Yes, it is actually National Donut Day, or is it Doughnut Day?
I’m not really a donut fan per se, EXCEPT EXCEPT EXCEPT for the straight hot out of the oven cinnamon delights at Lakeside Diner in Stamford, at the foot of the Merritt at Long Ridge Road. I mean, you really can’t eat just one, or five – they are bite-size morsels of heaven.
If we pop into a Dunkin Donuts while on the road, Mr. EOS will go for the Boston Creme, I tend to grab either a cake plain or a glazed. As a kid I remember the Dunkin Donuts in Wilmington had a Dutch Crumb that was TEN times better than the Entenmann’s version out today, but those are decent too, dunked in either milk or coffee.
Then there’s the Krispy Kreme – never a fan, ever. To me it’s like opening a box of sugar and eating it with a spoon. They are way too sweet for my taste-buds.
Does anyone else remember the frozen cinnamon donuts from the 60s? Morton’s?? They were soooooooooooooooo good.
I tried making some once, the event was comedic, and one would swear they were made by one of my grandchildren – um, not. Baking was never my skill set.
But when in doubt for that special donut gift, how about the $100 24-karat Gold Cristal Ube Doughnut from Manila Social Club in Williamsburg Brooklyn? Nah, I’ll pass.
Okay, your turn. Donuts, yes or no? If yes, any brand? Flavor? Dunk or not? Swell, now that I’ve been talking about donuts, I could go for a glazed right about now – I hear DD is giving one free per customer!