Lucky’s Doughnuts-Kitsilano

Donuts are practically a dietary staple since they’re pretty cheap at Tim Horton’s. However, at Lucky’s these are not your typical mass produced doughnuts. Everything is made from scratch and in-store everyday. That also explains the higher price points (~$3). I dropped by one day while I was in the area and snagged a Lemon Poppyseed Doughnut. Yes still going through that lemon phase folks.

Lucky's DoughnutsOkay please excuse my hastily snapped picture and the weird lighting. I was taking it to go and it was quite busy in there so I just quickly took a picture on the counter lol and left before people would think I was weird… =_________=

Anyway, there was a good amount of poppyseeds on it and it was a good size. When I bit into the doughnut, I was expecting maybe a more cake like fluffy texture. It was actually more like a cross between a light doughnut and a cruller but less moist. It just retained a slight chew to it but it wasn’t that light either. Hope that makes sense! The lemon glaze was zesty with the right amount of sweetness to it. I thought it was pretty good but I’m not sure if I wanna pay over $3 for a doughnut. Then again I have to say I wouldn’t mind grabbing one occasionally :P

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Lemon Bread Recipe

I’ve been obsessed lately with lemon flavoured baked goods. One problem though, I’m not a great baker… so I found a really easy recipe for lemon bread. One that I can’t really go wrong with. First of all I never knew grating lemon zest would be so difficult! I think I should have done it before I squeezed the juice out and then I had no baking powder so I used baking soda instead. I think that might be why it didn’t rise very much. Also I didn’t scrape the bowl properly while mixing so there was some butter that was still unmixed at the bottom. Learning from my mistakes here! Did I also mention that I failed at microwaving the butter to soften it? I was trying a new function on it and now I know not to use it. =_________=

Lemon Bread

Lemon Bread

As you can see here, it’s very flat. =( It also lacked lemon flavour because I didn’t use enough lemon zest. However, there was still some lemony flavours there!

Lemon BreadIt was nice and moist though but a lot more dense the next day. I fixed that by popping it in the microwave (my favourite kitchen appliance!). You can find the recipe here if you’re a fan of lemon bread! I still need to make lemon bars and lemon cookies and lemon brownies and lemon pie… I’ll let you know how that goes. =D