We stopped by LaMar’s Donuts the other day. It seems like we never manage to get to a doughnut shop when they’re fully stocked. On the day in question, one of the early hunter-and-gatherers had walked in and asked for 14 dozen doughnuts—and they hadn’t called ahead. (Note: This isn’t a way to make friends at a doughnut shop. And of all the places where it’d be nice to have pals....)
Still, we stumbled on a particularly delicious item. One of my fallbacks later in the day at such places are what are called around here "old fashioned" doughnuts. They also are known as sour cream or buttermilk, but by any name, they’re the heavier version of a cake doughnut, the texture richer and slightly crumbly, usually sporting only a simple glaze. Even a little stale, they keep their humble charm.
This time I got an old-fashioned glazed bar, and was, to put it plainly, blown away. It was the moistest one I’ve ever had, wonderfully tender, far less stodgy than the usual. And then there was the flavor. Just a touch of almond extract? Maybe a little lemon? It was dazzling. I’ve got to get in the habit of carrying my camera at all times.
It’s a don’t miss.
2542 S. Brentwood Blvd, Brentwood
9614 Olive Blvd., Olivette