As if you needed another reason to eat these deep fried balls of pillowy, doughy joy, there’s actually a week dedicated to the donut in all its forms.
Curry week, Sausage Week, Chip week and Cheese week must all bow down to the hallowed time that is National Donut Week, happening 12th-19th May.
London favourite Selfridges sell fine bread and donuts from Fergus Henderson’s St John’s Bakery – including the bloggers favourite and utterly addictive custard donut; to celebrate National Donut Week the bakers are producing seven extra flavours, normally only available from ultra-chic, under-the-radar new London food market, Maltby Street.
The must-try donuts include apple and cinnamon, apple and rhubarb, fresh strawberry jam, lemon curd and a brand new chocolate donut.
Now – if you’re far away from a Selfridges, then fear not – during National Donut Week we’re pretty sure almost any donut will do – but we do have one stipulation: the donut must be fried, not baked, it makes all the tasty difference – and donuts should be a treat, not a health food! St John donuts, available 12th-19th May, priced at £2.49, from Selfridges.