Dum Dum Donutterie – Doughnuts launch in Boxpark, Shoreditch!

Chloe, from CAN Associates, drumming up custom outside!

Chloe, from CAN Associates, drumming up custom outside!

A very impressive Croquembouche on display as you walked into their store!

A very impressive Croquembouche on display as you walked into their store!

We went to the launch of Dum Dum Doughnuts in Boxpark, located in the trendy surrounds of Shoreditch. The brains behind this company are patisserie owner and artisan chef, Paul Hurley and his father Tom.

The difference with Dum Dum Doughnuts compared to other doughnut companies is that they use a unique (patented) baking process to offer a selection of freshly baked, handmade doughnuts (which are lower fat than standard ones), with the Dum Dum Cronut amongst their limited collection accompanied by another affectionately called “The Zebra” (one we are planning on returning to try). Why consume an unhealthy fried donut, when you can get your doughnut fix served by these lovely guys with a third of the fat content. For example, their traditional Dum Dum Raspberry Preserve Doughnut has 6g of fat compared to the traditional 17g of fat in a classic American style jam doughnut. Baking is the way forward!

Jenna, from CAN Associates, welcoming people inside with an original Dum Dum Raspberry Doughnut

Jenna, from CAN Associates, welcoming people inside with an original Dum Dum Raspberry Doughnut

The friendly Paul chatting and creating a doughnut selection

The friendly Paul chatting and creating a doughnut selection

Toooooo many choices!

Toooooo many choices!

 

Special treats - including a baked donut eclair!

Special treats – including a baked donut eclair!

Chocolate & Hazelnut, and Almond Glazed doughnuts

Chocolate & Hazelnut, and Almond Glazed doughnuts

Their traditional Real Raspberry and Strawberry Puree doughnuts

Their traditional Real Raspberry and Strawberry Puree doughnuts

Creme Brulee & Banoffee doughnuts

Creme Brulee & Banoffee doughnuts

Paul was so busy and dashing about! In the foreground, The Zebra, The Dum Dum Cronut, and the Peter Andre Yum Yum doughnuts

Paul was so busy and dashing about!
In the foreground, The Zebra, The Dum Dum Cronut, and the Peter Andre Yum Yum doughnuts

We particularly loved the Creme Brulee and the jam-packed Real Raspberry doughnuts. The creme brulee had a wonderful crunchy caramel top as you bit into it – one of our favourite desserts in doughnut form! They have decent amount of fillings in all their doughnuts.

Thanks to Paul and Tom, Chloe and Jenna (from CAN Associates – PR), and the rest of the Dum Dum Donutterie Boxpark team for looking after us. Looking forward to visiting again soon for our next healthier, baked doughnut fix!

Also, check out their other location at Westfield Shopping Centre which has been a real success. Well done guys!

Twitter: @dumdumdoughnuts @boxpark @ChloeAtCAN @JennaAtCAN @ClaireAtCAN @JeanetteAtCan @CAN_OFFICIAL #DumDumDomination #fdbloggers @ESFeatures @EveningStandard @westfieldlondon

Where to find them:

Dum Dum Donutterie
Unit 31, Box Park
2-4 Bethnal Green Road
Shoreditch
London
E1 6GY

info@dumdums.co.uk

http://dumdums.co.uk/

http://canassociates.co.uk/

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About goantolondon

International food and travel blog by London based British Goan duo: Jason and Chiara Pinto. Twitter: @goantolondon @jasonpinto100 @chiarapinto About Goa: Goa is a small state on the western coast of India. Though the smallest Indian state, Goa has played an influential role in Indian history. Goa was one of the major trade centers in India, thus it had always been attracting the influential dynasties, seafarers, merchants, traders, monks and missionaries since its earliest known history. Throughout its history Goa has undergone continual transformation, leaving an indelible impression on various aspects of its cultural and socio-economic development. History of Goa: The East-West symbiosis of Goa makes it different from other parts of India, more than the historical and social niche. The history of Goa is a sweet and sour story of colonial heritage, oppressive rulers, a glorious culture, and uneventful immediate past. As a land with the identity of its own, Goa was brought into focus when it was liberated of Portugal from its oppressive rule of around 450 hundred years in 1961. Goa was captured and annexed to the Portuguese in 1510 following the urges of trade and demand of spices and also cottons and indigo. But, Goa has a history that starts much before Portugal even thought of Goa being where it is. Goa was coveted and ruled by a great number of Indian kingdoms and dynasties from the 4th century onwards. The first kingdom to rule Goa and Konkan were Bhojas, who were the feudatories of Ashoka in 4th and 5th centuries AD. The city of Chandrapur (present Chandor) was founded by Prince Chandraditya, son of Chalukya King Pulakesin from 566 to 597 A.D. after this, Goa was ruled consecutively by Silahara Dynasty, Kadamba Danasty, and finally Hoysalas from 1022 to 1342 A.D. From the 14th century onwards, Goa became a great trading center on the west coast, especially in the vast trade of horses imported from the Middle East. This was the time for bigger empires to move in and Vijayanagar Empire conquered it in 1344. But there empire was not going to last too long and in 1347, Bahmani Sultans defeated Vijayanagara forces in 1347 and controlled Goa. Afterwards, it was a time of great prosperity and peace for Gpa, especially during the rules of Yusuf Adil Shah and Ismail Adil Shah. They created beautiful houses, fortified Goa, and encouraged local craftsmen. Their liberal and progressive rule was not going to last too long and situation changed in 1510 A.D. Goa for all purposes was not on the Portuguese Radar even after a long time of their presence in India. When the Portuguese nobleman Alfonso de Albuquerque and his cousin Francisco de Albuquerque were sent with a powerful fleet in 1503 on the orders of King Dom Manuel I, the purpose was to defend the cargoes of spices, mostly pepper, against Arab Muslim raiders. The center of spice trade was Calicut at that time and Portuguese had built forts in Cochin and Cannanore. It was in 1506-08 that an opportunistic pirate, Timoja, persuaded Albuquerque to attack Goa and acquire a better land base. This made Goa, Portugal's first real territorial acquisition in Asia. After a brief period of recapturing by the Muslims, Goa Albuquerque finally captured Goa in 1510. The inquisition of Goa in 1540 reversed the previous liberal policy of Albuquerque and imposed strict censorship of literature and new laws to forbade non-Christians from professions. Forced conversions took place continuously, censorship was established on literature, the temples were destroyed, and non-Christian priests, holy men, and teachers were evicted. This led to continuous fleeing of Hindus from Goa to other parts of India. It is not that the relationship with Portugal brought only destruction for the Goans. Portuguese also built great churches like the church of St. Cajetan and Bom Jesus basilica in Old Goa, which is a pilgrimage site for the Christians from around the world. But it is also true that pre-1961; Goa was a highly impoverished region very backward and primitive. It is after the liberation that Goa of today has emerged and it has surprised even the locals many of whom had left their homeland before its liberation. Portugal and India are today friends and Goa continues to be a fascinating blend of Latin and Oriental. Information sourced from: http://www.royalorienttrain.com/goa/goa-history.html
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