We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I happen to be a doughnut epicure. I only care for plain doughnuts (God forbid, not "whole wheat"), deep fried in fat to a dark crunchy crust. If somebody insists on a dash of confectioner's sugar on top, that's OK but I'd be just as happy without it.
Cake doughnuts are revolting, like the ones at Bird Dog's favorite coffee joint or at the supermarket. You can feed them to kids and dogs, though, and they seem to thrive on them. Don't even talk about that Krispy Kreme gooey junk.
A real fried doughnut, and a cup of black coffee. Heaven. Then maybe a smoke to finish off the coffee. You do have to look around, though, to find places that make real doughnuts these days. Real doughnut-lovers know where they are.
Well, I never said there was no technique, skill or time involved in learning to make them. But our grandmas cranked out homemade breads and cakes all the time. You can still do it today, if you learn how.
but I'd like to. As it is, I've made a point of checking out donut shops and chains throughout the country. Including smaller shops in Maryland, Ohio, Ocean City, NJ and Tooele, UT. The best donuts I can receall were at Jolly Roger in Columbus. Consistently yummy. They got bought out by Tim Hortons, and Timmy's isn't anywhere near as good.
Too much time has passed, I'm sure, but about 3 or 4 years ago, husband and I stumbled upon Jolly Rogers donuts somewhere in Columbus - we were lost! Want to go back - they had the best chocolate covered creme sticks EVER - but are they no longer in existence? Many thanks!