled the fry grease, got flipped then circled some more. 
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« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2021, 03:57:26 PM »
Throw in some molasses ones and I'm there. :D We can't get molasses donuts anywhere up here, but...........a bakery in Sussex sells them exclusively to Maine stores. Hmmm taz-smiley

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« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2021, 04:59:56 PM »
There you go swampy.  My grandfather kicked me out of the kitchen more than once after a half dozen hot, fresh molasses doughnuts disappeared in a hurry.  What I would give to have just one more batch of his doughnuts.

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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2021, 09:19:24 PM »
Bill yours came out great compared to the ones I made, but they didn't last long ... the dog thought they were great. :)


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