Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Speaking Of Donuts.....

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Speaking of donuts, which I was in my last post, reminded me of when I was the owner, with a partner, of a donut shop and cafe. It was a long time ago and I was working full time as a paralegal.  The attorney I worked for thought it would be a great idea for his wife, Sue, and I to buy this little shop.

Before you could say "huh" we were the proud owners of  a donut and sandwich shop. She worked in the shop full time and I worked one or two days on the weekends. At least that was the schedule when our baker showed up at 2 a.m. every morning to make the donuts. The times when the baker called in sick or went on vacation were a whole different story. With no baker, it was up to Sue and I to go in at 2 a.m. and attempt to make donuts. Even though the baker (who we later found out was a convicted felon) had "trained" us both in the art of donut making, our middle of the night donut making escapades were pretty much a comedy of errors. With a lot of laughter and sometimes a few tears, we always got the dozens and dozens of donuts made and frosted and on trays in the display cabinet for a 6 a.m. opening.

All these years later, it is not the working every weekend, or the not quite getting our little business to yield a profit, or even the pain of getting up to go in at 2 a.m. to make donuts, that I remember the most about this venture. What I remember the most is how a broken donut, fresh out of the fryer, iced with a little bit of chocolate frosting, tasted so good at 4 o'clock in the morning.


  1. that is hard work making donuts....

  2. Now I understand your love for donuts. Yes, I'm sure it was HARD work, but sounds like a lovely venture to at least try. A true adventure, with yummy "mistakes" to gobble up.

  3. I bet it did taste delicious fresh out of the fryer. Such an intersting tid bit about your past. Thanks for sharing.

  4. A business owner, eh? Someone forgot to do a background check on the hired help. LOL

    No wonder you didn't turn a profit. You ate all the profits. LOL x 2

  5. I can imagine how good that donut would taste!! LOL about the convicted felon, did your boss represent him? What a wonderful venture to do though; I always thought having a sandwich shop in the right location would be a fun business to have!!

    now I want a donut :)


  6. I can't even imagine how much work is involved in making that many donuts! I rarely eat them, but Boston Cream is my favorite.

  7. Oh my gosh! I would double my weight if I worked at a donut shop. I love glazed donuts! Oh, and I love the chocolate frosted buns filled with pudding, too. Yummmmm...

  8. What a great story! Delicious...

  9. I can only imagine how great a warm donut dipped in icin' tastes. Mmmmm, melt in your mouth good!!! Gee, I can't remember the last time I had a donut!!!

    I fear if I'd had anything to do with a donut shop you'd have to roll me 'cause I'd be to heavy to walk upright! Heeehehe

    It's funny, that's what I say when I get up every mornin' at dark~thirty to fix Farm Boy breakfast an pack his lunch and snacks for the day. "It's time to make the donuts!!!

    God bless ya sweetie and have a great day!!!

  10. You had a donut shop. That´s great. I never would have thought. And I bet after working from 2 am in the morning those donuts were soooo good!
    I would gain another 50 pounds, if I worked in a donut shop. I couldn´t resist them!

  11. I worked at a bakery long long time ago and those donuts are the best!


  12. I didn't know you had done this as a profession. Isn't the training quite long? I would love to hear if it's quite easy to make them or requires a lot of skill.