Keep your Krispy Kreme and your Dunkin Donuts. Give me old-school old-fashioned doughnuts that are lovingly kneaded and shaped or rolled and cut. If I'm going to splurge on a doughnut, the flavor, the crispy crunch of the crust, and the pillowy softness of the dough had better make every single calorie worth it.
If the rise of mom-and-pop doughnut shops is any indication, it seems I'm in a growing chorus of folks who are asking for better, more thoughtfully-made pastries. Here in Birmingham, we have two up-and-coming made-from-scratch doughnut shops