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eat more doughnuts

December 7, 2010

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something valuable i learned this weekend: a freshly-made, custard-filled doughnut from the saturday morning st. john stall on druid street has restorative properties, and it will lift your spirits after a particularly difficult week.

(holy shit, that custard.  almost makes a grown man weep.)

in 2011, my plan is to eat more doughnuts.

  1. December 7, 2010 8:10 am

    we haven’t been since the st john stall opened – man, those doughnuts look good!

  2. December 7, 2010 8:22 am

    mmmm! gotta have some lunch, this made me hungry.

  3. December 7, 2010 8:22 am

    I have to agree with you on eating more doughnuts.

  4. December 7, 2010 8:23 am

    Here in israel we’re Celebrating the Holiday of Hanuka in this last week and this specific kind of Doughnut (and not the round hollow ones) is the ultimate gastronomic symbol of this holiday, It’s SUFGANIA in hebrew. bacuse of that, everywhere you go now around town, Its all doughnuts in all sizes and icings. Horrifically irresistible. already ate 7 since the weekend.
    BTW – the Kurtush Kolatz rolls on left side from the doghnuts are also a taste for sore stomachs :-)

  5. December 7, 2010 8:40 am

    i had a donut at ikea this morning with my coffee.
    i wish it’d been a st john’s custard donut instead :)

  6. December 7, 2010 8:41 am

    My goal for this winter was to work out at least three times per week. But screw it… My goal now is to eat more donuts! Much more satisfying!

  7. December 7, 2010 9:01 am

    That is an absolutely brilliant goal.

  8. December 7, 2010 9:08 am

    That first shot-oh my!
    I like the way you think :)

  9. December 7, 2010 9:23 am

    Good plan.

  10. December 7, 2010 9:54 am

    Amen to that…These pictures are mouthwatering

  11. WanderChow permalink
    December 7, 2010 10:19 am

    I can dig it!

  12. December 7, 2010 10:23 am

    it makes me want to come in london just for tasting this dougnut!

  13. December 7, 2010 11:31 am

    Jeez, I love your blog! Exceptional photographs!

  14. December 7, 2010 12:19 pm

    That’s awesome! There is nothing like fresh donuts, the smell of them and the way they pretty much melt in your mouth…yum!

  15. December 7, 2010 12:29 pm

    Now I want a donut, looks so yummy

  16. December 7, 2010 1:29 pm

    Amazing! I think I’ll follow with that resolution. I’m also trying to be more selfish. ha.

  17. Elisabeth permalink
    December 7, 2010 2:22 pm

    Your commentary about the custard made me laugh out loud.

    Here is more moments (and please Lord, let many of those involve delicious food and drink) in life that restore us!

  18. December 7, 2010 3:05 pm

    I only just came across your website, your pictures are absolutely beautiful! Will be checking out the rest of your Flickr haha :) Keep up the good work!

    Oh and PS, can I have one of those donuts too please? They look delicious YUM

    • December 7, 2010 3:16 pm

      Oh yes, forgot to mention this, over here these aren’t called donuts but a Boule de Berlin – a ball of Berlin : ) Funny, no?

  19. December 7, 2010 3:07 pm

    Not only is the doughnut terrific, but Monmouth Coffee probably do the best coffee in London, good choice!

  20. December 7, 2010 3:23 pm

    Can you send me some via UPS please ?

  21. Gabriela permalink
    December 7, 2010 4:17 pm

    I love donuts, and I’ve been having a torrid affair with the Pippins cinnamon sugar donut for a year and a half now. They bake the cinnamon into the dough, as well as making an assortment of custard and jelly filled donuts, all with home-made fillings. sinful does not begin to describe the Pippins experience. If you ever find yourself in the Oxford market on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, I promise you will fall in love.

  22. December 7, 2010 4:33 pm

    Jes, those look awsome. Hey, you know what we do call them here in Portugal? “Bolas de Berlim” – it goes something like… Berlin ball. Love them. I like the plan… maybe I’ll stick to one of those great plans of eating more… something something.

    love your photos. xx

  23. December 7, 2010 4:37 pm

    that’s a perfect new year’s resolution. i may join you for that one!

  24. gretchen hayhurst permalink
    December 7, 2010 10:31 pm

    I agree with you. They are the best. I can’t wait to return to have more

  25. December 8, 2010 1:16 am

    “Eat more donuts”. That is the BEST advice I have ever heard.

  26. sarah permalink
    December 8, 2010 12:50 pm

    So. Jealous.

  27. December 8, 2010 1:06 pm

    it’s good to have a plan. i fully support it! i was at st-john’s just last week. feels like so long ago since i left london.

  28. December 8, 2010 3:06 pm

    Send me some, please? My mouth is watering thinking about the custard-filled doughnut.

  29. msh permalink
    December 8, 2010 11:40 pm

    ohhh best new year’s resolution ever!

  30. Sophie permalink
    December 9, 2010 4:49 am

    And it’s contagious, as your post made me smile, too :)

  31. December 11, 2010 10:59 am

    Eat more doughnuts is a plan I can get behind.

  32. December 20, 2010 12:09 pm

    Wow! these look really amazing. I just returned to America after a 14 week study abroad in London. After falling in love with St. John Restaurant and Bread and Wine (that bacon sandwich will be forever in my dreams) I’m sad to say that I ran out of time before i could venture off to the new bakery :'( I really enjoyed looking at your photographic adventures through London during my stay there and your blog is very inspiring. For school, I kept an extensive blog of my own about London food culture (…I hope you enjoy it. I will be regularly returning to your posts, old and new, to remind myself of the beautiful city that I sadly had to leave.


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