The enormous bag of Halloween candy remains intact, so we had to do something to alleviate the impending sugar-crisis around here. This morning, as my oldest was shaking the candy bag to see if he could break the seal, I got a hankering for cider and donuts.
Have you ever heard of this? The first time I’d ever known that such a combo existed was when I visited a friend in Michigan. She rhapsodized about it, even as I didn’t quite understand. I mean, apple cider along with a donut? It seemed… slightly disgusting.
Turns out that cider donuts are not like the jelly-filled, cream-filled, or iced kind that I was thinking of. A real cider donut is a basic cake donut, maybe touched with a bit of granulated sugar or cinnamon-sugar. Slightly warmed, it is the perfect foil for the tart-but-sweet apple cider goodness.
Yesterday we went looking for them in the store.
We went looking for them, to no avail. Then we got smart and started calling grocery stores to see if they had them. Most of them said the same thing: “Cider donuts? What’s that? Donuts made from cider?”
My husband explained that he was looking for a cake donut with cinnamon-sugar. This is the closest thing he could find:
Sounds great right? These are cake donuts with apple bits baked in and covered with a cinnamon and powdered sugar mixture. Not to be a stickler, but to paraphrase Obi-Wan Kenobi: “These are not the cider donuts you’re looking for.”
Of course, we ate them anyway. They were delicious.
Have you ever heard of cider-and-donuts? What’s your favorite thing to couple with apple cider? (By the way, if you read far enough down in this post, you’ll see my husband’s favorite thing).