Ich bin ein Berliner
Ah, the famous jelly donut line.
I’m not a Berliner and I’m definitely not a jelly donut, but I do like Berlin and I can appreciate jelly donuts.
To celebrate jelly donut day, I stopped by Dunkin’ Donuts and picked up this little guy for a buck. I initially went to Whole Foods (my go-to for all things food) because I wanted to avoid the mile long ingredient list of Dunkin Donuts, but alas, WF had no jelly donuts or even anything that could pass as a jelly donut. I was feeling a bit lazy today (but then ended up making homemade calzones? more on that later) and didn’t want to make a bunch of jelly donuts. I need to learn how to make individual servings of things because so many of these darn holidays are desserts!
Anyway. The donut was okay. I enjoyed it. The jelly filling was a little artificial tasting for me. If I wasn’t running out of gas and too far away from Krispy Kreme, I would have gone there. I’m sure their donuts aren’t any healthier, but I have to respect a place that holds an annual Krispy Kreme Challenge, a road race where you run 2 miles to the KK, eat an entire.box of donuts (yes, that’s 12 donuts) and then RUN BACK. It’s just so insane, I’ve kind of wanted to do it for awhile now. Next year?
I actually ended up having a really intense thought process while I was eating the donut. When I think of a donut, I think of round, fried dough with a hole in the middle. But there’s not always a hole in the middle. The hole is not a defining characteristic for a donut. So what is the one defining characteristic for a donut? Is there one? Is it the ingredients? The preparation method? That thought expanded to other things and somehow I was contemplating how everything gets a definition…
Conclusion? I think I need a donut pan.
Also, which do you use: donut or doughnut?
In addition to jelly donut day today, I also celebrated chocolate ice cream day yesterday with my good ol’ friend, Rocky Road.
And the day before that, I celebrated applesauce cake day with a unique little gem I did happen to find at Whole Foods: Pumpkin Apple Tea Bread.
It was interesting, especially for the summer time. Again, I much prefer salty/savory foods so I didn’t drop dead at this loaf, but it was still very good!
I heart Whole Foods.