Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Dutchies –Just for Martha.

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:
Dutchie
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.

18 comments:

  1. Canajun:

    I love sugar fixes too but I head for the Maple Crullers, and at least a medium Iced Cappuccino, just be careful not to get frozen throat.

    I also like those TimBits as you can get different flavours with small bites.

    They make good soup too

    Look what you've done . . . now I've got to stop there on the way home

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast
    My Flickr // My YouTube


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    1. Bob - Sorry about that. :) Maple crullers are a close second. And their iced lattes are pretty decent as well, although there's nothing like an iced cap on a hot day.

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  2. Bursting out in laughter and delight is a great way to start a day! Thanks for the photo!

    It looks like it could be a solid cement gut brick, but it must be pretty tasty going down. And with coffee on a cold snowy day you would probably get me to enjoy one, too!

    Thanks for the fun!

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    1. Martha - You're welcome. And if you ever get up this way I'll treat you to the real thing.

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  3. omg that looks delicious! mmmmmmmmmm...... now searching my cupboards for sweets to join my coffee... happy holidays to you and yours canajun!

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    1. Ms. M. You've got to try one if you ever get the chance. And a very Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

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  4. My favorite Timmies treat with the Canadian Maple donut. Now that I read your post I wish I had a Dutchie to snarf back while I am swilling back my morning coffee.

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    1. Dar - Dutchies are one of those kind of Pavlovian triggers.....

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  5. Dear Sir:

    Technically speaking, a Krispy Kreme is a donut. The jelly or creme variety have no holes for obvious reasons. However, it should be noted that the White Castle hamburger is square, as are the ones from Wendy's. It could be that the Dutchie is the way of the future. I've had three donuts in seven months, and none recently.

    I need to lose another 100 pounds.

    Fondest regards,
    Jack/reep
    Twisted Roads

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    1. Jack - First of all it's great to see you back on line. Does this mean you have finally recovered from the storm? As for the dutchie story, I'm sorry to have reminded you about missing your donuts (or doughnuts).

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  6. If I ate that I'd been on a sugar high for days...my brain spinning off the grid!

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  7. Canajun - Tim's Dutchies are good, but I've got to say I'm now hooked on their peanut butter cookies - can't do a road tip without a (new) medium regular and a pb cookie. Gotta love Timmies!

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    1. I'll have to try one (or two) of those next time.

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  8. Well, now I know what a Dutchie is. Sounds good, but the mention of a peanut butter cookie in the comments really caught my attention. So much sugar, so little time.
    ~k

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    1. Sugar-infused pastries - one of nature's wonders. :)

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  9. Wow, I haven't seen a Dutchie since we lived in british Columbia. Thanks for the memories.

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    1. Then it must be time for a visit north!

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