Tuesday, 31 March 2009

SOPHISTICATION !

Its Natemares birthday , so we have cakes at work today , and I am munching my way thru a delicious jam donut.

Donuts are a Beast kind of cake , an honest to goodness sugary , greasy , jammy , moist delight . Nothing fancy or pretentious about them.


This brought to mind early childhood birthdays .We used to go for a meal at the local Wimpy Bar , in those days it had waitress service and was the height of sophistication for a 6 year old. If it was your birthday you were allowed to have the most expensive thing on the menu , which at that time was The Knickerbocker Glory . I recognised even at a tender age the 'Fur coat and no knickers' dessert that it was . It never tasted as good as it looked ,all flash and no substance

My dessert of choice was always the understated glamour of The Brown Derby , named after the famous Hollywood Eatery , it was basically a ring donut with a blob of ice cream in the middle , covered in chocolate fudge sauce and a dollop of cream.

I have scoured the Internet for a picture of The Brown Derby dessert but to no avail , does anyone else remember The Bender Burger ( no doubt Piggy's burger of choice) it was a normal beef burger in a bun with a rubbery frankfurter bent round it , but it was probably my first introduction to the concept of being adventurous with food :-)

17 comments:

scarlet-blue said...

Is this The Brown Derby?
.... they probably serve them at Walnut World...
Sx

Hammer said...

I always asked for a plain vanilla cone for my birthday because I was never into the fancy stuff.

Of course if I had known about a brown derby I would have certainly gone for that.

MJ said...

Canada is the donut capital of the world.

Our nation would be like one gigantic feed trough for you.

scarlet-blue said...

Or there's this?
Sx

inkspot said...

I was a Bender boy. They had notches cut in them so they would bend. Not like on Frobisher's blog.

The Old Tarf said...

No, but I always liked the Wimpy burgers esp. with the fried onions. Knickerboker glory was my favorite treat when I had any money at the
Friary.

Ponita in Real Life said...

Mr. Beast, that is a glorious jambuster you have pictured there at the beginning of your post.

Here in Canada we have the Boston Cream, which is a donut, like a jambuster, but it is filled with a custard-like cream and glazed with chocolate. It is my fave!

A burger wrapped in a weiner sounds gross....

eroswings said...

I luv the jam filled donuts! But my fave is the simple, humble, sweet delicious glazed donut.

Clearly, you have excellent taste!

BEAST said...

I will respond to comments later today hopefully . The Beast is currently extending the Entente cordial to some Italian visitors , and its all getting very messy

BEAST said...

won't be commenting tonight iether , straight out the door to the Slave Pits of Dorchester and won't be back till late

MJ said...

Fine.

But you can't win the Teen Angst compo if you don't play.

scarlet-blue said...

Are you back yet Mr beastie?
Will a chocolate eclair do?
Sx

MJ said...

Well don't bother coming 'round now 'cause you're too late.

BEAST said...

Yes I was waaaaaaay to late , I had a 16 hour working day yesterday , so was a wee bit tired
***Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz***

MJ said...

Well I am going to bed.

I can't wait around all night for you and work my schedule around you.

MJ said...

And don't think I've saved any donuts for you either.

Rachel Noy said...

Oh dear, I'm drooling.

Nothing like a bit of food porn on a Thursday afternoon.

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