Why aren't donuts more popular as a dessert item?
- ipsedixit Dec 2, 2010 06:46 AM
Sure, sometimes they are offered as dessert, but it's pretty rare.
Aren't they the perfect dessert item? Deep-fried, sweet doughy goodness?
Why are donuts more notable as a snack (or a breakfast item in the category of danishes or muffins) than as a true dessert item?
Do you eat donuts for dessert?
I know I do. Homemade donuts with a large scoop of ice cream is just about as perfect as it can get for simplicity and deliciousness.
I have a salt tooth over a sweet tooth, therefore I rarely eat donuts or ice cream.....maybe once per year. I think I only even eat dessert if it is someone else providing it as I'd rather save my treats for a salty snack later.
That is a really good question. I don't care much for sweets, but I will rarely turn down a donut!!! It's probably a good thing they are not served as a standard dessert item. I haven't made them for years.
I never really understood the overly sweet Krispy Kreme fad though. Too much. Blech.
well i guess minneapolis/st paul is somewhat afield from new orleans. . . i've seen them around town on dessert menus here and i like to order them for dessert-- actually a little lighter than some of the chocolate cake bombs that are all too common, and very nice to eat with--duh--black coffee :) after a good meal.
beignets make sense on a dessert menu at small restaurants that don't have a pastry chef, it's a deep fried batter after all, something the line cooks can easily handle. . .
There was a fad for serving doughnuts as part of a dessert a couple of years ago. You could barely go into a restaurant without coming across them. Last time we tried them (April 08), they were served on the side of an otherwise very good rice pudding creme brulee. An absolutely pointless, stodgy addition which ruined the taste and texture of the brulee - one bite was enough; we left the rest and just ate the brulee
I prefer them for dessert! There was a restaurant called the Rumor Mill in Old Ellicott City, MD that served them as a dessert and also Volt in Frederick, MD had a version on one of their menus.