I got a Lemon Cheesecake Doughnut from a place called Donut Stop in The Stables at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
I could tell by looking at it that I was not really going to enjoy it. There was something about the look of it that told me it was going to be ordinary. And I could see that the stall wasn’t popular. When there is no one waiting to buy anything, it’s a clear sign that it’s not a goer. And they had plenty of stock in the window.
Anyway, it’s my civic duty to report on doughnuts, so I got one.
There was a sign saying that they made the doughnuts right there, although they had clearly finished for the day by the time I arrived.
They sold trays of loaded doughnuts for $15. I was pleased I didn’t go down that path.
My Lemon Cheesecake Doughnut cost me $5. And it was pretty small.
They had other options. None were labelled with a name or a price.
So what was it like?
The doughnut itself was firm and not airy – just not cooked well – not a great recipe.
The topping had a lightly tasting lemon curd with what I guess was cheesecake. The flavours weren’t strong. There was a coconut ball on top. I thought it was going to be a Baci, but it wasn’t.
It’s just didn’t come together for me.
I really hate to give a negative review. I mean, the lady was very nice and the service was good. The product let them down.
I can’t find any references to Donut Stop online, so I wonder if they sell doughnuts at any time other than the Easter Show?