The latest in food fads has arrived in time for spring: The Sushi Donut hot on the heels of the Cronut! Come and get it the Sunday at the W5 Food Market.
As a rule, we enjoy a nutritious, delicious balanced diet in our house but rules, as they say, are meant to be broken. The cronut, the cleaver cloning of the croissant and the donut is the unanimous household rule break of choice ... it is the nutritional exception that proves the healthy rule. But of course we exclusively reserve the cronut treat for high holidays, birthdays, saints days, foreign visitors, special guests...
I do, however, have to work to get the cronuts: there are a lot of logistics involved in their procurement from the Rinkoff Bakery of Commercial Road or the Elizabeth Street location of luscious New Yorker Dominique Ansel in order to get them back to my family – panting in anticipation - in time for afternoon tea. I am actually grateful that they have the decency to be halfway across London making the effort herculean but well worth it but the constraints of time – and our waistlines – reduce my pilgrimages to once a month.
On the other hand, the sushi donut is the antidote to its triple bypass cronut. Completely devoid of sugar suspended in gluten and butter, then deep fried, instead it has all the well known and acknowledged benefits of sushi. This tasty, guiltfree sushi snack is all over social media like a rash and keeping the younger audience interested. A balanced and cheeky concoction of sushi rice with raw fish, crisp vegetables, seeds and cress toppings. Very photogenic - hence its recent Insta-fame - and the perfect snack size not dissimilar to an onigiri, temaki or half a sushi burrito. Try out my virtous sushi donut this coming Sunday at W5 Foo Market in Ealing . And who knows, it just may pop up on the menu at one of our Brøkton (link here) kitchen take overs at Vinidinista the first Tuesday of the month.