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Feb 15, 2013 07:36 AM

Lucky's Doughnuts

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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  1. 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).

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

      1. 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. 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.

          3 Replies
          1. re: LotusRapper

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

            1. re: grayelf

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

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

              1. re: LotusRapper

                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.

          2. 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

              There are doughnut moulds like this one:


              to "bake" doughnuts.

              In other words, make a cake.

              1. re: reiney

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