Pentultimate Mexican doughnuts on Star Wars Day: The Doughnut Plant @ Falchi’s, 31-00 47th Ave., Long Island City, Queens 5/4/17

TBS is playing the first 6 Star Wars today (May the 4th be with you). I left for work when a plucky youngster named Anakin Skywalker rode his speed racer to victory. (In my humble option, that was the only great scene in Episode 1. Hopefully by the time I get home tonight, the Ewoks will be alive and well in the forest. Okay, enough of that.)

Since May is officially here, and Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow (thus, today is Quattro de Mayo) ;), The Doughnut Plant honored this holiday by having two new doughnuts: 1. Mexican wedding, and 2. Mexican mole.

After scarfing down the savory samosa doughnut, which is filled with curried potatoes, peas and shredded carrots, and it looks a little like a spaceship; it’s a light, doughy, tasty spaceship…I tried out the Mexican doughnuts. The Mexican wedding is a mini-yeast doughnut with a hole in the middle, covered in a burnt sugar glaze and dusted with powdered sugar. Light and delicate, like all wedding dresses should be. The Mexican mole…the cashier was correct in his first impression of it when I asked him about it: 

“It’s spicy, but I don’t know how to describe it, actually…”

Yes, I taste some cinnamon, and some roasted red pepper essence. The other spices featured in the glacĂ© are harder to identify, thus creating a mix of flavors more spicy than hot. 

I washed the doughnuts down with Aqua de Jamaica, an iced drink made from hibiscus, water and simple syrup. It was so refreshing, perfect for a spring-summer day.

I hope my Star War brethren and sisteren in the NYC will come outside (breaktime?) and enjoy the sun for a minute. Like all good things, good weather won’t last forever.


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