Typically Flanny has the donut expertise round these parts, but I was traveling last week and decided I needed to jump in on the action. While I was in Sacramento, I heard about a bakery where they take an entire strawberry Pop-Tart, and bake a sweet fluffy donut around the outside of it. As a Pop-Tart AND donut enthusiast, clearly I had to try it.
The Sweet Dozen bakery is very cute. It appears that they are known for their Doissants, which seems like a version of the Cronut. And actually, now that I am perusing the website a bit more, they have something they call Melts, which are donuts filled with ice cream. DUH!? Why is that not a thing that we have all the time!? Fantastic.
But I could not be bothered to even read the menu because I knew that I wanted a Pop-Tart donut. I looked over all of the rows in the display case, and started to get panicky heart palpitations, because there were none there! Thankfully there happened to be one last Pop-Tart donut hiding in the back row. Phew.
BEHOLD THE WONDER:
I wish I had done a better job of taking pics that have some sort of scale view, because you cant really tell, but this donut is enormous. I couldn’t be bothered to take that many pictures clearly because I was being blinded by my sugar anticipation. #hangry
Like any good Donutopologist (An intellectual with a focus on the study of donuts, clearly) I wanted to make sure to get a full perspective of my subject before diving in. I cut it in half to enjoy the cross section view. Look how fluffy and wonderful that donut looks with the strawberry Pop-Tart nestled right there in the middle.
So here is the verdict. The donut was very yummy! My biggest fear about the idea of this was that the Pop-Tart on the inside would be all soggy, but in reality it was the right amount of soft. The crust of the Pop-Tart made a nice thicker texture in comparison to the fluffy donut pastry texture. Frosting on top and sprinkles were 100% great.
I wasn’t able to finish it because it was just too much sugar, but it would be a great donut to share with a friend. And who doesn’t love a friend who will share a donut…this may be the way to world peace!
Now I am just hoping that all the other Donutopologist’s out there are brainstorming what delicious item should be baked into the center of a doughnut next!