Donuts, Doughnuts, D’oh!Nuts. Whatever you want to call them, they’re good stuff.
When I was growing up in Washingtonville, NY, I had an affinity for Dunkin Donuts. Sugar + childhood = win. There wasn’t much else (or at least that I knew of at 4 years old) in the area, and I still think they’re a solidly passable donut if there’s nothing else in the area.
It was when I lived in Texas that I really started getting into donughnuts. H.E.B., a grocery store, had some really good glazed doughnuts. My ROTC group would sell them in the mornings for $0.50 each, and did pretty well on selling them. They were big, soft, fluffy, and had a nice light glaze.
And then Krispy Kreme came in and good lord, did that blow everything out of the water. I still miss their departure from Latham – I guess it didn’t translate very well up here.
All Over Albany‘s short tour of doughnuts in the Capital Region reminded me that, hey, doughnuts are delicious. I haven’t eaten all that many since Krispy Kreme left the area (I guess my weekly trips out there didn’t sustain them very much). And I really need to get on trying all of the other sweets in the area.
Bella Napoli, you’re first. I went to the Troy location since that’s where I’ve heard they are the freshest.
I got a cake glazed, twisted doughnuts; a boston cream (actually, I got two); and a regular glazed doughnut. The glazed doughnut is very large and poofy.
The insides were super light, soft, and moist, but the outside of the doughnut had a little bit of firm contrast and just the right amount of oil from the fryer. When you taste it, you will know they were fried doughnuts, and you will love it. It was so airy and light, it’s definitely easy to eat a few of these in the blink of an eye.
The glaze was primarily on the outer sides of the doughnut. The inner ring didn’t have much/any glaze. It made holding it a lot cleaner. It tastes even better than it looks.
Boston cream!! I’m all about the custard, and this was a very creamy custard. I think it could have been a bit sweeter, but dudes, it was SO creamy. The yeasty part of the doughnut was much like the glazed doughnut. Soft, fluffy, airy, sweet.
Go earlier in the day. If you go in the late afternoon or evening they might not have any left, or just a few. Get the fresh ones.