well i finally made it to doughnut dolly. omg.
a brilliant creme fraiche filled doughnut. the filling is genius. the outside is delicious. i can't think of any way it could be better.
chatted w/ hannah (owner/baker) for a bit. a lovely young woman. it was a little after 8 am; and she'd been up for 6 hours. not for the faint of heart, the life of the baker.
and there actually is a link in this story to my favorite sweet on the planet, st. john's lemon curd doughnut (london). hannah had friends who raved about st. john's doughnuts, just as she was refining hers; and their description of what was brilliant helped her to get hers to where she wanted it in texture. she's never been there, would love to try one of their doughnuts.
so chow folks: if anyone's coming back to the bay area from london on a saturday or sunday and can race by st. john's bread and wine or saturday at neal's yard @ borough mkt, en route to heathrow, and grab a couple doughnuts and bring them immediately upon landing to hannah, you would be doing a mitzvah (good deed).
the equipment hannah uses to squirt in the filling is beautiful--imported from europe for that purpose (when she was still underground, she used a pastry bag, not sustainable for a going business).
so now i have a big problem. how to not keep going back for more. sigh.
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