If you like bacon and most of you reading this should, this doughnut is for you. This doughnut is created for you when you order, unlike other places which have their maple bacon doughnuts pre-made and sitting on a shelf in a display case. The presentation is simple; it is all about the large amount of bacon sitting on top of the large doughnut, held together by the maple icing. (Things are definitely bigger in Texas!) It just sits there in its glory on a bare metal plate. The amount of bacon is simply absurd, I have tried other bacon doughnuts where there is a little crumbled bacon thrown on top as garnish or at the most a lonely single strip. Just look at the photo and see for yourself, I think there are at least three strips of goodness cut in half so it fits on top of the doughnut!
The smell of the freshly cooked doughnut and bacon just makes me begin to salivate. It made it difficult to hold still and photograph the dish. Doughnuts are just made to be eating warm, so is bacon; and on my first bite, I begin to believe it should be the only way. Bacon and doughnuts are just made to go together as they have so many similarities. Both are sweet and savoury, and both present an initial crunch. The maple icing just ties these two layers together. It is an explosion of flavour, really an explosion. I wish I had taken a photo of myself eating this!
I am torn about this doughnut. I absolutely love it and would want to eat this often, but then maybe my body would hate me, so in a way I am glad that Gourdough’s is located in Austin, Texas. Road trip anyone?
Restaurant: Gourdough’s Public House
Location: Austin, Texas