poke doughnuts

English translation: pierce doughnuts

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English term or phrase:poke doughnuts
Selected answer:pierce doughnuts
Entered by: asia20002

09:15 Sep 17, 2010
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Cooking / Culinary
English term or phrase: poke doughnuts
This is in the recipe for doughnuts. I am not sure what it means in this context.
Thank you for help in advance.

Heat oil in deep fryer to 375 degrees F (175 degrees C). Fry one layer of doughnuts at a time. Turn doughnuts as they rise to the surface until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from oil, being careful not to poke doughnuts. Drain onto paper towels.
asia20002
Poland
Local time: 18:41
piercing the doughnuts
Explanation:
I assume this is a recipe for a jam- or custard-filled doughnut. The way these doughnuts are made, after frying them they are injected with the filling. If you accidentally poke a hole in them, the injected filling my ooze out that hole later. I think that's what it is.

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Note added at 16 mins (2010-09-17 09:31:37 GMT)
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Actually I've just seen a recipe which warns of poking, but where the jam is placed inside the dough prior to frying (http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/4505/jam-doughnuts.aspx) . In any case, the "not poking" advice is clearly to stop the jam from leaking.

And here's a recipe that injects the jam after fying http://uktv.co.uk/food/recipe/aid/581508

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Note added at 20 mins (2010-09-17 09:35:57 GMT)
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You're welcome :-)
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Nesrin
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:41
Grading comment
Thank you a lot for the answer and the response to the question
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SUMMARY OF ALL EXPLANATIONS PROVIDED
3 +11piercing the doughnuts
Nesrin
Summary of reference entries provided
tapping and/or softly jabbing donuts
José Patrício

  

Answers


11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +11
piercing the doughnuts


Explanation:
I assume this is a recipe for a jam- or custard-filled doughnut. The way these doughnuts are made, after frying them they are injected with the filling. If you accidentally poke a hole in them, the injected filling my ooze out that hole later. I think that's what it is.

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Note added at 16 mins (2010-09-17 09:31:37 GMT)
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Actually I've just seen a recipe which warns of poking, but where the jam is placed inside the dough prior to frying (http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/4505/jam-doughnuts.aspx) . In any case, the "not poking" advice is clearly to stop the jam from leaking.

And here's a recipe that injects the jam after fying http://uktv.co.uk/food/recipe/aid/581508

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Note added at 20 mins (2010-09-17 09:35:57 GMT)
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You're welcome :-)

Nesrin
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:41
Native speaker of: Arabic
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you a lot for the answer and the response to the question
Notes to answerer
Asker: Here is the recipe: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070613050141AAfffKJ The filling is put into doughnuts while their forming but I also thought about piercing.

Asker: I think they are of the shape of half-moons, not like the round doughnuts that i know.

Asker: Thank you for the link, now I understand how to make them, I misunderstood it before.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Alison Sabedoria (X)
11 mins

agree  Tony M: Also, if you 'poke' them (= stick your finger in!), it may leave an unsightly dent
36 mins
  -> Although that should be common sense and can be said of any baked product! :-)

agree  B D Finch
54 mins

agree  Jack Doughty
55 mins

agree  Stephanie Ezrol
1 hr

agree  Arabic & More
3 hrs

agree  Komeil Zamani Babgohari
4 hrs

agree  Filippe Vasconcellos de Freitas Guimarães: Is it just me, or does this talk of poking doughnuts sound vaguely inappropriate? :)
5 hrs
  -> Emmm, probably just you! :-))

agree  jccantrell
14 hrs

agree  Phong Le
1 day 1 hr

agree  Rachel Fell: I agree w. Tony, they're an aerated product (not all baked things are); also agree w. fvasconsellos - can anyone tell me why they use the term on Facebook?
1 day 5 hrs
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