In case you haven’t been following Crispygate (i.e. the most important story of 2017), you can catch up here and here. Basically, the doughnut shop Aungier Danger served me a doughnut with a crispy exterior, and I proceeded to spend way too much time thinking about it.
After concluding that no, the Irish do not like their doughnuts crispy, I figured the best way to close the book on this thing would be to go to a different Aungier Danger location, try a doughnut, and see if it’s crispy.
So that’s what I did. I got the HoneyFoam doughnut, which is filled with “honeycomb infused foam.” A couple of things:
- The doughnut was not crispy. This officially closes the book on Crispygate. As I suspected, this must have just been a frying mishap.
- Holy crap, the doughnut was so damn good. The “foam” actually tasted like a super fluffy buttercream; between its perfect, rich texture and its deliciously subtle honey flavour, it might have been the best doughnut filling I’ve ever had. And the doughnut itself was great, with an amazing balance of lightness and chewiness. So good.