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Something We Love: Yummies' Glazed Buttermilk Blossom

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The glazed buttermilk blossom at Yummies in Venice.

The glazed buttermilk blossom at Yummies in Venice.

For almost 25 years, Yummies Donuts (5005 Englewoood Road, Venice, 493-7170, yummiesdonuts.com) has provided sweet morning treats to the Venice area, with a huge array of donuts ranging from plain cake to cream-filled, maple-glazed sticks. They also bake fresh bagels, muffins and breads, as well as serving a vast selection of barbecued meats from the smoker alongside the simple storefront on Englewood Road.

However, the cream of the crop is the shop’s glazed buttermilk blossom. A crescent of cake covered in crisp crenellations, this donut has the richness associated with sour cream varieties, toned down just enough by the buttermilk to let the refined, tender crumb shine through. The glaze clings to all the nooks and folds in the donut, gilding the cakey lily with a burst of sugar at each bite, never flaking off onto your clothes like you find at lesser shops.

Crunchy and tender in turns, this donut manages to straddle the line between overblown excess and simple pleasure. That means one is enough, but two won’t put you into a coma.

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Brian Ries

Brian Ries is the editor of ticketsarasota.com.
Last modified: January 14, 2014
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