Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Nomming Van Leeuwen's Brioche Doughnut

Van Leeuwen's Doughnuts
A while back, I became aware the there were Saturday mornings where Van Leeuwen's ice cream shops had brioche doughnuts and doughnut holes. Unfortunately, I kept forgetting to stop by until it was too late, and even when I did remember, it was always one of the off weeks. But late last week, they tweeted out doughnuts were going be on this past weekend, and I wrote myself a note to remind myself to get a doughnut. That, my dears, is the current state of affairs here at B&B; we need to physically write notes on our mirrors to remind us to eat deliciously unhealthy amounts of fried dough. This was just one of two that were eaten by yours truly on Saturday.

Van Leeuwen's Doughnuts
The O is the middle of the doughnut was saying "Oh, don't you want to eat me now!" So I did. The dough is sweet enough that you don't need more than the sugar coating, which does get completely all over you. I am no brioche doughnut expert so I can't say where this falls on that scale, but it was a doughnut so I loved it. Brioche doughnuts are great because they're a little heavier than yeast doughnuts, but airier than cake ones. It's the perfect doughnut for when you need a little something extra for your Saturday breakfast, but don't want to wait two hours for a table. At $3 a pop, this is definitely on my "sweet treat because you managed to roll out of bed and going running this week" list.

Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream has three stores in New York, all selling these doughnuts on Saturdays. They can also be found on the truck with pastries.

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