The county may be home to the famous GCHQ Doughnut, but there are plenty of more delicious variants across Gloucestershire which deserve recognition.
Whether you’re a fan of classic jam, a seasonal special, or an indulgent sugar fest, feast your eyes on seven places to enjoy some of Gloucestershire’s most delicious doughnuts.
Located in The Suffolks area of Cheltenham, Baker & Graze is a hot spot for breakfast, brunch, lunch and coffees. A visit isn’t complete without sampling some of its baked goods, in particular its tempting doughnuts, with flavours such as chocolate mousse and honey comb; caramelised white chocolate and pistachio; and lemon curd with Italian meringue.
Aside from its irresistible sandwiches, breads, and cakes, Cheltenham’s award-winning Sandwich Box offers an array of freshly prepared doughnuts sure to entice even the healthiest of eaters. With past flavours such as chocolate brioche with honeycomb cream; and rocky road with custard, the bakery raises the bar on a standard jam doughnut!
Doughnut fans can get their fix with Pippins’ handmade treats, which are available to buy at Stroud’s weekly Farmers’ Market. The unique fillings encompass regular flavours such as vanilla custard; lemon curd; and butterscotch with hazelnut; whilst seasonal specials include strawberries and cream, and lime and coconut.
A favourite Cotswold café chain, Huffkins is best known for its infamous lardy cake, but its scrumptious Bee Sting also has a fan following. A sweet bun dough filled with apricot jam and custard, topped with a honey glaze, sliced almonds and a fun iced bee, the sweet treat offers a unique twist on a standard doughnut.
Independent Gloucestershire bakery, Jane’s Pantry, has a number of outposts across the county that are perfect for grabbing a freshly baked treat on the go. Little and big kids are sure to love the fun face doughnuts, while the traditional jam doughnuts are literally bursting with deliciousness!
South West artisan bakery, Parsons, champions everything local, from its employees to its products, with its classic baked goods putting smiles on the faces of county cake lovers. Its sugary doughnuts are a highlight, promising all of the gooey jam goodness you’d expect.
There are two Gloucestershire outposts where you can sample Hobbs House’s tasty treats, with award-winning breads and amazing cakes, along with decadent doughnuts. From brioche doughnuts filled with caramel flavoured custard and topped with honeycomb, to a jam-packed staple, the menu is sure to have you smacking your lips.
By Kathryn Godfrey
Monday 24 April 2017
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