Since I came down with the flu, I haven't had much of an appetite. In fact, yesterday was the first day I felt truly recovered, though I still didn't feel like eating.
Today, at about 11 am, I got hit with an intense sugar craving. Fortunately, a doughnut shop was nearby.
That decadent creation in the photo above is the one I bought. I couldn't eat it in one sitting, so after a couple of bites I took it with me. I finished it tonight.
I must admit, when it came time to pay, I was startled by the price: $3.30 for one doughnut, and no discount for quantity purchases. So these babies go for just shy of $40 a dozen, but I don't think many people buy them by the dozen.
I guess Starbucks would charge as much, but I didn't really expect it because it's just a hole-in-the-wall doughnut stand. You can literally purchase through a window that opens out on to the street. And well, as you can see, there's nothing fancy about the inside of the shop. Okay, they do have a nice neon sign in the third floor window.
And to be wholly truthful, there was a second daytime round of sugar at a local pâttisserie, this time abetted by my partner in sugar crimes. I went for flourless chocolate cake. I'd like to think, or at least claim, that my body was telling me exactly what I needed after an extended bout with the flu.