Of ponuts & punchkins

By | February 21, 2012

Oh, wait. Don’t tell me.

…You don’t know what ponuts and punchkins are?

So it’s like this: You start with a pumpkin spice mini muffin. I mean, it’s pretty healthy. Whole wheat and everything.

Only then you roll it in melted butter. And sugar.

Hello, sugar high! (Make that, “Helloooooooo, sugar high!!!!!!!”)

It’s all at once a mini muffin and a donut hole. Which means it’s like a munchkin from Dunkin Donuts. Which means you could legitimately call it a ponut or a punchkin. Or both.

Everyone on board with this? Excellent.

There’s a reason I’m sharing these ponuts with you today. It’s my brother Z’s 17th birthday, and if we lived in the same city, I’d be surprising him with them.

Back in the old days, when I still lived in Maryland and when we had a kosher Dunkin Donuts some 20 minutes from the house, Z and I shared a love of all things Dunkin. The coffee drinks, the 600-calorie muffins as big as your head, the donuts, the egg and cheese sandwiches on a bagel. (Well, the egg & cheese was really his thing. Never quite did the trick for me.)

For a couple years in a row, I kept up the tradition of buying him a special Dunkin lunch to take to school on his birthday.

Such are the advantages of being an older sister with a (used) car.

Z, I’d bring you a plate of ponuts today if I could.

In the meantime, I, um, hope you like the pictures.


Brina on February 21, 2012 at 8:40 pm.

I’m trying this for dessert this shabbos thanks.


Tali Simon on February 21, 2012 at 10:04 pm.

I’d love to hear how they come out!


pnina on February 21, 2012 at 9:48 pm.

no way!!


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