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1.13.2014

Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwiches with Salted Maple Ice Cream and Caramel

Maple Yeast Doughnuts filled with Salted Maple Ice Cream and drizzled in Caramel and Sea Salt. 


The last two months I have been secretly working on a project with my friend Brandy and 10 other fun food bloggers on a project called DOUGHNUT WEEK. I am excited to announce, it is here my friends. We have teamed up with some of the greatest food and baking brands out there to bring some major giveaways, as well as share a crazy amount of doughnut love.


The idea for doughnut week came to me towards the end of Pumpkin Month when I made the statement on Facebook that baked doughnuts are in fact not doughnuts at all... they are nothing but  muffin shaped rings.

That sparked a bit of outrage. It is funny the things people take personally and get riled up over. I thought I was being funny.... and today I still stand by that statement. Baked doughnuts are not real doughnuts. There is no dough involved, it's a batter. Cakes and muffins are made out of batter.. not doughnuts. The word is DOUGHnut... dough people. Something that needs to be shaped or rolled.


So that's when the idea came to me. Doughnut week. A week of deep fat fried goodness. The majority of the recipes being shared this week will be in fact deep fat fried. However there will be some here and there that are baked. I don't hold it against my blogging buddies. I love them, and I bet their baked muffin rings taste fantastic. 

*You know I am just joking with you! I heart you and all doughnuts big time. I do not discriminate.*

For my first recipe of the week, I am sharing a maple yeast doughnut that is fried, then sliced in half and filled with salted maple ice cream, then drizzled with caramel and sea salt. This is what fat kid's dreams are made out of.


Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwiches with Salted Maple Ice Cream and Caramel

Ingredients for the doughnuts:
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, warmed to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, warmed to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs warm water
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 3 cups bread flour (more or less if needed)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
Ingredients for the Ice Cream:  
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  •  1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Caramel sauce for serving (optional)
  • Coarse sea salt for sprinkling (optional)
Directions:
  1. Start by preparing your ice cream. Whisk all of the ingredients together and then follow the directions to your specific ice cream maker. 
  2. To firm  the ice cream up, place in freezer as needed.
  3. To prepare your doughnuts. Heat oil to 360 degrees. 
  4. In a small bowl mix yeast and 2 tbs warm water together until it forms a paste. Set aside until it starts to bubble and foam.
  5. In the bowl of your electric mixer, place buttermilk, maple syrup, melted butter, eggs and salt. Mix until incorporated.
  6. Mix in 1 cup of flour and your yeast.
  7. Once combined, turn mixer to low and slowly add in remaining flour 1/4 cup at a time. When the dough is only slightly sticky but can be handled. Turn mixer to medium speed and allow it to knead the dough for about 5-6 minutes. Or until the dough is elastic. 
  8. Place dough in a buttered bowl, cover with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel and allow to rise until it has doubled in size. 
  9. Depending on the temperature of your house and the kind of yeast you use, rise times may vary. On average mine take about one hour to double in size. 
  10. Punch dough down and press or roll out until it is a 1/2 inch thick. 
  11. Using a doughnut cutter, cut your doughnuts out. ( I got 12 doughnuts and 12 doughnut holes)
  12. Allow to rise until they have doubled in size again. 
  13. Place doughnuts in fryer 2-3 at a time. Fry for about three minutes per side or until they have evenly browned. 
  14. Also be sure to fry the little doughnut holes, their fry time will be a tad shorter. 
  15. Remove doughnuts and place them on a paper towel to drain. 
  16. Once doughnuts have cooled, slice in half and fill with frozen ice cream. 
  17. Drizzle with caramel sauce and sea salt. 
  18. For the doughnut holes, roll in some cinnamon and sugar if desired. 


 
Be sure to check out the other doughnut recipes being shared today to kick of Doughnut Week!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts ~ Nutmeg Nanny
Chocolate Stout Maple Bar~ Wannabe A Country Cleaver 
Spiced Banana Doughnut Holes~ Healthy Delicious 
Irish Cream Filled Doughnuts~ Pass the Sushi
Chai Spiced Doughnut Muffins~ Jelly Toast
Triple Coconut Doughnuts~ Table For Two  
Chocolate Pumpkin Doughnut Holes w/ Amaretto Glaze~ Running to the Kitchen
Spice Baked Doughnuts with Nacho Chili Sauce~ Climbing Grier Mountain  
Kahulua and Cream Doughnuts~ Farmgirl Gourmet
Strawberry Cheesecake Doughnuts~ Baked By Rachel

Keurig and Green Mountain Coffee Giveaway!
What goes better with doughnuts other than coffee? My friends at Green Mountain Coffee and Keurig want to give one of you lucky readers your own Keurig Coffee Maker and a supply of Green Mountain Coffee! To enter  follow the directions on the widget below. BE SURE TO LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW SO I KNOW YOU ENTERED! 

What is your favorite doughnut to enjoy with coffee?

  (Disclaimer: I was not compensated to write this post. Keurig and Green Mountain Coffee have sponsored only the giveaway. All opinions are my own.)

214 comments:

  1. Mmmmmm... donuts AND coffee!! Entered giveaway and hoping to win!

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  2. Oh these donuts!! I love doughnut week (didn't know which version i like to write better, so I used both). Thanks for a fun giveaway!!

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    1. Thanks so much Aimee! I had to train myself to write DOUGHnut... It was always donut 50% of the time haha.

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  3. Glazed donuts are my favorite! Yummy!!

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  4. with coffee a glazed doughnut or chocolate covered. this gift would be perfect since I am getting married in May. Good luck everyone!! :)

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  5. glazed!!!! Yummy!!!

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  6. Warm gooey glazed ... 6am i have coffee and now I'm craving doughnuts!

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  7. I love glazed doughnuts with my coffee. Entering right now to win the Keurig.

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  8. Sarah F
    I so hope I win!!!!!

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  9. I figured out how to reply using google! I hope I win!!

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  10. Blueberry doughnuts and lemon doughnuts

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  11. Yummy! What could be better than donuts and fresh coffee? Entered and hoping to win!

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  12. Boston crème are my favorite with a great cup of coffee. Entered giveaway and maybe I will win.

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  13. I love a good and fresh plain doughnut or crueler with my coffee

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  14. Love the glazed AND chocolate :-)

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  15. Nothing sounds better than donuts with an excellent cup of coffee!

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  16. Soooo excited about doughnut week! And a doughnut ice cream sandwich? Sign me up!

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  17. We have a little Donut shop here in town and they make the best donuts!!! My favorite is the apple spice. Its like a jelly donut but apple filling and cinnamon and sugar on the outside!! It's Devine!!!

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    1. That sounds rather delightful! I'm a big fan of apple anything.

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  18. Dreaming of doughnuts! and a new Keurig! I'm entered.

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  19. Even in wintertime I can get down on the idea of an ice cream sandwich made of doughnuts. Looks awesome!

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    1. If it's homemade, I am always down for it.

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  20. Mmmm I haven't had doughnut in months! I love just plain glazed or jelly filled with coffee. Entered :)

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  21. You know I totally agree... donuts should only be fried. What a seriously inventive treat you've come up with :)

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  22. Delicious as all your recipes are!! Love a Boston cream doughnut or chocolate frosted doughnut with my coffee! Thanks for the opportunity to win such an awesome gift!!

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  23. Glazed with a great cup of coffee.

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  24. Growing up in northern Michigan, we called them fry cakes - handmade at the local baker's. My favorite, though, is double chocolate - chocolate batter cakes with a light glaze on the top topped off with a chocolate glaze. Where I am at now in New England, they make a similar one at a local bakery, but I really can't stand the current "puffy" doughnut trend at Dunkin and their ilk.

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  25. With coffee, definitely a chocolated frosted cake doughnut or a cinnamon powdered sugar doughnut.

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  26. Lauraine GustafsonJanuary 13, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    With a nice dark-roasted coffee I love those truly horrible glazed frosting-filled doughnuts. If you're going to have a doughnut, why not really go overboard?

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  27. Mmmmmm... dunking an old-fashion, sourcream-cake doughnut into a cup of fresh, hot coffee... guilty pleasure heaven!

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  28. I truly love ALL donuts but if I had to choose just one I'd choose a coffee roll. There is nothing more delicious with a cup of coffee that that big, glazed, beautiful piece of heaven. It's one of those things you save for when you have a few minutes of quiet and you're alone- mostly so you won't have to share but also because you don't want any witnesses to see that you ate the entire thing, licking your fingers the entire time lol.

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  29. No discrimination here........I love ALL doughnut/donuts!

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  30. Two of my favorite things! Entered!!!

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  31. nothing better than a hot Kripsy Kreme and coffee!

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  32. Two of my favorite things! Entered!!!

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  33. Call me a fat kid then b/c I could definitely dream about these babies! ;)

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  34. Donuts, caramel and coffee...I am in! yummy. Entered

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  35. Wow! This is seriously food porn! I want a doughnut so bad right now, it's kind of ridiculous!

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  36. Blueberry with cream cheese frosting. Our local senior Center makes the absolute best doughnuts on Thursdays.

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  37. Blueberry with cream cheese frosting. Our local senior Center makes the absolute best doughnuts on Thursdays.

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  38. Wow pick me please...Coffee and Donuts Love them!

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  39. Powdered or cinnamon! Love keurig coffee..so creamy and delic!

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  40. Fav hast obey maple glazed. Doughnut.

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  41. OMG. This is the best diet breaker, ever!

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  42. OMG. I need one of these in my life. I can just imagine all of those textures and flavors... wow.

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  43. Donuts! Love them. And the Keurig is the most wonderful invention when you live alone or with people who don't drink coffee. You can have a fresh, hot cup of coffee every time you want one.

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  44. Doughnuts and coffee - Yum! (Lisa S)

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  45. Entered! Coffee and blueberry cake donuts are my weakness :)

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  46. Wow that is some serious food porn!

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  47. These donuts are to die for! and the coffee is a wonderful bonus!

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  48. Great Donuts ~ Perfect with Coffee! LOVE 2 WIN Your GiveAway! :)

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  49. sour creme donuts are great with coffee

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  50. The ONLY doughnut to have with coffee is an Old Fashioned!!

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  51. Oh my gosh, that looks awesome... I need donuts NOW.

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  52. My favorite to have with Coffee is a regular Glazed donut.

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  53. This looks like the yummiest thing I've seen ever! Thank you for sharing your creative goodness.
    Claire xx
    somewhere... beyond the sea

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  54. I love glazed donuts with coffee.

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  55. I love chocolate-glazed doughnuts topped with sprinkles with my coffee. The chocolate pairs well with the coffee and the sprinkles make it looks pretty :-) I entered! I hope I win, an old friend of mine has a Keurig and I've been green with envy since she got it.

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  56. A doughnut ice cream sandwich? I am dying over here. Want ALL THE SUGAR.

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  57. Just plain glazed donuts with coffee. Fresh, hot donuts don't need anything else!

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  58. Just plain glazed donuts with coffee. Fresh, hot donuts don't need anything else!

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  59. Fried and made with yeast, don't call a baked mini cake with a hole in the center a doughnut! And if it has coconut cream in the center, all the better.

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  60. A symphony of sugar - a cure for the blues for sure.

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  61. Doughnuts make me go nuts!!! I don't know how you came up with these, I don't even care - I just know if I don't have one IMMEDIATELY I'm gonna lose my ISH!!!

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  62. With coffee, I love chocolate glazed donuts.

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  63. Thanks for the great recipe

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  64. Oh man, now I want donuts and coffee so bad!

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  65. My favorite is the Old Fashion with coffee. A plain one not glazed. Yummy.

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  66. Loves me some coffee and doughnuts.....fingers crossed :)

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  67. BLUEBERRY!!!!! :-) yum yum for my tum..

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  68. I just love donuts and I really enjoy this one and there is nothing better to wash it down with than a fresh cup of mountain green coffee. But I need a Keurig coffee maker. So hope to win.

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  69. Oh I have got to try this! Yummy!

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  70. I love doughnuts! I don't eat them often, but since I was a child I have loved to dip chocolate covered or powdered doughnuts in coffee. If I'm not going to dip them, though, I want glazed yeast doughnuts with black coffee to drink :)

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  71. I love glazed doughnuts, jelly filled, and barvarian cream filled.

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  72. Oh man your doughnut recipes look amazing! Will have to try soon! I entered the contest as well! Thanks for the give away!

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  73. I love coffee and doughnuts!! :) I entered the contest! :)

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  74. Any donut and coffee is YUM! Thanks for the great giveaway! Fingers crossed :) I entered

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  75. Once you have taste Kurig, coffee will never be the same!
    Coffee and Doughnuts, ah, the perfect marriage!

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  76. They all look so good! I entered the contest

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  77. Must try these next time granddaughter sleeps over....yummy!

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  78. Yummy! Can't wait to make these.

    Dona Bee

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  79. Lovin' these doughnut recipes. This Keurig and Green Mountain Coffee giveaway is a great accompaniment.

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  80. Love donuts! And this look to die for....also love coffe, so I hope I win.

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  81. I think I've died and gone to heaven. That combination of ice cream and doughnut sounds so good.

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  82. *hangs head in shame* I'm totally the baked doughnut girl, lol. Seriously though, I secretly totally agree with you :) When I go out for a doughnut, it needs to be made with yeast, fried and filled with something gooey. Unfortunately, my holiday binging has made the waistband of my jeans revolt. Ugh. I'm putting these ice cream sandwiches on my short list, though!! Thanks so much to you and Brandy for organizing this week!

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  83. A plain baked donut to compliment a well brewed cup of dark coffee. Yummmm.

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  84. This looks incredible! I cant wait to try it. The photography is beautiful too. Thank you for sharing this with us!

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  85. Oh ymmmm.. I am a little weird and cake donuts or old fashioned are my favorites.

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  86. I am not sure what I am more excited about, the doughnuts or the ice cream. Salted Maple Ice Cream, holy cow!

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  87. God bless you. It's getting so that these ring-shaped lies are becoming the mainstream doughnut, and it is making me insane.

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  88. Entered. Looking forward to more on your blog!

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  89. Whoa, you blew me out of the water ;) this is amazing!!

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  90. I like glazed donuts!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  91. entered keep recipes coming thx

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  92. my husband would be in heaven if we had one of these. I like my coffee on occasion but he runs on the stuff. haha

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  93. I entered. I love Krispy Kreme Doughnut's, with Green Mountain Coffee made in a Keurig. The office that I work in bought a Keurig and they have Green Mountain Coffee and I drink it like crazy. Love it and wish I had a Keurig and some Green Mountain Coffee.

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  94. So I guess you don't want to hear I got a baked donut pan for Christmas? ;) Fried or baked, I really really want this ice cream sandwich.

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  95. Not sure if I will attempt making the donuts but the ice cream sounds delicious and would love to win ! Now all day I will think about your donuts and MAPLE ice cream. Will go enter now ! TFS !

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  96. love your site!! What a great prize this is... hope I win!!

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  97. MMMMMM.....coffee with old fashion buttermilk donuts !!!

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  98. Coffee and any kind of homemade donut sounds great!

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  99. I'd love to win a Keurig! Actually I'd love to win anything. This whole round robin Idea is so much fun. Thank you for being a part of it.

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  100. Maple glaze with custard filling....awwwww.....

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  101. I'm a donut whore with coffee to boot. I have entered with fingers crossed to win.

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  102. Nothing better than a maple glazed donut! My kids loved donut holes with sprinkles!
    Rita N.

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  103. Looking forward to making baked muffin rings ;-)

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  104. red velvet doughnut and coffee is my favorite!

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  105. What an awesome giveaway!! I love glazed doughnuts!!

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  106. I can't see the widget, so this entry may not count. But, I LOVE to eat maple long johns with coffee!

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  107. love my Keurig with blueberry cake donuts

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  108. My favourite doughnut is a filled blueberry glazed doughnut

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  109. Cinnamon and Glazed Donuts...DELISH!!!!!

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  110. I entered! Would love a Keurig :) Thank you.

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  111. chocolate, chocolate cake doughnuts for me

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  112. A good old fashion fried donut with vanilla icing... yummy!

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  113. Blueberry donuts and a hot cup of coffee! Heaven !

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  114. Entered! Great! Giveaway I Love Coffee and Donuts!!

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  115. My favorite doughnut is chocolate glazed and coffee from a Keurig is awesome with it.

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  116. I love doughnuts. Would love to win this coffee maker and then make some doughnuts. Then just find a place to sit and drink my coffee and eat my doughnuts. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

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  117. I love a simple, perfect glazed, chocolate cake,and probably--my latest must-make--your Sea Salted Maple Pumpkin. And Green Mountain seriously is the Best Bang for the Buck coffee out there!

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  118. Entered to win! :)

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  119. Crullers! My favorite type w/ coffee :-).

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  120. I love simple glazed doughnuts! Entered and hoping to win!

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  121. my comment to win. Hope Unterschuetz

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  122. my favorite donut is glazed
    leutheb(at)msn(dot)com

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  123. glazed donuts are my favorite..but with coffee any are delish..hope to win..yum

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  124. krispy Kreme glazed and a great cup of coffee.

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  125. My favrite is glazed but that may change once I make some of the recipes I have found on your blog. I am ecited about trying the Kahlua and Cream ones.

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  126. toasted coconut, maple bar and a crullier yes those 3 and a yummy warm hazelnut latte... sigh my favorite Sunday morning

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  127. My favorite is the Krispy Creme Doughnuts but also cinnamon dough nuts with my coffee
    jennifer conley

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  128. Entered! Love the blog, by the way. I started with your peanut butter pudding cookies (which I've since started making with all different nut butters--my favorite being the dark chocolate Skippy and JIF's cashew butter), and keep checking back for more fun recipes :)

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  129. entered and thank you.

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  130. i love Kuerig....any donut that has chocolate on it, is always good with my morning coffee

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  131. ah Doughnuts.. you evil evil people... everything looks deadly yummy! Thank you!

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  132. I have loved doughnuts forever.... My favorite is and always will be applesauce cake doughnuts and apple fritters.
    The best I have ever had were in a little doughnut shop called Imes. It no longer is in business, but I can still smell and taste Mr. Imes wonderful doughnuts. I truly loved working for Mr. Imes, he was a wonderful man.

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  133. I have loved doughnuts forever.... My favorite is and always will be applesauce cake doughnuts and apple fritters.
    The best I have ever had were in a little doughnut shop called Imes. It no longer is in business, but I can still smell and taste Mr. Imes wonderful doughnuts. I truly loved working for Mr. Imes, he was a wonderful man.

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  134. Sour cream doughnuts! 2 of 'em!

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  135. Glazed old fashioned are my fave with coffee.

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  136. Not a coffee drinker but I would have to say maple bars with bacon on them.

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  138. I love just plain glazed doughnuts with my coffee. I put the flavor in my coffee creamer. Thanks for the chance to win. I've only wanted one of these since they first came out on the market!

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  139. Entered all 38 ... good luck to all :) Love doughnuts!

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  140. I love a fresh chocolate cake donut with chocolate frosting with my coffee!

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  141. Blue Berry cake donut

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  142. I like an apple fritter with my coffee. <3

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  143. I love a chocolate glazed cream filled doughnut with a cup of caramel machine coffee
    !!!Shelia Hall sheliarha64@yahoo.com

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  144. Lemon-filled doughnuts are my very favorite! Oh, who am I kidding? I never met a donut I didn't love!! :)

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  145. I like pumpkin spice with a hot drink.

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  146. I have always wanted on of these coffee makers. I like to try different flavors and my husband is just plain old coffee.

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  147. glaze doughnuts! and coffee- yummy !
    Would love to win coffee maker!!

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  148. blueberry cake donuts!

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  149. Chocolate cake donut with chocolate frosting! I entered to win the kuerig!!

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  150. Coffee...mmmm...that would be nice to have for someone that works third shift! *hint*

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  151. These pictures are beautiful and the donuts look yummy!

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  152. Absolutely love a Raspberry Filled Light and Airy Homemade Doughnut! Yum! And Keurig Green Mountain BReakfast Blend is my FAVE !!!

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  153. Maple bar is my favorite doughnut to eat with coffee :-)

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    1. I don't have one of the accounts listed but I am on FB Janet McGahey Hogue.....

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