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Lucky's Doughnuts

maxmillan Feb 15, 2013 07:36 AM

So I've tried these doughnuts and like them much better than the other offerings by Timmy's, Nuffy's, Deep Cove, Granville Island.....

Are Lucky's Doughnuts baked? I want to bake my own without a doughnut mould pan. Anyone have a successful recipe similar to Lucky's?

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    eatrustic Feb 15, 2013 04:16 PM

    What do you mean by a doughnut mould pan? Most doughnuts are made with a cutter as far as I recall.

    And has anyone seen the new Saveur? It lists the 50 best doughnut shops. Wonder if Lucky's made the cut...

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    1. re: eatrustic
      reiney Feb 15, 2013 05:57 PM

      There are doughnut moulds like this one:


      to "bake" doughnuts.

      In other words, make a cake.

      1. re: reiney
        eatrustic Feb 15, 2013 07:16 PM

        Ah, ok I get it. Using a deep fry batter to make "low cal" doughnuts I guess.

    2. LotusRapper Feb 15, 2013 01:35 PM

      Does Lucky's have yeast donuts ? 'Cuz all I've ever had (if they even had any donuts left at the end of the day) were cake donuts.

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      1. re: LotusRapper
        grayelf Feb 15, 2013 02:35 PM

        They do a cruller that I'm betting is not cake.

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          LotusRapper Feb 15, 2013 02:39 PM

          Thx. I never get there early enough to see the full selection.

          A cake cruller would just be ........ cruel ;-)

          1. re: LotusRapper
            twinkienic Feb 16, 2013 08:02 AM

            The cruller is definitely not baked. It's delicious. Light as air and slightly moist inside. That said, I have no frame of reference for crullers other than Timmy's.

            I think Lucky's only makes them on weekends.

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        reiney Feb 15, 2013 11:14 AM

        The only doughnuts that would be baked would be a gluten free concoction (if Lucky's does those? I don't know) - because it's almost impossible for GF to hold together in a deep fryer.

        Otherwise doughnuts, by definition, are deep fried.

        1. grayelf Feb 15, 2013 10:07 AM

          I would be very surprised if Lucky's were baked. They certainly taste deep fried to me.

          1. LotusRapper Feb 15, 2013 08:48 AM

            IMHO, nothing can be compared to how awful Timmy's are these days. Even 7-Eleven donuts are better than Timmy's (I kid you not).

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