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    Daring Bakers- Ode to Doughnuts

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    The October 2010 Daring Bakers challenge was hosted by Lori of Butter Me Up. Lori chose to challenge DBers to make doughnuts. She used several sources for her recipes including Alton Brown, Nancy Silverton, Kate Neumann and Epicurious.

    After discovering our October challenge, I decided I’m in love with Lori of Butter Me Up.  You see, I have had a life-long love affair with doughnuts.  Perhaps it has something to do with being Canadian (as Lori pointed out in her write-up, Tim Horton’s are liberally sprinkled throughout our fair country), or perhaps it has to do with my working at Dunkin’ Donuts when I was sixteen (what can I say, I was hooked on the free doughnuts!), but whatever it is, doughnuts and I go way back.

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