Two words people, ‘healthy doughnuts’. Ok, well maybe not healthy but they are baked instead of deep fried so they are at least a little better than the traditional doughnut. The prospect of doughnuts that I could eat in multiples without feeling guilty was enough to drag me out of bed early on a Saturday morning.
The Dum Dum Donutterie is a pop up shop in Box Park, right next to Shoreditch High Street station. The reason I had to get up so cursed early on a weekend is that they only stay open till they sell out, and they have sold out every day for the five weeks they have been open. You can reserve online, but since I am such a fickle beast I wanted to see them in the flesh.
They were beautiful. They really reminded me of the beautifully crafted eclairs at L’eclair de Genie in Paris, I think it was the jewel colours and unique flavour combinations. And talking of flavours, when I walked in and was asked what I wanted I for once was lost for words. They had such wonders as banoffee pie, strawberry cheesecake, salted caramel and my absolute favorite dessert creme brulee (above).
The creme brulee was a round baked doughnut with a creme patissiere and a hard caramel topping, you know like a creme brulee that you have to crack through. It was so tempting that I didn’t actually make it out of the shop before tearing into it. Let me tell you I would happily get up early every Saturday if it meant I could have this doughnut a a reward.
Talking to the man behind the counter about how these are healthier than fried doughnuts, he laughingly said that I could get one of my five a day as well because the strawberry cheesecake one had real strawberries in it. I ignored the laughter in his voice and decided to take him at his word, I ate two.
I love these doughnuts, and if anyone wants to bribe me in the near future you know what to do.