Bring back donuts!
Most people need a mid-arvo sugar hit.
One afternoon, donuts appeared at work.
We decided to do a mini-Hobart donut tour. Here are our findings.
Sweet Envy, 341 Elizabeth Street
It’s practically an injustice to only focus on the donuts at this
beautiful patisserie. But this is about donuts.
In this case, jam donuts. The verdict?
A nice morsel; light, and easy on the jam.
Daci and Daci, 11 Murray Street,
There’s been some high points and low points at this venue over the
years, but the latest iteration is a Paris pavement-style cafe. We're also feeling a
bit guilty about limiting our considerations to donuts because this has got to
be the best new cafe in Hobart.
The view of the panel was that those dense dough ‘bombs’ were loaded
with their raspberry jam and crème patisserie fillings. We were subsequently covered in icing sugar,
which took some explaining back at work later.
Donut tip 1 Don't wear black eating
Jackman and McRoss Bakery, 4
Victoria Street Hobart
We have some seriously good patisseries in Hobart and Jackman and
McRoss is a Hobart institution.
These donuts were the most surprising. They were lazy donuts, cooked
then split in half to be filled rather than having their filling piped in. But they did have the crispest skin and the best balanced dough, robust
but light and definitely not stodgy. The filling comes in jam
or creme patisserie,. The verdict? A filling consistently spread across the donut is an act of grace. Bonus points for using blackberry jam. Yum yum!
Kasperle Haus Salamanca
Don't forget the fancy donuts at the Salamanca Markets. Here the options increase with chocolate filling and they use
custard rather than crème patisserie.
Not nearly as good as the competition but there is something about a
donut on a Saturday morning whilst you’re strolling around the markets.
And we made some ourselves. They were perfect of course!
Ours are chocolate and elderberry and crabapple jelly filled.
Never judge a donut by its franchise...we're still partial to the Donut King variety.
So if a work colleague is out and about and texts, 'Do you want me to bring anything back?'
The answer is still ‘bring back donuts’
What do you crave when you get afternoon low blood sugar?