Doughnuts and brownies and cupcakes, oh my!

It’s the small things in life, isn’t it? I am an easily pleased person – a sunny day, a fun dress print, sparkly shoes… And baked goods. Always baked goods. A beautifully decorated cupcake, a dense fudgey brownie…

It may surprise you to learn that the very best doughnuts I have ever eaten in my life are not from New York or London, but from a small easy-to-miss shop in Nottingham called Doughnotts. Forget your Crosstown Doughnuts, forget your Krispy Kremes – the best, no competition! The door is not obvious – you’ll see the wall of doughnuts first – and you have to go down a dark flight of stairs, but then…magic. Row upon row of the most amazing doughnuts I have ever had the pleasure of eating. Have you ever wanted a Peanut Butter Nutella doughnut? Or White Chocolate and Cranberry? Or Toffee Crisp? Or Custard Cream? They close when they sell out, and they sell out a lot.

So imagine my joy to discover Doughnotts are opening a store in my home city of Derby. Not a mile from my workplace. Joy, intermingled with ‘oh shit, I may never lose weight again’. Between this and the Brownie Points Bakery, home of the best brownies in the world, no lie, Derby is not good for my diet. So much temptation!

But if you ever randomly happen to find yourself in Derby in the future (it could happen!), you will not be sorry paying a visit to either of these shops. And if you feel like buying an extra one for me…

  4 comments for “Doughnuts and brownies and cupcakes, oh my!

  1. June 22, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    omg I clicked through on the link and they have a photo of their new Banofee and cookie dough – I WANT IT!!!!!!

    • June 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm

      Brownies or doughnuts? Either way, NOMS!

  2. Becky
    June 22, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Please have a banoffee shake and then describe it for us!

    • June 23, 2017 at 8:19 am

      I think I could make that sacrifice, take one for the team and all…

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