May 12, 2015

Doughnut vs Cronut.... #nationaldoughnutweek

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This week is National Doughnut Week, a week when bakers and non-bakers all over the country can indulge to support a fantastic cause. 

Dunns Bakery started doughnut week back in 1991 and have since raised an incredible amount for The Childrens Trust. National Doughnut week is a fantastic way to get involved, either bake yourself, just do the tasting or do both and *doughnate to support The Children's Trust. 

Have a look at the Dunn's Bakery site here... to read a little bit about the bakery and of course the history of National Doughnut week. Have a a little look at The Children's Trust website too, here

The Children's trust is the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury. They provide care, education, and therapy for children and their families. 

I don't need much of an excuse to eat doughnuts and I thought what better way to get involved in #nationaldoughnutweek than conducting a mini tasting!

I picked up a selection of Dum Dum doughnuts to try, with a couple of their famous cronuts* tucked in there too.

*Cronut  ^  a doughnut-come-croissant creation from the U.S that has hit London in a big way. Looks like a doughnut, tastes like a croissant and coated in sugar.... 

Truly divine and if you haven't tried one yet there is no better time!

We started with the Cronuts, flakey, sweet and everything you would imagine and want a cronut to be. This chocolate one even has chocolate in-between each flakey layer, just look at that...

This one, the pistachio and cream cronut, slightly lighter than the above chocolate creation. 
More relatable to the well known butter croissant and you could manage this one on your own, the chocolate version is much more of a team effort, richer and filling!

Next, as traditional as Dum Dum Doughnuts get, this bad boy is a raspberry cheesecake filled doughnut with a digestive topping. 

This one, for me was a new favourite.
Just look at all that dreamy cheesecake filling... 

The last contender... a creme brûlée, vanilla custard stuffed, caramel dipped doughnut. 

As delicious as it is shiny, the caramel topping even crackled and crunched as you tucked in. 

Hopefully you have been inspired by my little to tasting to get out there and re-create your own with friends or family. Let me know how you get on, I would love to see all your tastings! 

National doughnut weeks has a few days left, so far Dunns bakery has made a staggering £785,000 for children's charities over the past 20 years, this number is just rising by the second and it is such a fantastic achievement, become a part of it and go and buy some doughnuts. 
Text 'DUNT15£amount' to 70070 to #Doughnate

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