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How are Dunkin Donuts made?

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Do the franchisees get frozen dough from the big company?

And on a related question, is the "dunkin' " doughnut--the plain doughnut with the knobby handle--still being sold anywhere? Haven't seen that for a long time.

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  1. The Dunkin was one of the Few that needed to be made by hand and not by machine which is why you might have a hard time finding it.

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    1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

      Do you mean crullers? I remember that when DD discontinued them it was a big deal.

      1. re: laulauman

        I think Crullers were the other which were made by Hand but the Dunkin Donut was different. I found a Picture online and posted below.

         
        1. re: laulauman

          I think the original "dunkin' donuts" are what are now called "Old Fashioned," without the "handle." They're still amazing.

          As for how they're made, I'm not sure. The glazed are hexagonal, which leads me to believe they're not hand-shaped, but the dough could be hand-made?

          1. re: amandaqtpie

            Wow! I've never seen that type of donut at DD. I've been going there for over 40 years.

      2. Yes, the dunkins are still available in Jersey and are by far my absolulte favorite. Going to have to grab for afternoon snack now. yum.

        1. The dough is rolled out with a mortar tube and the donuts stamped out by keffiyah wearing Jihadists with the butts of Ak-47s inside crypto fascist mosques run by the Taliban.

          Or the way it used to be when I went to them, bags of dry mix supplied to the franchisees are mixed, rolled cut and fried/baked on site. Smaller locations run as satellites to stores with kitchens and get deliveries once or twice a day.