I couldn’t decide between an old-fashioned cake donut or a fluffy yeast-raised one when I wandered into a donut shop in Blanco this morning, so I got both – plus a kolache.
The verdict? I’m officially going on record as saying the glazed donut from Main St. Donuts & Kolaches was the best I’d ever eaten.
I landed in Blanco County this weekend for an overnight visit with my friend Marcy, who lives on 20 acres with a herd of horses and three dogs. Sunday morning, we ventured into town for a treat. The donut shop opened six years ago at 49A Main Street but we’d never tried it.
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The shop sells hand-made donuts and other breakfast items. From the looks of the packed parking lot, they had the market cornered. We waited in line a few minutes, debating what to order. I’m not into crazy donuts, but this shop’s got those too – donuts awash in red sprinkles, decorated to look like Elmo from Sesame Street. Bacon and maple frosting topped donuts. Donuts showered in M&M candies.
In the end, we walked away with a box of pastries, including an apple fritter, a cinnamon twist, some sausage kolaches, a Long John (which the clerk injected with vanilla pudding while we watched), a cake donut and a few glazed donuts.
A fluffy, cloud-like glazed donut
We whisked our haul back to Marcy’s house, where we sat on the porch outside and watched the horses while we got our sugar fix.
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But listen up. If donuts were clouds, the glazed one was a puffy cumulus – summery, light as air, and yeasty, with a hint of vanilla and a perfect crust of glaze. Think of it as a little zap of happiness in a pastry.
I’d skip the kolache and the cake donut next time just so I could focus on what the shop does best – glazed donuts.
A single glazed donut will set you back $1.20. Cake donuts are $1.35, filled donuts are $1.69, and apple fritters cost $1.99. A sausage kolache with no cheese is $1.89.
The shop is open from 5 a.m. until noon Tuesday through Sunday. It’s closed Monday.