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Donut hole-shaped donut holes

Holes that are truly the complement of the donut
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It bothers me that so-called "donut hole" pastries are spherical; not the right shape to complement a donut. A true donut hole should be hourglass-shaped, wider at the top than in the middle.

The hourglass hole will also tickle you with paradox as you wonder how it was removed from the donut in one piece.

phundug, Sep 24 2003

Curved knife http://www.littlemo...alog/images/g12.gif
curved knife [Dagwood, Oct 04 2004]

(??) A donut making guy http://stpaulsonlin...donuts/P2260028.JPG
Actual donut being made [Dagwood, Oct 04 2004]

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       And I want those outside stars between four donuts.
FarmerJohn, Sep 24 2003
  

       They'll break.
waugsqueke, Sep 24 2003
  

       and make doughnuts (uk spelling) out of the removed doughnut holes.
jonthegeologist, Sep 24 2003
  

       Jelly donut holes always bothered me...there are no stinking holes in a jelly donut!!
Overpanic, Sep 24 2003
  

       Just one big one and it's stuffed.
k_sra, Sep 24 2003
  

       How about a figure eight donut - two holes for the fry of one.
FarmerJohn, Sep 24 2003
  

       Or a moebius donut.
jivetalkinrobot, Sep 24 2003
  

       mmm, moebius...
monk, Sep 24 2003
  

       Donuts are made from a straight snake of dough rounded into a circle. There really isn't any donut to be taken out of the middle. One day a baker must have said to the other baker, "a lot of kids are asking what we do with the holes mabye we should sell them." "What shape are they?" the other asks. "They are round" The other baker thinks "OK, a sphere." and they are formed. If you wanted to make a corrected donut hole though, you might try carving them out when they are done cooking, with one of the knives I linked to.
Dagwood, Sep 24 2003
  

       Dagwood, all the doughnuts I've seen being made have been made from taking a ball of dough and sticking a big spike through it...
yamahito, Sep 24 2003
  

       I stand udderly amazed at my lack of knowledge in the art of pastry making. In my mad quest to see how wrong I really was I found the link above, and yes, That is a handfull of donutholes :-< I am sorely ashamed.
Dagwood, Sep 24 2003
  

       I guess there's more than one way to hole a doughnut...
yamahito, Sep 24 2003
  

       Dagwood's description sounds more like bagels.
half, Sep 24 2003
  

       Just did a google on "doughnut spike" and "donut spike"   

       I am A-mazed at how many "Buffy" fans seem to find do(ugh)nuts sexually arousing.. Amazed and more than a little worried...
yamahito, Sep 24 2003
  

       Wouldn't they be ring shaped? So they can fit in a larger donut and yet still have a hole? You can't eat the hole of a donut but you can eat the donut that supplies the hole.
sartep, Sep 24 2003
  

       I still have sharp, pleasant memories of stamping out donuts with my dad, the smell and taste of the fresh pastry and the “holes” turning themselves over in the oil when one side became golden brown.
FarmerJohn, Sep 25 2003
  

       *sigh* Can't wait till Halloween.
k_sra, Sep 25 2003
  

       I thought most ring donuts were made from very soft dough which is extruded into the hot fat - that's certainly how it works at those mini-hot donut stands. There never was a "hole" to be removed- the donut started out toral.
goff, Sep 25 2003
  

       Jam-filled doughnuts are so much better than the ring ones anyway. But I like the attention to detail that this idea presents.
hazel, Sep 25 2003
  
      
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