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The Bittersweetness of Coffee, The Sharp Tang of Lemon

Breakfast: coffee, a doughnut, and a back issue of "Gourmet"

Admittedly, I’m not a doughnut person.  Despite the fact that I do fry up batches of doughnuts at home, I’m not really in the habit of munching them.  (I leave that to my mom and sister.)  But there are days in a woman’s life when only caffeine and sweet fried dough will do to perk one up in the morning.

It just so happened that one of those days coincided with the opening of Krispy Kreme‘s Valero branch yesterday.  And so, I ended up with a small Kaffe Kreme (cafe au lait with a touch of doughnut-ty syrup) and a lemon cheesecake doughnut.

If, like me, you don’t like your sinkers too sweet, the lemon cheesecake is a good choice.  Despite the heavy shower of crumby brown-sugar streusel on top, it isn’t very sweet.  Plus, the creamy, gooey sugared cream cheese center is lightened up by the sharp, citrusy tang of what appears to be a fairly good smoosh of lemon curd.  (And, hell yes: I love lemon curd!)

It’s a tad pricey, so I don’t recommend it for a daily morning nosh.  But on those days when only coffee and a doughnut can save you, it’s worth it.



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

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