Last night J and I made a stop at the Greenbush Bakery. For those of you not in the know, the Greenbush is very near the UW campus and stays open into the wee hours of the morning on the weekends, and thus does a brisk business with the after-bar crowd. (We stopped by much earlier in the evening.) We honestly couldn’t remember the last time we’d had doughnuts, but J had had a rough week at work; we had actually been at his office all Saturday afternoon and he’s headed back there today. Plus, his birthday is right around the corner, so we decided to indulge ourselves even in the aftermath of holiday overeating.
We ended up getting a half dozen ($5). If you’re doing the math, the picture only shows five doughnuts; that’s because we had to eat one before we got home. In my opinion, that shows remarkable will power, since at least two would normally be eaten in the Greenbush parking lot, and more on the ride home. At any rate, we thoroughly enjoyed our treats last night and this morning. (Our will power was strong enough that we had three left over for breakfast.) The peanut-topped cake doughnut was my first Greenbush doughnut many years ago, so it always makes me feel nostalgic, and the chewy/fluffy chocolate-frosted glazed yeast doughnut takes me back all the way to my childhood. J and I both agreed with Kelly at the Brownies and Zucchini blog that, for better or worse, the Greenbush doughnuts are pretty dang sweet — so much so that I didn’t even bother putting sugar in my coffee this morning per usual. On the plus side, despite what the (somewhat old) reviews at Yelp say, we had friendly customer service from the fella behind the counter.