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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Daily Donut Day 90- Jeannie Faye's Birthday


Whenever there is a birthday in my group of friends, we try to get everyone together and EAT! Let someone else do the cooking and clean-up!
Jeannie Faye is the wife of my brother, T-Dawg(Keith Timmons) and our official Historian. She remembers all the birthdays and documents all events with pictures. Great job, Jeannie, we love you Girl!
Jeannie's birthday dinner was held at the Uno Chicago Grill at 100 East Cedar Lane in Fruitland(410-334-6565). Uno's is a great place for our group because we can be loud, there is plenty of room, a wide selection of food to keep everyone happy, and the wait staff is very patient with us! Check out your local Uno's at!


Jeannie Faye has an "in" at the local Salisbury Fractured Prune at 1303 S Salisbury Blvd. She has been the hairdresser of Charlie, the local "FP" owner for many years. On my last visit to "FP", Charlie told me about a new donut flavor that I know was designed with Jeannie in mind!


Jeannie has always appreciated the health benefits of the coffee liqueur,Kahlua, and is an expert maker of the "Mudslide" mixed drink.

Mudslide Recipe
1oz Kahlua
1oz Irish Creme
1oz Vodka
The Fractured Prune Mudslide Donut is the hot cake donut dipped in a caramel glaze, then topped with Oreo crumbles and powdered sugar. Enjoy a Mudslide Donut with a Mudslide Drink! Check out your local "FP" at Design your own DONUT!

Jeannie enjoyed her Mudslide Donut! Sorry we did not supply you with a Mudslide drink- we owe you one!

My buddy, Gravy,  thought the donut was soo pretty he could wear it as an earring. I think he was just trying to get someone to nibble his ear!

Shelby decided to eat her donut without getting her hands dirty. Look Mom- No Hands!!
A FUN time was had by all!


Monday, August 30, 2010

The Daily Donut Day 89- Griff's Chocolate Frosted Donut

Had to stop by the rental office of Coldwell Banker today to get a key to a customer's unit and visit my old friend, Ellen. Check with Ellen at if you ever want to vacation in Bethany Beach(

Lucky for me, there is a donut shop just beside the Coldwell Banker office on Coastal Highway!

Griff's Bakery and Donut Shop is one of the busiest in Bethany. Griff's is located in the Hickman Village Shopping Center on Rt1/Coastal Hwy in Bethany Beach(302-539-8879). I have blogged about Griff's cake donuts in previous entries, see Donut Days 12 & 62, but today I was able to get a special Griff's treat!


This donut is always sold out when I stop by Griff's and now I know why! The yeast raised donut is soft and slightly chewy, but still light and fluffy! Awesome! The chocolate adds just the right amount of sweetness to each bite! YUM!
I am going to start calling ahead and get Griff to hide a few of these beauties for me! I was able to procure 4 of these chocolate frosted sweeties and I did share as my Momma told me to! Two went to my friend Ellen and one was shared with my co-workers at BRF( I had to keep one for myself!


Stop by and see Ellen for your next Bethany Beach vacation and run next store to Griff's for a great donut!


The Daily Donut Day 88- Doughnut Plant NYC Valrhona Chocolate Frosted Donut

Doughnut Plant at 379 Grand Street in New York City(212-505-3700) is one of the best known donut shops in the US. There are donuts here that cannot be found anywhere else. Check them out at!


Mark Isreal makes all his doughnuts with fresh organic ingredients using recipes his Grandfather perfected in the 1930's. You go Mark!
The "V" on this Chocolate Donut stands for Valrhona, one of France's most respected gourmet chocolate manufacturers based in the wine growing Hermitage region since 1922.
This is the chocolate of Kings! Worth waiting in line! Thanks Diana! Check out Valrhona Chocolates at
Awesome Donuts!


The Daily Donut Day 87- Super Giant Chocolate Frosted Angel Creme Donut

Giant Food stores have great Bake Shops inside the grocery store. You can purchase fresh made bake goods while you are grocery shopping. They make everything from cakes, to cookies, and Super Good Giant Donuts!


My Dad worked part-time at Super Giant when I was a little kid. I think he worked as a cashier and bagger. Dad, you should have been in the Bake Shop learning to make these donuts!
The Chocolate Angel has always been one of my favorite donuts! I try this donut wherever I can find it. I have not been disappointed yet!
This Chocolate Angel Creme Donut is filled with sweet angel creme. I love the slight bitterness of the dark chocolate combined with the sweetness of the angel creme. Good Stuff!
My donut was born in the Bake Shop of the Giant Food at 220 Town Center Drive in Millville, DE( (302-537-8200). You can check out your local Super Giant at


Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Daily Donut Day 86- Doughnut Plant NYC Creme Brulee Doughnut

Still working on my Doughnut Plant Donuts thanks to the joint efforts of Caroline of BRF( and Diana of the Judith M( Thanks Ladies!!

Doughnut Plant NYC Creme Brulee Doughnut

When I speak with those who have had the pleasure of visiting The Doughnut Plant at 379 Grand St in New York(212-505-3700), I often hear the favorite donut is the Creme Brulee. "Creme Brulee" is French for burnt cream and was first recorded in a recipe book in 1691 by Francois Massialot. You can check out more recent "creme brulee" recipes in Debbie Puente's new book, "Elegantly Easy Creme Brulee" at
Doughnut Plant's Creme Brulee Donut is soft with rich creme inside. There is a sweet caramel glaze coating on this "cute" little ramekin shaped donut. A ramekin is the small bowl Creme Brulee is traditionally served in. If you have the opportunity to try this great little donut, do not pass it up! You will not be sorry! 
Doughnut Plant Rocks!!


The Daily Donut Day 85- Wingnuts Double Chocolate Frosted Donut

One of my friends and co-workers at BRF(, Cheryl, is also a Wingnuts devotee. She stops by Wingnuts at 1207 Mt Hermon Rd in Salisbury(410-546-4780) for her morning coffee and occasionally a donut or two. Today she brought enough Wingnuts donuts to share with everyone! Thanks Cheryl!



You know if donuts are around, I will come running! I was able to choose the"pick of the litter" of this dozen donuts. Wingnuts version of the Double Chocolate Fudge Donut is another winner! This chocolate cake donut soft and fresh. The entire donut is dipped in honey glaze, then topped with rich chocolate fudge. There is enough fudge on top of this donut to make it heavy. It is a work out just lifting it to your mouth to take a bite. Great idea- do arm curls with your donut while you are eating it! Great Donut!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Daily Donut Day Day 84- WaWa Glazed Twist Donut


This is like getting two donuts in one! If your hands are full and you cannot hold a donut in each, just grab one of these guys! You can eat two donuts at once!


Chang and Eng Bunker are probably the worlds most famous Siamese Twins. They are the reason we call conjoined twins, "Siamese Twins." Check them out at Personally, I prefer my Siamese Twin Donuts. I will tell you, I was able to perform the seperation of the two, but they are now together again-"in my belly!"

My Siamese Twist Donut was from the WaWa at 2740 N Salisbury Blvd in Salisbury(410-548-7946). Check out your local WaWa at


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Daily Donut Day 83- Doughnut Plant New York Coconut Creme

The Doughnut Plant at 379 Grand Street in New York City(212-505-3700) is one of my favorite donut shops. I call it one of my "Donut Meccas."
This week my friend and co-worker, Caroline, and her friend, Diana, of the Charter Boat, Judith M( got me the ultimate hook-up! Donuts fresh from NYC! It's not quite the same as being there, but this will do! I promise to visit Mark and the crew at the Doughnut Plant before the end of this blog. Maybe for Valentine's Day and the Rose Petal Donut! Gotta start making plans!


This "square" donut is anything but! The shape gives you corners to start eating from. One more cool thing about this donut is the coconut creme filling goes all the way around the hole! It is a "Donut Miracle!" Mark Isreal, you are  a genius! This is another Doughnut Plant classic! Well worth a pilgrimage to NYC!
Check out the Doughnut plant at!


The Daily Donut Day 82- Wingnuts Homecut Donut


The Homecut or Old Fashioned Donut is just about as basic as you can get with a donut. This cake donut has no extra toppings or fillings. Just good fried donut dough like you could make at home, if you had the recipe. Wingnuts Homecut Donut still has plenty of flavor for a "plain" donut. 
This is the type of donut you can dunk into your coffee or add toppings if you choose to. This is a "tabula rasa" or blank slate donut.
It is nice to think about all the things you could do to add to this donut, but I think I like it just as it is!


Monday, August 23rd is the birthday of my good friend and co-worker at BRF(, Kevin Cromer. Kevin is a homecut kind of guy! He doesn't need all the  extra toppings, with him, what you see is what you get! And that's a good thing!


Monday, August 23, 2010

The Daily Donut Day 81- Doughnut Plant NYC Tres Leches

                   I AM THE LUCKIEST BOY IN THE WORLD!

                   With the help of my friend and co-worker at BRF(, Caroline(see Donut Day9), and her friend, Diana, owner of the Judith M Charter Boat( Donut Day37), I have been able to make a "Donut Love Connection."

                   Diana is a native New Yorker and on her last visit home she was gracious enough to stop by one of my Donut Meccas and procure for me some of the best donuts available in the world!

When in 1994 Mark Isreal started making doughnuts using his grandfathers recipe in the basement of a tenement building on New York's Lower East Side, he did not know he would revolutionize the donut industry. Mark's donuts utilizing fresh fruits, roasted nuts, and organic ingredients have inspired  many "craft" donut makers all over the world.

Mel, Lindsay, and Shelby took me to the Donut Plant on my birthday a couple of years ago. I have been trying to get back ever since. Thanks Diana!


The Tres Leches Doughnut or "three milk donut" is made using evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream. Mark introduced this melt in your mouth beauty on Cinco de Mayo after a trip to Mexico and it quickly became one of his signature donuts. This sweet cake donut has a taste like no other and each bite leaves you wanting more! I am in Donut Heaven!

If you love donuts, you must visit the Doughnut Plant at 379 Grand St in New York(212-505-3700). When I was there, they even let me run a tab while I tasted as many varieties as I could. Check out the cool website at

Special thanks to Carolina and Diana for making my donut dreams come true!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Daily Donut Day 80- Dunkin Donuts Sugar Raised Donut


You can never go wrong with a sugar raised donut! This yeast donut is light and fluffy with just enough soft sugar to add sweetness to this lovely little pillow of dough.
Sugar Raised is what I call the"gateway donut." This is the "first" donut for many people. After a couple of sugar raised, you move on to frosted and other topped donuts, and before you know it, you are standing there in a "donut daze", with a creme filled in each hand and your chin covered with powdered sugar!
Eating donuts leads to eating more donuts!
True story!
Dunkin donuts did a great job on this Sugar Raised Donut! My donut was created at the "DD" at 908 S Salisbury Blvd(410)749-5999. Check out your local "DD" at Remember donuts can be addictive, so know your limit. Dunk with a buddy!


Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Daily Donut Day 79- Fractured Prune Coffee Crumb Cake Donut



Always hot and always fresh! That is the only way to get a donut from Fractured Prune! If they are open, they make the donuts while you wait! You cannot get more fresh than that!(Even if you are Wil Smith!) CAUTION! Do Not Burn your lips on a hot fresh donut!
The Coffee Crumb Cake Donut is "FP's" standard fresh cake donut dipped into a mocha glaze then topped with graham cracker crumbles and powdered sugar. Super good with or without coffee!
My donut was made fresh by Charlie and the crew at the Fractured Prune of Salisbury, MD(410-546-9899) at 1303 S Salisbury Blvd. Check out your local "FP" at

Need a coffee to go with this donut?

Whenever I can get it, I go for Zabars Blend! Now that is good coffee! Check the out at! Zabars is New York!


Friday, August 20, 2010

The Daily Donut Day 78- Oceans Market Chocolate Frosted Cake Donut


Remember this sign?(see Donut Day 48) Oceans Market at 14107 Coastal Hwy in Ocean City(410-250-1927) is one stop shopping! Where else can you pick up all your beach supplies, beer, and DONUTS! I LOVE it! That window is classic!

These donuts are made fresh every day! The best part is they are made with love! Oceans Market donuts have long been known as the best donuts at the beach! Stop by and grab some donuts and a six-pack when you are in North OC(, because when they are gone they are gone-until tomorrow!

This Chocolate Frosted Cake Donut was delivered to me by my friend and co-worker at BRF(, Roxy. A fresh cake donut with chocolate glaze is always welcome around Keithaccino. Thanks Rox- Great Donut! 


Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Daily Donut Day 77- Dunkin Donuts Double Chocolate Cake Donut


If you love chocolate, what could be better than a chocolate cake donut? How about a double chocolate donut?! A soft fresh chocolate cake donut topped with rich chocolate frosting. Now that is doubly delicious! Most people do not notice the layer of honey glaze between the cake donut and the chocolate frosting. Just one more layer of sweetness! Nothing gets by me!

My double chocolate cake donut is fresh from the Dunkin Donut Shop at 908 S Salisbury Blvd in Salisbury(410-749-5999). Check them out at

You know Dunkin Donuts may be on to something. If you added mini chocolate chips this could be a Triple Chocolate Donut. You could just keep adding on more chocolate layers! Hmmm, I think I'm going to start planning the Deca Chocolate Donut! Ten layers of CHOCOLATE! Yum! A guy can dream!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Daily Donut Day 76- Make Your Own Red Wine Donuts

                         RED WINE DONUTS?!
I have made apple cider donuts many times over the years using a recipe found on Food Critic Kara Newman's website( I have always wanted to replace the cider with some other fruit juice.
                                           Wine is a fruit juice- right?
I thought why not replace the cider with red wine and see how the donuts turn out. I will give you step by step instructions so you can try them for yourself:

  1 cup red wine(your choice)
  3 1/2 cups flour
  2 teaspoons baking powder
  1 teaspoon baking soda
  1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  1/2 teaspoon salt
  1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  4 tablespoons butter(warm)
  1 cup sugar
  2 eggs
  1/2 cup buttermilk
  vegetable oil for frying
Shelby is my helper today and I couldn't ask for better! Thanks Shel! You are a great Chef!

  Reduce the cup of wine in a saucepan over low to medium heat for approximately 20 minutes. Should reduce down to about 1/4 cup. (take a couple of sips for yourself)
  Beat sugar and butter until smooth. Add eggs, 1 at a time and continue beating until smooth. Gradually add buttermilk and reduced wine. Add flour and stir to form dough.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and flour generously. Spread dough on sheets to approximately 1/2" thick. If dough is sticky, add flour until the dough can be worked by hand. Place in freezer for 20 minutes.
Remove dough from freezer and cut out donut shapes. Re-roll extra dough and cut donuts again. Return to sheet and prepare for frying.
Fry donuts in enough oil to cover donuts at 375 degrees 60 seconds on each side.

Place fried donuts on drying racks lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

  Prepare glaze by slowly adding 1 cup of powdered sugar to 2 tablespoons of red wine. Whisk until smooth. Dip donuts into glaze. Add more wine and powdered sugar as needed.

  Enjoy! These donuts look a little green inside. I think it is from the combination of the red wine and eggs. Great taste! Try your own favorite wine!

                                                       EAT HAPPY!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Daily Donut Day 75- Rachel's Birthday


Rachel is the busy lady at BRF( who keeps the showroom floor looking good! This is a tough job, because items are being sold every day and being removed from the floor. Sometimes within the hour of being set up! That's retail! Gotta love it! She has also been known to keep me stocked with donuts, sneaking one onto my desk after she has been out running errands! You know I love that!

Rach is a Salisbury native, but she spent several years in the Lancaster, PA( making things beautiful at The Sight and Sound Theatre( in Lancaster.
With Rachel's connection to the Pennsylvania Dutch Country(, you know I had to track down an Amish Donut!

Wingnuts Apple Fritter(Apple Ugly) fits the bill. This cinnamon apple donut creation is an Amish delicacy right up there with "shoo-fly-pie" and "whoopie pies." The Amish call this an "Apple Ugly" because the conglomeration of dough, apples, and cinnamon does not look like regular donuts or "fausnaughts(fastnachts)" as they call donuts. To me, this is a thing of beauty!
The apple and cinnamon together with the texture of the dough makes this doughnut fun to eat! The nooks and crannies create little puddles of glaze and makes eat bite slightly different. Those Amish know how to eat! Stop by Wingnuts at 1207 Mt. Hermon Rd in Salisbury(410-546-4780) for your own "Apple Lovely."

Rach and Cheryl enjoy a bite of a well deserved birthday donut! Thanks for all you do, Rachel!


Monday, August 16, 2010

The Daily Donut Day 74- Krispy Kreme Chocolate Iced Glazed Donut

My mouth starts watering whenever I see this sign! It means someone is making hot fresh Krispy Kreme Donuts!

Krispy Kreme is my "gold standard", the donut to whom all others are compared. They are also the donut I have eaten the most of at one time. On a trip from Greensboro( to High Point(, NC I once ate 16 of those melt in your mouth hot beauties! 

The Krispy Kreme Chocolate Iced Glazed Donut is a classic. One great thing about this donut is, if you do not have a local Krispy Kreme shop in your area, this donut is avilable in many grocery stores. Pop one of these guys into a microwave for 10 seconds and you would think you were standing at the counter of a "KK" eating a hot fresh one! My twins, Emily and Lindsay love these donuts! The three of us have many times eaten a box of these guys on the way home from the grocery store! They never made it to the house. Come and get some girls!

Find your local Kripy Kreme or a location where you may find these donuts by visiting!