The rise and fall of a baking trend is a fascinating thing to observe. Something adorable (and often adorably miniature) catches on, a half dozen cupcake shops open as demand soars, and then, with little fanfare, the craze goes bust. With all this speculative baking, where can a dedicated sugar addict place a safe bet? Our money's on doughnuts, the Old Faithful of American sweets.
In fact, we're doubling down on Bogart's Doughnut Co.'s Brown Butter-Glazed.
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We're living in a golden era of doughnuts in this town, with creative new bakeshops standing alongside decades-old institutions. The options are dizzying. Do you choose a basic cake doughnut or that crazy-looking bacon maple Long John? With Bogart's you can keep a toe in the past while tasting the present, because their Brown Butter-Glazed is timeless yet innovative.
The yeasted doughnut is made from brioche, a dough endowed with plenty of eggs and butter that takes over 12 hours to make. The result is a sweet, airy bread with a richness that satisfies without weighing you down. Quickly fried, the doughnut is then drizzled with brown butter glaze. This is where old meets new -- the glaze takes something simple and makes it sophisticated with its complex, toasty, nutty flavor. Unlike the sugar bombs of its brethren, the Brown Butter-Glazed doughnut is understated and delicate. It's the buttery hook that will turn a craving into an addiction.
Bogart's modern classics are available each day until they're sold out, which can be surprisingly early. For guaranteed doughnut satisfaction you can place an advance order online.
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