When I first saw the Maple-Bacon Donut on Man v Food when Adam Richman visited Voodoo Donut in Portland, Oregon I knew I had witnessed something special, something beyond what I knew doughnuts* to be, what they could aspire to beyond being filled with jam or occasionally chocolate and iced.
I still want to visit Voodoo Donut but I have found something equally impressive closer to home (three minutes away on foot, I’ve timed myself, and I wasn’t running).
Once again my local Asda provided me with a Saturday treat – Lemon Meringue Doughnuts. Filled with lemon curd, topped with lemon icing and sprinkled with meringue pieces they are heavenly, the tangy lemon providing a nice counterpoint to the fried doughnut with the sweet crunchy meringue finishing things off.
I would have provided a picture but, well, you know how these things are.
* I’m English, I spell it both ways.