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(NPR)   Let's face it. You may like apple cider doughnuts. You may, in fact, really enjoy and look forward to them. But you'll never like them nearly as much as this guy   (npr.org) divider line
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2021-09-12 11:36:13 AM  
had to check the article to make sure it wasn't about me
 
2021-09-12 1:05:55 PM  
I've never had a cider donut

*hangs head*
 
2021-09-12 1:28:18 PM  

NINEv2: I've never had a cider donut

*hangs head*


If you've never taken a mediocre donut and washed it down with above average apple cider after a hay ride then you've missed nothing.

It's a ridiculous pairing, imo, but clearly a lot of people like it, so I am happy for them :)
 
2021-09-12 1:38:35 PM  

Smackledorfer: NINEv2: I've never had a cider donut

*hangs head*

If you've never taken a mediocre donut and washed it down with above average apple cider after a hay ride then you've missed nothing.

It's a ridiculous pairing, imo, but clearly a lot of people like it, so I am happy for them :)


One of the few things I miss about IL is the orchards, though we never had cider donuts.
 
2021-09-12 1:53:44 PM  

NINEv2: I've never had a cider donut

*hangs head*


I've never even heard of one.
 
2021-09-12 1:57:40 PM  
I like Blackthorn hard cider. But only on-tap. The canned version is just not the same.
 
2021-09-12 2:16:07 PM  

Smackledorfer: NINEv2: I've never had a cider donut

*hangs head*

If you've never taken a mediocre donut and washed it down with above average apple cider after a hay ride then you've missed nothing.

It's a ridiculous pairing, imo, but clearly a lot of people like it, so I am happy for them :)



This is a big thing around here and I don't get it.  The donuts are cakelike and dense.  not my favorite
 
2021-09-12 2:17:02 PM  
They don't show an image of the guy.
 
2021-09-12 2:28:51 PM  

SoundOfOneHandWanking: Smackledorfer: NINEv2: I've never had a cider donut

*hangs head*

If you've never taken a mediocre donut and washed it down with above average apple cider after a hay ride then you've missed nothing.

It's a ridiculous pairing, imo, but clearly a lot of people like it, so I am happy for them :)


This is a big thing around here and I don't get it.  The donuts are cakelike and dense.  not my favorite


Like, old fashioned type? Those are spectacular when done well.
 
2021-09-12 2:54:54 PM  
Regular or, better still, potato doughnuts(live in potato country)
Dip them, while hot, in cider boiled down 'til it is almost jelly(live in apple country)
 
2021-09-12 3:59:28 PM  
You know, most people don't know the difference between apple juice and apple cider, but I do. Here's a little trick to help you remember. If it's clear and yella, you've got juice there, fella. If it's tangy and brown, you're in cider town.
 
2021-09-12 4:10:10 PM  

Everything is Awful: You know, most people don't know the difference between apple juice and apple cider, but I do. Here's a little trick to help you remember. If it's clear and yella, you've got juice there, fella. If it's tangy and brown, you're in cider town.


Or see a doctor.
 
2021-09-12 4:46:59 PM  
I highly recommend the Apple House toward the western end of I66 in Linden, Va if you want to try them

I think it's somewhere around mile marker 14.

If there's a line at the restaurant, go to the gift shop and tell them you want donuts, and they'll get them for you.
 
2021-09-12 6:05:13 PM  
I've always liked apple fritters so yeah, I'd munch the heck out of some apple cider doughnuts.
 
2021-09-12 6:19:02 PM  
And you may find yourself in a beautiful cidery, with a beautiful donut
And you may ask yourself, "Well, how did I get here??"
 
2021-09-12 6:21:45 PM  

fragMasterFlash: I've always liked apple fritters so yeah, I'd munch the heck out of some apple cider doughnuts.


The two are entirely different.

Apple fritters are among the best donuts.
 
2021-09-12 6:43:08 PM  
Headline reminded me of this old one:
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2021-09-12 7:06:46 PM  

Everything is Awful: You know, most people don't know the difference between apple juice and apple cider, but I do. Here's a little trick to help you remember. If it's clear and yella, you've got juice there, fella. If it's tangy and brown, you're in cider town.


Amazing how sure you can sound and still be completely wrong.
 
2021-09-12 7:19:12 PM  
Smackledorfer: fragMasterFlash: I've always liked apple fritters so yeah, I'd munch the heck out of some apple cider doughnuts.

The two are entirely different.


I'm okay with that.

Apple fritters are among the best donuts.

Your newsletter, one subscription please.
 
2021-09-12 7:24:20 PM  
I did track and field at U of Delaware, and our coach would always have apple cider donut day once a year at practice. They were our reward for running stadium steps. They'd come fresh from a local orchard and were amaaaaazing.
 
2021-09-12 7:35:41 PM  

anuran: Everything is Awful: You know, most people don't know the difference between apple juice and apple cider, but I do. Here's a little trick to help you remember. If it's clear and yella, you've got juice there, fella. If it's tangy and brown, you're in cider town.

Amazing how sure you can sound and still be completely wrong.


Now, there's two exceptions and it gets kind of tricky here. Adirondack cider can be yellow if you're using late season apples. Of course, in Canada, the whole thing is flip-flopped.
 
2021-09-12 9:02:19 PM  

anuran: Everything is Awful: You know, most people don't know the difference between apple juice and apple cider, but I do. Here's a little trick to help you remember. If it's clear and yella, you've got juice there, fella. If it's tangy and brown, you're in cider town.

Amazing how sure you can sound and still be completely wrong.


It makes me sad to think there are adults alive who were born after The Simpsons went off the air.
 
2021-09-12 9:43:08 PM  
My first job was on a farm at an orchard. I had a bunch of different things to do depending on what they may have needed that week.  Pressing apples for cider and helping out making cider donuts were top of my fav jobs there.
 
2021-09-12 10:20:04 PM  

Everything is Awful: anuran: Everything is Awful: You know, most people don't know the difference between apple juice and apple cider, but I do. Here's a little trick to help you remember. If it's clear and yella, you've got juice there, fella. If it's tangy and brown, you're in cider town.

Amazing how sure you can sound and still be completely wrong.

Now, there's two exceptions and it gets kind of tricky here. Adirondack cider can be yellow if you're using late season apples. Of course, in Canada, the whole thing is flip-flopped.


Does Tim Horton's have cider donuts?  Seriously, the very first chain restaurant just opened up on the Island ... and it's a Timmy's.  I'll have to check it out.
 
2021-09-12 11:34:20 PM  

Everything is Awful: anuran: Everything is Awful: You know, most people don't know the difference between apple juice and apple cider, but I do. Here's a little trick to help you remember. If it's clear and yella, you've got juice there, fella. If it's tangy and brown, you're in cider town.

Amazing how sure you can sound and still be completely wrong.

Now, there's two exceptions and it gets kind of tricky here. Adirondack cider can be yellow if you're using late season apples. Of course, in Canada, the whole thing is flip-flopped.


What you're calling "cider" is unfiltered apple juice. Cider is alcoholic
 
2021-09-13 12:10:56 AM  

Gough: Everything is Awful: anuran: Everything is Awful: You know, most people don't know the difference between apple juice and apple cider, but I do. Here's a little trick to help you remember. If it's clear and yella, you've got juice there, fella. If it's tangy and brown, you're in cider town.

Amazing how sure you can sound and still be completely wrong.

Now, there's two exceptions and it gets kind of tricky here. Adirondack cider can be yellow if you're using late season apples. Of course, in Canada, the whole thing is flip-flopped.

Does Tim Horton's have cider donuts?  Seriously, the very first chain restaurant just opened up on the Island ... and it's a Timmy's.  I'll have to check it out.


Weren't you in Idaho? Is there an island big enough to support more than a house anywhere in the Palouse?

(Sorry for sounding creepy. I've got somewhat local people farkied and I'm sorry to say but you made the list. Have family in Coeur D'Alene and Kellogg :)
 
2021-09-13 12:49:40 AM  

anuran: Everything is Awful: anuran: Everything is Awful: You know, most people don't know the difference between apple juice and apple cider, but I do. Here's a little trick to help you remember. If it's clear and yella, you've got juice there, fella. If it's tangy and brown, you're in cider town.

Amazing how sure you can sound and still be completely wrong.

Now, there's two exceptions and it gets kind of tricky here. Adirondack cider can be yellow if you're using late season apples. Of course, in Canada, the whole thing is flip-flopped.

What you're calling "cider" is unfiltered apple juice. Cider is alcoholic


Not in Springfield.
 
2021-09-13 1:22:34 AM  

NINEv2: SoundOfOneHandWanking: Smackledorfer: NINEv2: I've never had a cider donut

*hangs head*

If you've never taken a mediocre donut and washed it down with above average apple cider after a hay ride then you've missed nothing.

It's a ridiculous pairing, imo, but clearly a lot of people like it, so I am happy for them :)

This is a big thing around here and I don't get it.  The donuts are cakelike and dense.  not my favorite

Like, old fashioned type? Those are spectacular when done well.


old fashioned may be my most favoritest! esp. the glazed logs/bars, but I'm not sure if'n I ever had a cider donut in that format. breaks the heart.

places who are actually trying will do a proper reduction of the cider first, otherwise you may as well be performing vagueries (y'know, much like one waves the martini-shaker full of gin and/or vodak, at the unopened bottle of vermouth from across the room. as one does.)

/only donut I had in yonks' was a hot-off-the-line plain glazed at KK, free for being vaccinated
//prolly good for another 5-10 years, then
///altho' I heard they started doin' double-donuts for that now, hmmmmm...
 
2021-09-13 1:25:50 AM  

Everything is Awful: You know, most people don't know the difference between apple juice and apple cider, but I do. Here's a little trick to help you remember. If it's clear and yella, you've got juice there, fella. If it's tangy and brown, you're in cider town.


Onstad as always...

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2021-09-13 8:48:41 AM  
I've had Faddy's, Johnny Appleseeds, Great Harvest Bread Co, Donut Dip (about 50 times, I'm sitting close enough to see their sign right now), Lyman Orchards, but the best one I most recently had isn't on that map.  It is the cider donut food truck at the Enfield, CT farmers market.  A lot of cider donuts are heavy, but this one was both hot and fall-apart fluffy.  Definitely going back for more.
 
2021-09-13 9:06:31 AM  

baxterdog: Gough: Everything is Awful: anuran: Everything is Awful: You know, most people don't know the difference between apple juice and apple cider, but I do. Here's a little trick to help you remember. If it's clear and yella, you've got juice there, fella. If it's tangy and brown, you're in cider town.

Amazing how sure you can sound and still be completely wrong.

Now, there's two exceptions and it gets kind of tricky here. Adirondack cider can be yellow if you're using late season apples. Of course, in Canada, the whole thing is flip-flopped.

Does Tim Horton's have cider donuts?  Seriously, the very first chain restaurant just opened up on the Island ... and it's a Timmy's.  I'll have to check it out.

Weren't you in Idaho? Is there an island big enough to support more than a house anywhere in the Palouse?

(Sorry for sounding creepy. I've got somewhat local people farkied and I'm sorry to say but you made the list. Have family in Coeur D'Alene and Kellogg :)


You're right, no worries.  After a forced absence of almost exactly two years, we were finally able to get to the family's Canajun cottage.  The two biggest challenges were getting COVID tested en route and packing 14 days worth of food in case we were ordered into quarantine.  Since we weren't, I am free to go get some TimBits.

PS. Yes, it is a big island.  By some measures, the biggest.
 
2021-09-13 9:25:28 AM  
Here's my own personal recipe:

Apple Cider Doughnuts (makes ~18 3.5" doughnuts)
----------------------

Ingredients
-----------
Batter:
3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
2 cups apple cider (spiced, if more flavor desired)
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 cups milk
10 Tbsp. apple butter (can substitute apple sauce if needed)
8 Tbsp. (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut in small pieces

Topping:
12 Tbsp. sugar, superfine or regular
4 Tbsp. cinnamon
8 Tbsp. (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Directions
----------
Preheat oven to 350 F.  Coat doughnut pan with cooking spray.

Whisk together dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and cloves) in large bowl.

Bring cider to a boil in small saucepan.  Boil 10-15 minutes, or until liquid is reduced to 2/3 cup.  You may have to measure the liquid level periodically to determine when it has been properly reduced.  Remove from heat.

Add chopped butter to cider reduction, stirring until melted.  (Or just melt it first and add.)  Beat eggs with 4 Tbsp. water in small bowl; stir this mixture into cider.  Mix in milk and apple butter (or apple sauce).

Stir cider mixture into flour mixture.  It may help to do this in small batches to mix more smoothly without lumps.

Fill each doughnut mold half-full with batter.  Bake 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.  (The tops of the doughnuts will be paler than the bottoms, so waiting for the doughnuts to become golden on top may over-cook the bottoms.)

Baste the doughnuts with melted butter.  Roll hot doughnuts in cinnamon sugar on a plate.  Cool on wire rack.
 
2021-09-13 10:51:55 AM  

tintar: NINEv2: SoundOfOneHandWanking: Smackledorfer: NINEv2: I've never had a cider donut

*hangs head*

If you've never taken a mediocre donut and washed it down with above average apple cider after a hay ride then you've missed nothing.

It's a ridiculous pairing, imo, but clearly a lot of people like it, so I am happy for them :)

This is a big thing around here and I don't get it.  The donuts are cakelike and dense.  not my favorite

Like, old fashioned type? Those are spectacular when done well.

old fashioned may be my most favoritest! esp. the glazed logs/bars, but I'm not sure if'n I ever had a cider donut in that format. breaks the heart.

places who are actually trying will do a proper reduction of the cider first, otherwise you may as well be performing vagueries (y'know, much like one waves the martini-shaker full of gin and/or vodak, at the unopened bottle of vermouth from across the room. as one does.)

/only donut I had in yonks' was a hot-off-the-line plain glazed at KK, free for being vaccinated
//prolly good for another 5-10 years, then
///altho' I heard they started doin' double-donuts for that now, hmmmmm...


The absolute most addictive donuts I've ever had came from a small chain in Alaska of all places. In Juneau there are three "Breeze Inn" stores. Normal convenience store type stuff, but also pretty serious liquor/beer selections and fresh hot deli food. Growler fills too. But their donuts are laced with farking heroin I swear to god... they make this glazed old fashioned type thing they call a buttermilk bar. While insanely delicious itself, it bring out flavors in coffee that shouldn't be there. Like on Saturdays I'd swing by and grab one on the way to the boat to work and it made our shiatty onsite coffee taste like jeebus nectar. Folgers shouldn't taste smokey and complex.
 
2021-09-13 2:30:41 PM  

NINEv2: The absolute most addictive donuts I've ever had came from a small chain in Alaska of all places. In Juneau there are three "Breeze Inn" stores. Normal convenience store type stuff, but also pretty serious liquor/beer selections and fresh hot deli food. Growler fills too. But their donuts are laced with farking heroin I swear to god... they make this glazed old fashioned type thing they call a buttermilk bar. While insanely delicious itself, it bring out flavors in coffee that shouldn't be there. Like on Saturdays I'd swing by and grab one on the way to the boat to work and it made our shiatty onsite coffee taste like jeebus nectar. Folgers shouldn't taste smokey and complex.


I've definitely had those (or similar to, probably not as good as the ones you describe) - I think it was in Boston?

https://www.bu.edu/bhr/2015/02/01/i-d​r​eam-of-doughnuts-one-familys-sweet-sag​a-of-the-american-dream/

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2021-09-13 6:04:57 PM  

Ambitwistor: Here's my own personal recipe:

Apple Cider Doughnuts (makes ~18 3.5" doughnuts)
----------------------

Ingredients
-----------
Batter:
3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
2 cups apple cider (spiced, if more flavor desired)
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 cups milk
10 Tbsp. apple butter (can substitute apple sauce if needed)
8 Tbsp. (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut in small pieces

Topping:
12 Tbsp. sugar, superfine or regular
4 Tbsp. cinnamon
8 Tbsp. (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Directions
----------
Preheat oven to 350 F.  Coat doughnut pan with cooking spray.

Whisk together dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and cloves) in large bowl.

Bring cider to a boil in small saucepan.  Boil 10-15 minutes, or until liquid is reduced to 2/3 cup.  You may have to measure the liquid level periodically to determine when it has been properly reduced.  Remove from heat.

Add chopped butter to cider reduction, stirring until melted.  (Or just melt it first and add.)  Beat eggs with 4 Tbsp. water in small bowl; stir this mixture into cider.  Mix in milk and apple butter (or apple sauce).

Stir cider mixture into flour mixture.  It may help to do this in small batches to mix more smoothly without lumps.

Fill each doughnut mold half-full with batter.  Bake 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.  (The tops of the doughnuts will be paler than the bottoms, so waiting for the doughnuts to become golden on top may over-cook the bottoms.)

Baste the doughnuts with melted butter.  Roll hot doughnuts in cinnamon sugar on a plate.  Cool on wire rack.


That sounds like a perfectly reasonable recipe and the results should be tasty.
Needs a bit of cardamom??

I'm sticking to apple fritters or Dutch Babys. It's easier on me and my kitchen.
 
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