¡Hola, amigos! ¡Que rico verte! Lawman and I have returned from Little B's first trip to Colombia. I have lots of pics of tasty Colombian food to download from my camera, but in honor of Fat Tuesday, let's talk donuts, specifically Dunkin Donuts because in Colombia it's a whole different ball game...
On my last trip to Colombia I discovered that Dunkin Donuts is a hugely popular spot in Bogotá's El Dorado Airport. I grew up with Dunkin, so even if my tastes these days tend towards the intensely flavorful, puffy doughnut wonders from Dough in Brooklyn, I still have a good bit of nostalgia for good ol' DD. The thing about the Dunkin Donuts shops in Colombia is that they are a veritable playground of highly processed donut goodness mixed with local flavor--think donuts in arequipe (a Colombian caramel spread similar to dulce de leche), mora (Andean blackberry), guayaba (guava) and arequipe (a caramel spread similar to dulce de leche). They have a donut called the "dunkin" that even has a little handle presumably for dunkin' action.
On our various inter-Colombia flights I gazed somewhat longingly in the direction of the mini Dunkin Donuts kiosks. Alas, there wasn't time to stop, so I saved up my trip for our long layover before our return trip when we nabbed an arequipe and a mora donut. This proved to be a poor choice because of the hour. I should have realized that a donut bought at 9:00pm in a non-baking location would not be as fresh as it should be. The arequipe held up better than the mora.
Next time I'm going for the choco-mani (chocolate peanut) and I'm going early!
If all this donut talk has you longing for some fried delights closer to homecheck out these recent recipes I posted for Maple Bacon Long Johns and Pączki for some make-your-own donut madness.