In early January my husband and I toured Victoria in our car, camping the Grampians and Great Ocean Road. The drive to Victoria also gave us the opportunity to visit many regional bakeries in SA. After over a week of Victoria, and fully sated from a continuous plethora of starchy camp food and eating out, we were headed back to Adelaide. But not wanting to miss an opportunity, we decided to stop by two bakeries on the way home. “The diet starts on Monday,” we told ourselves in justification, “with one month donut-free”. I honestly can’t think when the last time I went a whole month without a donut – it would be a challenge.
However, writing a donut blog requires this writer to have a review every week – so we donut loaded.
Morning Loaf Bakery in Keith is associated with Morning Loaf Bakery in Bordertown. We had tried to go to the Bordertown bakery just over a week before, but the long queues and lack of donuts hampered our effort. The Keith Bakery wasn’t as aesthetically pleasing as the Bordertown one. The bakery in Bordertown also had an appealing adjacent reserve filled with luscious green grass, leafy trees casting cool shadows and a babbling brook – but the queues in Keith were absent and seats were aplenty. The efficient server in Keith said that the donuts were brought in fresh from their other bakery on a daily basis. She packaged a huge donut, an iced coffee and a couple of pies for us to go.
Realising there wasn’t anywhere to go in Keith, especially on a day with temperatures in the high 30’s, we sat down to eat inside. The pies were steaming hot, the coffee ice cold and the donut so large that we struggled to finish it between the two of us. However, knowing that a donut hiatus was imminent we wasted none and enjoyed every bite.