Bogart’s truffle-stuffed doughnut is a grown-up Easter treat

Candy inside fried dough — what's not to love?

Candy inside fried dough — what's not to love?

Too old for Peeps? Too sophisticated for cheap chocolate Easter bunnies? Get up early on Sunday and head to Bogart’s Doughnut Company to get your hands on their special Easter doughnut: the shop's signature brioche dough with a Ferrero Roche truffle tucked in the middle.

Owner Anne Rucker says she originally thought about using a Cadbury Egg for her Easter creation, but discovered that the eggs aren’t Kosher — and the bakery is. Prowling the candy aisle for inspiration, she spied the truffles, took some back to the shop, experimented with them, and knew she had a winner.

Picture a stuffed doughnut hole on steroids; these babies are about the size of a baseball. The rich, eggy brioche dough puffs as it fries, cradling the candy safely in the center. For good measure, the doughnut is swaddled in a vanilla bean glaze.

The doughnuts will be available at Bogart’s Uptown location only (their downtown shop is closed on Sundays), and only while supplies last. You can pre-order through today, or take your chances on Easter. Get there early; they’re open from 7:30 a.m. to noon.

The shop is also making a special carrot cake doughnut this weekend, and even if both of the specials are gone by the time you roll out of bed, you really can’t go wrong with anything in the case.

Bogart’s Doughnut Co.

904 W. 36th St., Minneapolis