Luckily, the basic doughnuts that they have every day are amazing so at the end of the day – this doughnut run was a success. But… Well, let’s just go through these one at a time.
Today was a rough one at work so we decided a doughnut run was in order. We bought two dozen doughnuts from Doughnut Plant and set out to do a little drowning of sorrows in fried dough and sugar. The results were mixed.
Guava filled: I am always a fan of the filled doughnuts. They are small and easily dispatched in a couple of bites. The balance of the filling inside vs. the pastry vs. the thin layer of glaze is always nice. But this one left me flat. I think it’s just the nature of guava. It’s actually kind of boring. I think I was imagining mango or something with a nicer balance of sweet and tart which this just didn’t have. Or maybe I ask too much of my doughnuts.
Pecan Praline Beignet: Booooooooooring. Two friends liked it but for me it was just meh. I wanted there to be a little more sweetness – the nuts looked like they were candied but they weren’t and that was disappointing. I have also been thinking about beignets endlessly as my kids LOVE The Princess and the Frog. And I have been to New Orleans and had beignets at Cafe Du Monde. But still these were just doughnuts with some nuts on top. Meh.
Poppy Seed Hamantashen: So I asked for lemon poppyseed filled doughnuts. I was given Hamantashen. Which would have been fine, had I known. But I was honestly NOT prepared for what met me when I bit in to this. Luckily two of my friends at work have eaten Hamantashen before and quickly identified these as such. Even still, they said they were bad Hamantashen.
Thankfully, there are my standbys that I can fall back on. Coffee Cake, Tres Leches and Creme Brulee. You are always there for me and I will always be appreciative. I think the coffee cake may actually be my new favorite at Doughnut Plant. I love the combination of the cake doughnut (they make the best ones), the thin layer of frosting and then the coffee crumbs (which include actual coffee grinds). Yum. I’m going back to the kitchen now to see if there are any left.