Written by Marjan Thu'thu
This time in our still new Love This Dish series, we are putting the spotlight on some bewitching donuts we had from Jazz Cafe’.
They are called The Guilty Farudhee Donuts and they come filled; you can have them with either chocolate or cream filling and we’ve had both. Below, we tell you why we’ve fallen for them.
First of all they are big, like 4 inches in diameter. When it comes to donuts, size definitely matters and the TGF Donuts scored high in that arena.
They are also soft; the crumb structure is nice and airy. They are not greasy at all too, and there’s not going to be a film of oil on your fingers after you pick one up.
It’s quite pleasant to bite into because although it’s soft, it does have a good bite, and there’s that slight whiff of yeast, and a hint of saltiness perhaps from butter. When bitten into, the filling, both in the chocolate one and in the cream one, oozes a bit. Not uncontrollably though, but with a bit of sensuality and we like that.
None of the fillings are overly sweet and that’s a huge plus point in our book because many a donuts we’ve had that tasted of sugar and nothing else.
The chocolate filling is dark and deep and that against the sugar granules on the outside of the donut is a lovely play on textures and tastes as there’s a pop of sweetness against the chocolaty bitterness. There’s a hint of vanilla in the cream filling, and this one too is just lovely against the sugar granules. It also had us thinking of cheese, although it’s really unlikely that there’s cheese in there.
The chocolate filled ones are for MVR 35 apiece and the cream filled ones are for MVR 30. Given their size and flavor, we think that’s quite reasonable. You can pick them up or have them delivered; for delivery your order has to be MVR 100 or above.
And do they live up to their name? Who knows? The Guilty Farudhee Donuts certainly fall under the guilty pleasures category of things in life. And after you indulge in them, you can always file them under self-care responsibilities because they’ll make you happy.