When I was a kid, my mom would occasionally treat my sister and I with a trip to the bakery on Main Street on Saturday mornings. We each got to pick out two doughnuts (oh, I wish I still had that kind of metabolism!), plus a pint of chocolate milk to wash it down with. The bakery closed a few years later, but I still love a good doughnut. I try not to indulge too often anymore, especially now that doughnuts are sold at every gas station and grocery store.
But I still like to treat myself with a trip to the closest bakery, the Dutch Oven Bakery in Boone, a couple times a year. And since I'm treating myself, I choose the biggest pastry I can find, and don't feel guilty about it at all!
|The Dutch Oven Bakery in downtown Boone.|
My latest pick was a gorgeous rose-shaped pastry called a raspberry rosette. It was a glazed doughnut with a raspberry jam-like coating to give it a pink color. My photo isn't the best, but it was a large doughnut, and it was worth every calorie!
Do you have a favorite bakery, or a favorite pastry? Would love to learn about more bakeries here in Iowa or elsewhere.