It is December 24. And it is 70°F degrees outside. Unseasonable weather calls for an unseasonable doughnut. We took our new-fashioned doughnut dough and made thumbprints. We rolled the fried dough in our strawberry sugar. We filled the thumbprint with vanilla pudding. We topped the pudding with brown butter crumbs. The doughnut was sweet, floral and tender. The pudding is rich and creamy. The brown butter crumbs were nutty sweet with a caramel backbone. The doughnut was strawberry shortcake. In December.
And apparently we were thinking about this idea when we were just starting our R&D for Curiosity Doughnuts.