It isn’t the first time the world has gone a little crazy in the name of baked goods. Think back to the 2013 frenzy Dominique Ansel’s New York bakery when he introduced the world to the Cronut. A hybrid between the beloved doughnut and croissant, this baked beauty can usually be yours with change to spare from a fiver. However, London is now home to the world’s most expensive doughnut.
London bakery Dum Dum Donutterie may have taken this fad too far with a confection that takes the biscuit in the pricey pastry stakes. The title of the world’s most expensive doughnut was previously held by the Manila Social Club in New York. There, the 24-carat gold encrusted Cristal Ube doughnut costs $100. The Dum Dum Donutterie offers the Luxury Zebra Cro, for an eye-watering £1500 or €1720, making it pricier than the average Dublin rent.
The world’s most expensive doughnut has a topping of Louis Roederer Cristal rosé champagne, caviar and Tahitian gold vanilla beans. This is finished off with Tuscan Amedei Porcelana chocolate, one of the world’s most expensive chocolate varieties. Finally, the saffron-infused butter croissant dough is baked, not fried, to perfection and rolled in gold leaf flakes.
Dum Dum’s founder, Chef Paul Hurley, previously worked for Dunkin’ Donuts, fuelling his desire to create the world’s best doughnut. The menu also includes some tempting treats for mere mortals who would never dream of splashing out on the Luxury Zebra Cro – Creme Brulee and Boston Creme will just have to do.
The high end doughnuts are, unsurprisingly, available in Harrod’s and in Donutteries in Shoreditch, Croydon and Brighton. Dum Dum Donutterie opened two outlets in Dubai recently – perhaps the world’s most expensive doughnut will sell well there!
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