DONUT BLOG IS MOVING!

May 24, 2009

Hello Dounteers,

I have great news! You can now officially find me at http://www.donutstud.com.

Same great donut stuff, new OFFICIAL address. So that means, I won’t be updating here anymore.
Make sure to update your bookmarks & tell your donut lovin’ friends.
NO DONUT LEFT BEHIND!

See you all there!!

Yours Truly,
Donut Stud

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Donut Doodle of the Day (#5): Patriotic Donut

May 22, 2009

Donut Doodle of the Day is an illustrated series of donuts by yours truly, Donut Stud.

Patriotic Donut honors Memorial Day.

Patriotic Donut honors Memorial Day.

This is dedicated to those who sacrificed for us to enjoy our freedom. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day.


Randy’s Donuts

May 20, 2009

Hello Donuteers,

It has been a while since we last shared a donut experience together, so what better way to to get back on track with a post about one of the most famous donut shops across the country, Randy’s Donuts!  If you have ever visited Los Angeles, this is a place you need to stop by.  Randy’s Donuts is special  because the donuts are delicious, a colossal donut sits on top of the store, and has made numerous cameo appearances in movies.  This truly makes it a unique Los Angeles landmark.  I heard even Iron Man made a “pit stop” during the filming of Iron Man 2.

Giant Donut LAX

The Mother of All Donuts!

 On this occasion at Randy’s Donuts, which conveniently has 2 drive thru windows on each side of the store for your donut fix, I decided to get a chocolate yeast donut, a sugar donut, an apple fritter, and a bear claw.  I decided to go overboard since I was so excited to finally get to try this place.  The regular donuts are 75 cents while the fancies were 1 dollar, tax included!  The donuts were all fairly good sizes.  Both the chocolate donut and the sugar donut were super soft and airy when I took my first bite.  This was a pleasant surprise since I went on a Sunday afternoon.  They are open 24 hrs a day so I’m assuming they make fresh donuts throughout the day. 

Granulated Sugar Donut

Granulated Sugar Donut

 

Chocolate Donut

Chocolate Donut

The apple fritter had a nice crusty frosting all around with little chunks of apple laced throughout the donut.  The breading for the fritter was soft inside while the frosting just melted in your mouth.  The bear claw was frosted on the outside with a similar taste to the apple fritter but the donut was stuffed with little chunks of  apple cinnamon filling on the inside. 

Apple Fritter

Apple Fritter

 

Bear Claw

Bear Claw

I will definitely be back here to sample all their other flavors such as Devil’s Food Cake which they unfortunately at the time had run out of.  The lady who helped us out was super nice but she was a one woman team as she had to accomodate both sides of the drive thru as well as a walk-up window.  Randy’s Donuts just has a feel of a “throwback” donut shop.  From all the visible racks of donuts in the inside of the store to the outside with the colossal Randy’s Donut, it makes you want to just eat a dozen donuts while washing it down with a couple glasses of milk.  I give it 4.5 donuts out of 5.


Donut Doodle of the Day (#4): Donut Mother’s Day

May 11, 2009

Donut Doodle of the Day is an illustrated series of donuts by our truly, Donut Stud.

Donut Mother with donut hole babies.

Donut Mother with donut hole babies.

Hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day.  Love you Mom.


Royal Donuts on Palms and Sepulveda

May 8, 2009

Hello Donuteers,

It’s that time again for another donut blog post!  Today’s adventure takes us to Royal Donuts on Palms and Sepulveda in Los Angeles, it is across from a Trader Joe’s inside a little strip mall if you’re familiar with the area.

Royal Donuts Store Front

Royal Donuts Store Front

It is a little mom and pop operation that sells all types of goodies ranging from donuts to candy and even hard boild eggs.  They have a good selection of donuts and croissants for those that are interested in croissants but why would you want that if you can have donuts!

Variety of donuts!

Variety of donuts!

In order to vary up my palette, I settled on a cinnamon donut.  The donut looked like a crumb donut from those Hostess donettes you get at the supermarket.  The thing I noticed the most about the donut was its airy bread-like texture.  It almost reminded me of  sweet cinnamon bread as oppose to something fried.  I was thinking this actually might be healthier for me.  The cinnamon wasn’t overpowering but the donut still had a nice subtle sweetness.  It was a good sized donut at a reasonable price of 75 cents.

Royal Donuts: Cinnamon Donut

Royal Donuts: Cinnamon Donut

They even sneaked in a free donut hole treat since my lady friend had ordered an egg and cheese croissant.  I must reiterate that this mom and pop team are extremely nice and friendly which only added to my positive donut experience.  They made me feel like a regular even though this was my first time there.  I give this place 4 donuts out of 5.


Donut Doodle of the Day (#3): Donut Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2009

Donut Doodle of the Day is an illustrated series of donuts by your truly, Donut Stud.

Una Fiesta with our friends from the south!

Una Fiesta with our friends from the south!

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, a Donut enjoys the fiesta with his amigo, el taco.


Primo’s Donuts on Sawtelle

May 2, 2009

Hello Donuteers,

Today’s donut blog takes us to Primo’s Donuts on Sawtelle in Los Angeles.  Primo’s has been an West Los Angeles staple for over 53 years!

Primo's Donuts

Primo's Donuts

I have heard wonderful stories about their buttermilk donuts from people who don’t even normally like donuts.  I was thinking if they don’t even like donuts but will eat one at Primo’s then I’ll most likely love their donuts.  My theory proved correct once I took my first bite from a freshly made buttermilk donut.  The outside had a nice crunchy texture but the inside was still warm and soft.  For a cheap price of 95 cents, it was like I was on a “sugary pillow cloud.”  The buttermilk had a nice crusty glaze on the outside which you can tell this place puts a lot of love in each of their fresh donuts.

Primo'a Donuts Buttermilk Donut

Primo'a Donuts Buttermilk Donut

The lady at the counter was super nice as well.  I can tell this place has been an institution in Los Angeles because old folks would just hang out there despite the size of the donut shop and read the paper while enjoying their donuts and coffee.  They have a cool website with all sorts of pictures too, and the best part is they have internet specials for you to print out to enjoy donuts at a discount!  I give this place 4 and a half donuts out of 5.


Doughnut House Co on Overland and Palms

April 30, 2009
Hello Donuteers,

Today’s donut blog post takes us to Doughnut House Co on Overland and Palms.  I have heard good things about this place since they have a vast array of foods ranging from croissants to even boba.  This place is located in a little plaza but it catches your eye because of the neon lights in the store.

Doughnut House

Doughnut House

I made an evening donut run and when I got there the only thing open was a walk up window!  I thought, “this is definitely a first.”  For the cost of 1 dollar, I ordered a good sized old fashioned glazed donut.  When I took my first bite, the thing I noticed most was the texture of the donut.  When I think of old fashioned donuts, the most important thing is the nice crunchy texture on the outside but the inside cake needs to be nice and moist.  This donut had all the qualities of a good old fashioned donut.  I could only imagine how good the donut could have been if I went early in the morning when they were fresh.  There was a nice amount of glaze on the donut and the right amount of sweetness.   I didn’t get the nasty burps afterwards either that somtimes happens when old fashion donuts are fried in poor quality oil.  Overall, I would recommend checking out Doughnut House Co if you are in the neighborhood.  I give it 4 donuts out of 5.

Drive Thru Window

Walk Thru Window

Old Fashion Glazed Donut

Old Fashion Glazed Donut


Donut Doodle of the Day (#2): Donut Pool Party

April 29, 2009
Donut Doodle of the Day is an illustrated series of donuts by yours truly, Donut Stud.
"Everybody into the pool!"

"Everybody into the pool!"

What better way for a donut to relax than a nice swim in the fryer…

Dunkin’ Donuts: Create Dunkin’s Next Donut Contest

April 27, 2009

Hello Donuteers,

In this Donut blog post, I just wanted you guys to know that Dunkin’ Donuts is having a contest to create Dunkin’s next donut.  They aren’t taking anymore creations but you can vote for the final dozen, May 15th.  You can see the beautiful gallery at Dunkin’ Donuts website here.  My favorites are “Nut Lover Stick” and “Sweet n Fruity Guava Jelly.”

Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin' Donuts