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Smaller is Sometimes Better at Doughnut Plant – NYC

January 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

orange blossom doughnut @ doughnut plant

The Orange Blossom Yeast Doughnut ($3) rolled out a few months ago at
the Doughnut Plant. It’s a decent doughnut; one of their chewy yeast doughnuts with a sugary orange blossom glaze and topped with chopped cashews. The only problem is that the orange blossom glaze is very subtle. So subtle, if you weren’t looking out for it, you’d miss it entirely. What to do if you crave more obvious orange blossom flavor per bite? The answer, go small.

orange blossom doughseed @ doughnut plant

The Orange Blossom Doughseed ($2) is the same yeast doughnut in smaller form, but in addition to orange blossom glaze, it’s also filled with a light orange blossom cream. It’s not exactly a punch of orange blossom, but it’s definitely a kiss, and the smaller size gives you an excuse to have another doughnut.

rose doughseed @ doughnut plant

Like the Rose Petal Doughseed ($2.25), a mini yeast doughnut filled with rose cream, glazed with sugar, and topped with an edible rose petal. The cream is light, much like the orange blossom, but delicately rose-scented. In this case, the subtle flavor is a good thing, as a little more and you’d feel like you were eating soap.

The Crème Brûlée may be my favorite doughseed, but the orange blossom and rose is a nice change of pace. But remember to go small when it comes to the orange blossom. Variety is the spice of life, but only if you can actually taste it.

doughseeds @ doughnut plant

Doughnut Plant
379 Grand Street (b/n Essex & Norfolk St; map)
New York, NY 10002
212-505-3700

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2 Comments

  • Meister at 9:25 pm on January 26, 2013

    I don’t actually like doughnuts all that much, but the Doughnut Plant’s bakery on the LES smells so outrageous at 6am, it’s one of the most delightful things in NYC.

  • bionicgrrrl at 5:04 pm on February 1, 2013

    @Meister – Same here, I’m very picky about doughnuts. Doughnut Plant is awesome!

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