It was National Doughnut Week last month. God forbid you missed it!? I surprised my team at work with a whopping great delivery from Soho’s gourmet doughnut dealers, and I can say with confidence that the votes for Employee of the Month came rolling in at that moment! So where do you go for the dough? Crosstown Doughnuts of course – to their newly opened little outpost on Broadwick Street (they have several other stockist/van/stall locations too – check the map).
Doughnuts are individually handmade daily, using dough, glazes, compotes and fillings that are made from scratch in-house, so you can guarantee absolute freshness when you decide to treat yourself. Oh and there are no trans fats in any of the doughnuts either, so they’re practically guilt-free… right?!
– Peanut Butter & Berry Doughnut
An indulgent take on the classic all-American peanut butter and jelly combination, but this version has blackberry compote and a sprinkling of peanuts.
– Sea Salt Caramel & Banana Cream Doughnut
Fluffy chocolate sour dough base with fresh banana cream filling, topped with homemade chocolate soil and a swirl of sea salt caramel. I barely caught sight of this one as my housemate inhaled it!
– The Lamnut
This one is my hero. Inspired by the traditional Australian cake, the Lamington, this one is a cake ring, smeared with fresh raspberry jam, dipped in chocolatey goodness and rolled around in coconut. Wowzer.
And then there are the exclusive Single Series collaborations, with past link-ups including whisky, chocolate and coffee brands – like these Ecuadorian 75% dark chocolate desserts borne from a link-up with UK bean-to-bar producer, Pump Street Bakery:
Crosstown serves coffee too. Do breakfast like an American and have coffee and a doughnut, as part of a balanced diet…!!*
Oh and they deliver… I should apologise for your shattered dreams of a summer beach body right now.
*Disclaimer: This is obviously not true.