Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Doughnut Shop

I never eat doughnuts.


I’d rather save the calories for other delicious treats like McVities Digestive Biscuits.  And wine.

Then I went to Rehoboth Beach, DE and, on the recommendation of a friend, visited The Fractured Prune. 

I rarely eat doughnuts.

The Fractured Prune is an all-the-rage doughnut franchise based in Ocean City, MD. There are multiple locations in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Ocean City, New Jersey.  The shop offers delicious yellow-cake doughnuts that are freshly made and hand dipped in a variety of glazes such as blueberry, mocha, mint, caramel, cherry, banana and, of course, the always reliable chocolate and honey.  As if the glazes were not sinful enough, you can further embellish the confection with toppings such as sprinkles, jimmies, coconut, peanuts, cooking and cracker crumbs and chocolate chips.

If you are not feeling particularly creative or are just stymied by the many and scrumptious choices of glazes and toppings, no worries, just order from the specialty doughnut list…..they’ve done the “what will taste good together” work for you!  I chose the Black Forest – raspberry glaze, coconut and mini chocolate chips, the Peppermint Patty – mint glaze, mini chocolate chips, the Banana Nut – banana glaze, cinnamon, sugar, nuts, and the Lemonade -- lemon glaze and sugar.  I also threw in some chocolate covered and glazed doughnuts just for kicks and giggles. 

I was feeling nostalgic.

I have to warn you, these doughnuts – served up warm – are seriously good.  And dangerous.  The best I ever had.  Myfitnesspal is gonna be downright salty about this entry. 

Visit The Fractured Prune on the web here.  I wondered about the odd name of this company and to get the history we go back to a story from the late 1800's.    When the owner of the franchise wanted to come up with a catchy name for his new enterprise, he decided to do some research on the land he owned.  Turns out that a local woman, Prunella Shriek, owned much of the land in the Ocean City, MD area.  Prunella was a character and liked to compete with men in sporting activities, during which she often got injured. Despite these injuries, she diligently returned to competition, often on crutches.  Thereafter she was affectionately dubbed, fractured Prunella. 
There is a specialty doughnut called the Ms. Prunella -- mixed berry glaze with a cinnamon topping.

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