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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. 1

    Heather


    Its a good thing I saw this photo AFTER I had my breakfast of hot oatmeal with cinnamon and apples. They look YUMMY! Will have to try this recipe this weekend with the 8 year old teenaged granddaughter.

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    Marge


    I could go for one of those doughnuts right! They look so good.
    Marge

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  3. 3

    Magdalena


    The extract is concentrated. Maple syrup is mostly water. The same quantity of syrup would not have much flavour. Also, it was very wicked of you to post these because I exclaimed to my husband, “Ooh, Kevin posted a maple dip doughnut recipe!” And now, I will have to make them.

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    Merissa @ Little House Living


    I’m guessing the extract has a stronger flavor than the same amount of the actual syrup. Also the actual syrup wouldn’t dry as well and they’d be sticky:)

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    1. 4.1

      Kevin


      Ah, good guesses everyone…but the answer – at least according to the Amish baker – is much more pragmatic than what you all are angling at….:) Try again!

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    Lynda S


    Might the extract lower the sugar content since you could use much less?

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    1. 5.1

      Lynda S


      or cheaper :)

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    Heather D.


    Maple flavoring is a lot cheaper and easier to obtain all year long than the real stuff.

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    1. 6.1

      Kevin


      Ah, bingo!!!! Heather got it…Barbara said pure maple syrup would just make the doughnuts too costly for the average customer to buy and would be too costly for her to make, so she uses the extract. Good job, Heather!

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    Fran


    YUM!!! I made maple glazed donuts once..but they were cake donuts. I could probably eat a ton of the ones pictured!! Love donuts…love maple. What a great combo! I’m going to print this recipe! =)

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    1. 7.1

      Kevin


      Fran, let us know how they turn out!

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    Mona G.


    Boy those look good enough to eat :) wish I had one right now….I bet Lovina could make these and they would melt in your mouth….did you ever have one that she made ? Think you could get her to make them for your next contest ? I love maple anything…..I can almost taste them now….we have a store here in my city where the Amish bring their bakery items to sell….think I will go there tomorrow and see if they have any of these :)

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    Betsy Thompson


    And here I thought using maple extract was not as good as using real maple syrup. If it’s good enough for Amish cooks, it’s good enough for me–and a lot less expensive too! I’ve never made my own donuts, but since I love anything maple-flavored, this will be my first attempt!

    Betsy

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