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.
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.
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.