Doughnuts have had a fair few revivals over the years, since the Krispy Kreme landed on our shores in 2003 - we've seen gourmet versions (Matcha tea flavour from Crosstown Doughnuts), the 'cronut' (a cross between a croissant and a doughnut), the 'duffin' (a doughnut crossed with a muffin) and the embracing of 'doughnut walls' at weddings. And not forgetting our rather impressive donut birthday cake...
The latest adaptation is the doughflower - essentially a doughnut in the shape of a flower. As with many a pastry trend, the doughflower is a New York innovation, created by the owner of Doughnut Plant for Mother's Day across the pond.
The doughflowers come in a 'rose' flavour (as well as strawberry and blood orange) and are a fun gift alternative to your usual bunch of peonies - they have proved so popular that the chain decided to keep them on the menu indefinitely.
We're not sure exactly how Doughnut Plant makes its flowers, but it seems like you might get a similar effect from rolling the dough thinly and arranging in a similar way to how you would construct a cinnamon bun - and what better way to spend a rainy weekend than making doughnuts.