Five classic donuts, hot sandwich maker: who will come out on top?
At this point, it’s no secret that we like him Mr. Donut. With the regular rotation of delicious limited-edition donut flavors—sometimes even in the form of Pokemon—along with a truly delightful standard menu, we can’t help but want to stop there regularly to satisfy our sweet tooth.
One of our Japanese language reporters, foodie MG Ogawa, truly He loves Mr. Donut. In fact, he loves them so much that he decided to think of ways to make their cakes even better. While he was at the beginning of his intellectual journey, he received a message from heaven:
“My dear child…grill them. Mister Grill Donut in a hot sandwich maker, and he’ll open the way for you…”
“Roast them in a hot sandwich maker?!” Ogawa thought. “Looks delicious, okay!”
Thus, Ogawa followed in the footsteps of fellow Masanuki reporter to explore the potential of the hot sandwich maker. He quickly went to Mr. Donut and took a Five of the most classic cakes: French Crueller, Honey Churro, Honey Dip, Old-Fashioned, Pon-de-Ring. His goal: Grill each one in a hot sandwich maker for three minutes and see which is better. Ogawa assumed that Honey Dip would benefit most from the barbecue and that the old-fashioned, by contrast, wouldn’t change much. Was he right? Let’s find out.
Ogawa started with French Crueller. It’s popular as a lighter donut. How will you develop after grilling?
Put the buns in the hot sandwich maker and wait patiently for three minutes decadent sweet scent shouted through the room. When the timer rang, Ogawa couldn’t wait to see how it would come out.
Oh! I have got really cute char on it, which makes Ogawa excited to try it out. But first, he had to finish grilling the rest of the cake.
The second trial number was koru honey. Although it was his favorite donut, Ogawa predicted that it wouldn’t change much in the hot sandwich maker.
Three minutes later, he opened the sandwich press and thought, “Huh, yeah, he didn’t really do much.”
At least until he flips it over to reveal Latifah, crunchy bottom look. Ogawa couldn’t help but feel proud of the transformation that had taken place in him.
Next was the donut that Ogawa predicted would be the strongest contender for the Best Grilled Donut award: honey dip. His clad casing was definitely the ace in the hole here.
Three minutes later…
Oooooh!!! That’s the winner here, at least for now. It was guaranteed to be delicious. With his pretty brown exterior and good looks, a bright Ogawa can tell he’d be good without even tasting it. Mouth watering in the future.
But Ogawa had experience to run it, so he continued his mission by interrogating old fashion. To be honest, Ogawa didn’t expect roasting would make that much of a difference to this donut. Will it even look different?
Hold on for three minutes…
we will, He wouldn’t say it made a huge difference, but it had some signs of roasting. In addition, when he picked it up with tweezers, The cake looked somewhat softer nownot as strict and crumbly as usual.
Last but not least was Mr. Donut’s original cake, The Bon d’Ring.
Three minutes in a hot sandwich maker…
Completely different! It kind of looked like a special, limited-time-only Pon-de-Ring rather than the one they always sell.
Now that all the buns have been grilled, Ogawa puts them all on a plate to compare.
His bright saliva and the smell of roasted sugar were drooling. Could it be that these donuts have already exceeded the usual high level of deliciousness of Mr. Donut? Or could the charring have completely destroyed them? Only one way to find the exit. One by one, Ogawa’s tried each of Mr. Donut’s Grilled Donuts to find the best ones, starting with French Crueller.
It smelled like living hell for Ogawa, who had made the fatal mistake of cooking it on an empty stomach.
The marriage between crunch and fluff was absolutely perfect. French Cruellers are usually so tasty that you can just crush them one by one, but this was absolutely amazing. If Ogawa wasn’t careful, he’d end up grilling every French croissant in the world just to share that perfection. “I can’t stop eating it!” He cries, and pushes another bite even though he needed to pass on to the others.
Once he set aside the French Crueller roast, Ogawa took a moment to think. “This might be bad in the end,” He thought. This was just my first donut. Could others be just as good, or maybe even better? And if so, how could he choose one to be the winner? Eager to find out, Ogawa moved on to try koru honey.
When the pieces are cut apart The melted glaze expanded a littlemaking his heart beat in anticipation.
Honey Churro’s evolution was what it should have been. While the French Crueller completely turned out a different dessert in the hot sandwich maker, Honey Churro just got better in every way. Of particular note is how to get the donut Even more in advanceLike the crossover you might find in an amusement park or movie theater.
Next was honey dip.
Ogawa had the highest expectations about this, and his grilled appearance did not quench those expectations. It was like a whole new dimension of pleasure. I mean, just look at her!
The luster of the glaze…doesn’t it almost look good? Ogawa had to try not to stuff everything in his mouth.
But the expectation does not live up to reality. It was as if he was no longer a Honey Dip Donut and instead became a Like a pie with a crunchy texture. It was very tasty and Ogawa really liked it, but if you like Honey Dip because of its smooth and crunchy texture, it’s probably better if you don’t smear it.
Now it was old fashioned role. Visually, it was the donut that changed the least after grilling.
Can he defy expectations and end up being the tastiest?
It was definitely better than the original! Ogawa frankly finds the old-fashioned cakes a bit dry and tasteless, so he doesn’t usually like them. But cooked in a hot sandwich maker, this donut gained Crispy on the outside, moist inside, which made it more interesting. It turns out that old-fashioned cupcakes can be very tasty!
Finally, Ogawa made it to the final contender: Bon d’Ring.
Known for their more chewy texture, Pon-de-Ring cakes offer a completely different experience than other cakes. How does that turn out when grilled in a hot sandwich maker?
It was magically Both are crunchy and delicious. It had such an amazing texture that Ogawa kept eating it, and the more he ate it, the more famous the original chew became, and the more delicious it became. The fact that Ogawa managed to finish his taste test with something so delicious was a very good stroke of luck.
After tasting each donut, going back and reviewing and trying each one over and over, Ogawa came to a conclusion. Donuts that achieved delicious transformations in a hot sandwich maker were…
With its wonderfully crunchy and chewy texture, grilled Pon-de-Ring ends up being something everyone should try at least once in their life. Seriously, you won’t regret it.
On the other hand, the biggest disappointment, at least for Ogawa, turned out to be Honey Dip. It was good, but when it was grilled, It lost any trace of its original shape. It was such a shame that it simply turned into some kind of crunchy pancake. If it retains some of its original fluff, it could be a very strong competitor to the Pon-de-Ring.
Who would have thought that there is a way to make cakes evenly more Tasty? Ogawa would like to thank the Goddess Mr. Donut for this idea. If you are a sweet lover and you are a fan of Mister Donut, you will definitely want to try grilling your favorite in a hot sandwich maker. We almost have to wonder what their limited edition Japanese dessert-inspired cake will be like…
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