If you take a bite of a regular doughnut you’ll notice there’s obviously something missing, where’s the ooey gooey cinnamon roll center? Chef Thiago Silva is one step ahead of you, as he’s fried up a donut that he’s filled with a cinnamon roll, then topped it all off with cream cheese glaze.
Chef Silva’s instagram gives us donut lovers satisfaction we’re craving since he videoed the unveiling of his masterpiece. Consider it the unboxing of ultimate proportions, except instead of toys it’s a satisfyingly crispy, fried donut, broken open to reveal a steamy, sweet, cinnamon center. The sugar-filled beating heart of the beast, if you will.
Did he stop there? Would you? Why not push the palate and presentation to the limit. Silva then plates the world’s greatest dessert by taking it to the next level when the filled donut is cut in half to reveal it’s swirly, sweet interior. Added to the plating is creamy seasonal homemade pumpkin ice cream, topped with a fresh cranberry pomegranate sauce, scooped onto a perfect pepita brisee. That’s not the end of it. The ice cream is then topped with a jaunty pumpkin Bavarian cream, and finally a spiced rum sabayon, ensuring that this stuffed donut moved from mashup to masterpiece.
Chef Silva is the pastry chef at Catch NYC in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, and one look at the dessert menu tells you that this heavenly confection is right at home alongside the likes of an apple pie donut topped with cream cheese custard and the Liquid Klondike cake with roasted white chocolate ice cream.
Sophisticated dessert mashup, you win this round. If you need me I’ll be on the next flight to NYC to meet my true love, the cinnamon roll-stuffed donut.