In my last post I mentioned stopping for a coffee and a dutchie. Well this triggered a comment from Martha of Living Among Tourists bemoaning the fact that she couldn’t find a picture of said treat. Well Martha, this is for you:
When the first Tim Horton’s opened in 1964 there were 2 items on the menu – apple fritters and dutchies. Both are still around and still popular with the sugar-fix set (of which I consider myself a lifetime member).
According to Wikipedia, the dutchie “is a square, yeast lifted doughnut containing raisins that is coated with a sugary glaze”. I’m not really sure it qualifies as a doughnut if it’s square and has no hole but regardless, that description is way too clinical; you need to taste one to get the full measure of 250 calories of mmmm-good.
So if you ever get to visit a Timmy’s (I understand there are a few in the US now, but they are on every Canadian streetcorner) be sure to try one of these delicious iconic treats with your double-double.