Hello donut lovers and bakers!
For the first post in my donut exploration series, I decided to start at the most holiest of Rochester institutions...Wegmans. Wegmans is the resident super grocery store. They honestly have any item you can think of. They also have an amazing bakery department. Anything from cheesecakes, to cupcakes, to tiramisu, to fruit tarts, and most importantly: DONUTS.
Look at all those beautiful donuts. An impossible task, I picked five.
*DISCLAIMER* I did not eat all five donuts in one sitting. I was a responsible adult and cut a piece of each one (one-fifth to be precise) so that I had a total of one donut.
Below are the donuts I bought:
And before and after I cut them into little Pac-Man figures:
Onto the donuts!
I don't know about you guys, but I cannot resist a glazed donut. They are the perfect combination of chewy, sugary, yummy goodness. The Wegmans glazed donut did not disappoint. Fun Fact: the label at the store just said "Ring." Label aside, this donut was delicious and I might have to go back and eat the whole thing.
Next up: chocolate glazed. I have never been a huge fan of chocolate donuts. They always seem a little more dense and cakey than regular glazed, so I have always left them alone when I come across them. NOT TODAY. Wegmans chocolate glazed are actually pretty good! I love when the glaze gets all cracked when you cut into a donut or bite into one. And these donuts had that! They weren't too chocolatey and surprisingly light and "fluffy?" which I don't know if that is a traditional donut descriptor.
Cinnamon Sugar. Another fun fact: Wegmans calls some of their donuts "fry cakes." I am assuming they are basically the same thing as donuts, just prepared a different way. I would compare these to apple cider donuts in the consistency and taste. I could easily have ten of these donuts. I imagine they would be delicious dipped in coffee, but it is 80 degrees outside and way too hot for coffee, and dipping stuff in iced coffee just doesn't taste good.
Now, let's move onto the filled donuts. Similar to chocolate glazed, I am not a huge fan of filled donuts. They are kind of messy and aside from Boston cream donuts, everything is usually jelly filled, another foodstuff that I am not a huge fan of. Sensing a trend here? I promise I'm not a picky eater, there have just been a few examples within this short post. I like food. A lot. ANYWAY, back to the donuts! First up: peanut butter and jelly. Yes, the dreaded jelly. But peanut butter is in the mix, so I am staying positive.
The verdict on the PB&J? DELICIOUS. With a big glass of ice cold milk, that donut would be so good for breakfast. And yes, I am a firm believer that donuts are breakfast food. Maybe not every day, but I'll settle for every other.
Last, but very much not least: the coffee buttercream filled donut with chocolate frosting. When I saw this at the store, I started salivating. I am not proud of that moment, but I am not ashamed. Donuts are my weakness. This donut is so perfection. The slightly chewy donut with a sweet coffee filling, topped with the perfect amount of chocolate frosting. Literal perfection.
There were probably 20 other donuts that I did not buy at Wegmans. Mostly because I'm trying to be a bit healthier and partly because my boyfriend doesn't have the same love for donuts as me, so I didn't want to have 20 donuts just staring at me, waiting to be eaten.
Overall, Wegmans did not disappoint in the donut department. I definitely recommend checking it out if you ever come across a Wegmans in your area. I think they are mainly on the East Coast at the moment, but they will soon take over the world. Mark my words.
Hope you enjoyed the first of this series! I'm hoping to make it as regular as I can, either weekly or bi-weekly. You can never have too many donuts!
Happy baking :)