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If you’re a doughnut fan, you “dough-not” want to miss out on this place.
When vacationing in Seagrove, Florida, my husband and I visited the Five Daughters Bakery airstream in 30A. Check out my 30A trip blog post here. I had heard about Five Daughters Bakery before we went, so I was already looking forward to trying out their doughnuts. They have locations in other areas throughout the U.S. as well, but this was my first experience.
Their most famous doughnuts are not your everyday doughnut. They are made of croissant dough, so there are 100 layers inside. Each layer is soft, yet crispy, so biting into it feels like a whole new experience. The doughnuts themselves are pretty tall (considering they have 100 layers). Some of their cronuts (croissant-like doughnut) are filled with cream, rolled in sugar, and then glazed. They also have paleo doughnuts, vegan doughnuts, and yeast-raised doughnuts (your normal doughnut), so there really is something for everyone!
Ordering from the Airstream
First of all, ordering from a vintage airstream is really fun. The doughnuts are made at a commercial kitchen and then delivered early in the morning to the airstream. (I know this because I made my husband go with me really early so we could get the best pick! He’s the best.)
There’s a large ordering window that lets out the sweet smell of doughnuts while you peruse the menu. The menu is more of a display case though, which makes you want to buy all of the doughnuts. They set out the choices for the day and place a little card beside each doughnut with its name. The card also tells you if it’s a vegan, paleo, yeast-raised, or 100-layer doughnut. While you wait to order or get your order, you can also check out their cute t-shirts. I’m a big t-shirt collector when I visit a place, but sadly they didn’t have my size that day.
We ended up getting six doughnuts so everyone in our family could try one. We got a King Kong, Cinnamon-Sugar, Strawberry Shortcake, two Maple Glazed, and a Chocolate Peanut Butter 100-layer doughnut. They were packaged in a cute doughnut box that fit them all perfectly. The box made it much easier to get them back to the house (and kept me from eating them all before we got there).
I opted for the King Kong, which is a 100-layer doughnut filled with cream and topped with maple glaze and bacon. Bacon makes everything better, right? Honestly, I loved this doughnut. That crunch of a cronut is unlike anything I’ve ever tried. The cream was really thick and fluffy, and it wasn’t too sweet like some fillings can be. The maple glaze was a great taste to pair with the bacon because it reminded me of pancakes and bacon (which is a great breakfast pairing). Also, the bacon was the perfect texture with it being just a little chewy. I’m not a fan of crunchy bacon. It also added the right amount of saltiness to counteract the sweetness. Would I eat it again? Absolutely.
The other doughnuts were, of course, eaten by my family members. The maple glaze doughnuts were very similar to my doughnut except they didn’t have bacon. My father-in-law and sister-in-law enjoyed those. My mother-in-law ate the strawberry shortcake, which had a strawberry glaze and cream filling. Lastly, my husband ate the cinnamon-sugar doughnut. It didn’t have a glaze or filling with it, so it was more like an original cronut. He liked it, but he still wishes he would have tried one with a filling (he missed out!).
All in all, I highly recommend giving Five Daughters Bakery a try. It’s a really cute place with really great doughnuts, and they have an awesome backstory. Plus, how awesome is it to order doughnuts by the ocean?