Jenny’s Bakery has been on my radar for years and I’ve frequented the bakery on multiple occasions in an attempt to review their donuts. Unfortunately, every time I’ve gone, there’s been no suitable donut for this blog. There is always a display case stuffed full of fancy cronuts and zeppoles, but no plain and simple donut with a hole punched out of its middle, icing dribbled over its rotund figure and some sort of garnish on top.
I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised. The name “Jenny’s Gourmet Bakery” doesn’t lend itself to your standard bakery fare. This is the sort of bakery where you find flakey crusts stuffed with rosemary, halloumi and rocket – not an undifferentiated glob of congealed gravy and meat tucked into a pastry. At Jenny’s, you’ll find delicately crafted Italian donuts from a recipe passed down generations, not your standard pink and sprinkled deep-fried creation.
But I’ve been following the bakery on its social media channels and I started to notice an increase in donuts which met our criteria. Still, every time I went in they had sold out; it seemed doubtful I would ever get to review them.
Finally, one day, I lucked out. As we waited in the queue I noticed that in the donut display were simple, pink-frosted donuts. Finally!
The donut, as you’ll see, was close to being excellent but it was let down by its topping. So many bakeries seem to stumble at this last hurdle, and very few seem to get it right. As for the bakery itself, I was there for the donut, but it was hard not to be tempted by the beautiful array of baked goods they had on offer. Irrespective of if you’re a donut fan, the bakery is definitely worth a visit.