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Old 03-30-2016, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Homemade of course....
Super easy, & amazingly fresh & yummy

I particularly like glazing them while warm w/ Nutella
That sounds quite perfect to me!
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Old 03-30-2016, 03:34 PM
 
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My first job in high school was working in a donut shop, and I learned how to make some awesome donuts and other pastries. It was a fun job!
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Old 03-30-2016, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Just a perfect, fresh, soft maple bar for me.

While we're on that subject... Why the heck does Texas not know what a maple bar is??? Any proper Texans (I only zip through there for work from time to time) have some insight? Isn't this a standard, favorite donut all over the states? I've spent a disproportionate amount of time on the Gulf Coast this year and have realized that NO ONE in S TX seems to make/carry maple bars, or even really know what they are!! Yes, there is a Portland, OR-based, Voo Doo Donuts (which are awesome, btw) in Austin, but that is only one shop, and Austin does not count as Texas, IMO. How in the heck did the bacon-maple bar craze from five years ago bypass this part of the world?? Seems to me it would have TX written all over it...
I'm a proper Texan and I know what a maple bar is, but I have no explanation for why they aren't popular here. When we lived in Denver, I visited the Voo Doo there on a few occasions, and the maple bacon bar was always on my list. I agree it's pretty good. Some of their other ones were way overrated though, IMO.
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:00 AM
 
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Locally for me: warm cronut at donut savant in Oakland. Beignets at Flora, with yummy dipping sauces: mexican chocolate and raspberry or similar.

Very very high on the list: warm dulce de leech donut from Blue Star in Portland. If you are in Portland skip voodoo and go here instead. Way way better! All of the donuts we had were amazing.

Now that seriously sounds amazing!!

I'm already looking up recipes to duplicate this
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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From a Vietnamese-run bakery in NE Portland. Yeasty, fresh, tasty - wonderful!
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:38 PM
 
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Cinnamon sugar, Duck Donuts, Duck, NC. Actually basically all flavors I tried were the best I ever had.

Vanilla frosting, chocolate frosting, strawberry frosting, lemon frosting, even orange frosting (with or without sprinkles or coconut), maple glaze with bacon, plain maple glaze, peanut butter frosting, coconut donuts, glazed donuts, powdered sugar, all great. They're all made to order and come fresh and hot in a box. Amazing.

It may sound like I ate a hell of a lot of donuts but our family (extended, on vacation together) would buy one or two dozen and we'd all taste some, cut them into quarters to taste each flavor before finding our favorites.

They recently opened their first NJ location and I'm super pumped. It's not something you run out and get all the time but a treat every once in a while, without having to drive alllll the way down to NC () is nice.
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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My first job in high school was working in a donut shop, and I learned how to make some awesome donuts and other pastries. It was a fun job!
When I think of donuts and California, other than the place I mentioned before I remember Winchells donuts. They were so good or at the time I certainly loved them and to think they were about $1 a dozen. Ok, so now I have dated myself big time. I have never been a fan of KK,but Dunkin donuts are pretty good. nkio
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:33 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, USVI - Seattle, WA - Gulf Coast, TX
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I'm a proper Texan and I know what a maple bar is, but I have no explanation for why they aren't popular here. When we lived in Denver, I visited the Voo Doo there on a few occasions, and the maple bacon bar was always on my list. I agree it's pretty good. Some of their other ones were way overrated though, IMO.
Glad to know I'm not crazy, anyway. Thanks! It is strange that maple bars are so scarce in TX! And I agree regarding the unnecessary hype for designer donuts. Yes, Voo Doo is worth checking out and I do recommend them, but, for me, just a perfect, fresh, yeast-dough, deep-fried, properly glazed (or sugared) donut, from any good bakery, is pretty unbeatable. No need to complicate it further.
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Old 04-01-2016, 03:10 PM
 
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When I think of donuts and California, other than the place I mentioned before I remember Winchells donuts. They were so good or at the time I certainly loved them and to think they were about $1 a dozen. Ok, so now I have dated myself big time. I have never been a fan of KK,but Dunkin donuts are pretty good. nkio
Winchell's was the donut shop I worked at as a teen.

They still have locations throughout Southern California.

$1 a dozen?? Sweet! (Literally)
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Old 04-02-2016, 07:01 AM
 
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Duck Donuts... mmmmm.
Made with hot cake and warmed up. The frosting warmed up is SO good.
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