Bakery to drop epic, sticky, bubbling sugar fix
The humble deep-fried pineapple fritter has inspired an epic, sticky, bubbling creation by the sugar fix wizards at the Kenilworth Country Bakery.
The 100-year-old bakery which went viral for its 1kg doughnut challenge and mega art wall featuring iconic pop stars is back at it again.
The popular bakery on Kenilworth's main drag will drop its latest creation, a pineapple glaze doughnut, on Saturday, September 19.
Owner Jenna Sanders said she came up with the idea after she ordered a pineapple fritter for her kids at a fish n chip shop.
"It's basically your classic glazed doughnut. We put a slice of pineapple through the oven coated with brown sugar, the when it comes out you put more white sugar over the top," Mrs Sanders said.
"Once it's out you glaze it again with a blow torch.
"The temperature will crystallise it, a bit like a Crème Brulee."
Much like whether pineapple belongs on a pizza, Mrs Sanders said some will either love it, or hate it.
But after struggling through the coronavirus pandemic and coming out with a 30 per cent loss, it's aimed to bring a tourism boost to the town.
"You have to actively look for new things to bring out and stay ahead of the game," she said.
"We are still relying on JobKeeper and when we had the lockdown at only 50km from your home, it nearly killed us.
"We had just 10 customers a day and had to swap to delivery.
"But now it's going well. The campsites are almost booked out, families are coming for weekends.
"We are lucky to get a lot of support from locals and from Brisbane to Hervey Bay."