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Tuesday
Oct122010

Sweet Giveaway: Win a Copy of Doughnuts by Lara Ferroni!

So, anyone who writes and photographs a doughnut recipe book--oh, Doughnuts: Simple and Delicious Recipes to Make at Home, from Sasquatch Books, for instance--is pretty much tops in my book.

But really, as awesome as you might figure such a person to be, author/photographer/doughnut maker Lara Ferroni is even better.

From the day I learned she was working on this project, I couldn't stop myself from constantly saying things like "Doughnut Stop Believing!" or "Just Donut!" whenever I saw her. And--bless her--she never got terse with me or punched me or anything.

And now the book's out! And it's full of amazing doughnut lore, factoids, recipes and mouthwatering photos. Which one to try first--a classic raised doughnut? Or perhaps something more exotic, like a Margarita, Red Velvet, or S'mores Doughnut? Here, preview it all in the promo video:

Well, one lucky reader can choose their own doughnut adventure, because I've got a copy to give away!

How do you put yourself in the running? Simply weigh in on this holey issue in the comments section below:

Doughnuts: Yeast or Cake?

US and Canadian entrants only, please. This giveaway will close one week from today, on Tuesday, October 19th at 12pm PST!

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Reader Comments (229)

It's a toss-up.....but yeast would be my first choice!! Yummy!!
October 14 | Unregistered CommenterHolly Schwartz
I'm going to have to go with yeast.
October 14 | Unregistered CommenterLadytink_534
The best donuts where I live are yeast donuts, made by the last independent donut shop in town.

Theresa
October 14 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa
Yeast! So yummy! (I am French but I henceforth live in Montreal, so I can participate! Youpi!)
October 14 | Unregistered CommenterPloplop
Cake doughnuts! Though I love yeast ones too.
October 14 | Unregistered CommenterAdriana
Yeast, they're light, airy and melt in your mouth!
October 14 | Unregistered Commenterfaithhopeluv4u
My Mom's home-made donuts made me a cake enthusiast in my youth but Krispy Kreme introduced me to the yeast donut in college. It's still difficult to decide, especially when I go to Donut Plant in NYC. But I've have to say that there's just nothing to compare to a well-made fluffy cake donut to dunk into my coffee!
October 14 | Unregistered Commenterkmackstress
I Love cake doughnuts.
October 14 | Unregistered CommenterShirley
Yeast if it's a cinnamon-sugar; cake if it's an apple-spice.
In Arkansas we have Shipley Do-nuts (that's how it's written), and they are right on my way to work.
Yummy!
October 14 | Unregistered Commenterdeede
I love yeast!
October 14 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Garnett
Cake donuts all the way!
October 14 | Unregistered CommenterNatasha
Cake...but it was a tough decision!
October 14 | Unregistered CommenterDiane
Yeast!
October 14 | Unregistered CommenterGabby
Yeast! Oh how I love them warm!!
October 14 | Unregistered Commenterjennifer b
I am loving on the CAKE, CAKE, CAKE!!!
October 14 | Unregistered CommenterDianne Chadwick
I have to go with the cake - old fashioned buttermilk kind. Used to be able to have two each morning when I was young and in chef's school. Fresh out of the oil. YUM!
October 14 | Unregistered CommenterVirginia
yeast!!! I love yeasty things.And I'd say donuts are my favorite thing in the world!
October 14 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa
Cake with Pink Frosting :D
October 14 | Unregistered CommenterMegan
Cake all the way! With a sweet glaze!!
October 14 | Unregistered CommenterKay Chung
yeast
October 14 | Unregistered CommenterJulie
Yeast!
October 14 | Unregistered CommenterJanelle
Do I have to choose?! Team Cake....pumpkin spice with frosting. Team Yeast (sounds sooo wrong)....chocolate glaze. Both Teams have equally tempting players. Isn't that why we have two hands?
October 14 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa
Usually cake. Although, as a vegan, cake donuts are so much easier to find, so when you find a yeasted one (like they have at Mighty-O in the mornings but then always sell out of), its rareness makes it sorta extra delicious.
October 14 | Unregistered Commenterdarcy
Yeast doughnuts make the world go round! (Some of the best yeast doughnuts ever were purchased from a small doughnut shop in Okinawa, Japan -- we'd send someone out on a doughnut run every morning . . . they were so fresh they literally melted in your mouth -- you had to eat two just to get the taste to linger!)
October 14 | Unregistered CommenterDorothea
Definitely yeast.
October 14 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
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