Love Love Love A Bakers Wife. I get a little giddy when I go in there shop, all my senses go crazy and I end up buying more than I can possibly eat so I have to take it to work and force it on my poor coworkers :)
Best Doughnuts Minneapolis 2012 - A Baker's Wife's Pastry Shop
The doughnut is experiencing something of a renaissance — suddenly young people have gotten very interested in dressing up this humble pastry and taking her out clubbing. Experimental recipes can be found flying out of the fryers at places like the Doughnut Collective and from the guerrilla doughnut operatives at Dirty Donuts. While experimentation is always a good thing, A Baker's Wife takes the prize from a traditionalist standpoint. Its shining accomplishment: the perfect plain doughnut. While all the doughnut flavors on offer are delicious (chocolate, powdered, cinnamon sugar — all the classics), too many sprinkles mask what A Baker's Wife doughnuts do best. Even hours after they've cooled, they still have a little crunch on the outside, a light, fluffy cloud of cake on the inside, and the perfect sweetness. Word to the wise: The doughnuts are old-fashioned and so is the till. The shop doesn't take cards, so remember to bring your own dough.
Damn straight. We are thankful for A Baker's Wife because their doughnuts are delicious, but more so because our kid likes them...several coffee shops near us have switched to some of the newer "fad-style" doughnuts, and we've stopped patronizing them, because none of us like the pastries being offered now. Hooray for old-fashioned, why mess with perfection yumminess.