The Piccone Donut – A Culinary Gem! ~OR~ We Present to You – The Phenomenal Picconut!
Last week I had a Magnificent Meal at Piccone’s Corner. You can read about that meal here – https://www.culinarytreasure.com/a-magnificent-meal-at-piccones-corner-portland-oregon/
During this meal I had three amazing courses. My third course – dessert was so incredibly good it was worthy of this stand-alone article.
Anna Josephson is a dear friend of mine, and she is part of the outstanding team at Piccone’s Corner. I asked Anna what item I should get for dessert. I had my eye on the Panna Cotta – vanilla and Amarena cherries – I love those cherries!
Get The Bread Pudding
Anna said that I should get the bread pudding.
I like bread pudding and I have had lots of bread pudding in my life. I usually get bread pudding with an old fashioned. I had already enjoyed plenty of alcohol during this meal and drinking any more was out of the question.
Anna was insistent. She said that the bread pudding was the dessert I need to get regardless of whether or not I also ordered an Old Fashioned.
My Dessert Arrived
My dessert arrived and two things were readily apparent. The first realization I had was thrilling, and the second realization was confounding.
Realization #1 Anna was so right! This dessert was phenomenal!
This dish is some serious top shelf level deep fried goodness. And whipped cream & huckleberry compote – those brilliant additions put the whole thing over the top!
Bottom line – get yourself to Piccone’s’ Corner ASAP and get this dessert!
And that bring us to the second realization I had while devouring this terrific dessert:
Realization #2 There is no way in hell that this culinary gem is bread pudding.
The next time Anna walked by I asked her about this incredible dessert and she spilled the beans.
To create this delectable dish, they follow 4 enlightened steps.
Step 1 They make bread pudding.
Step 2 They cut the bread pudding up into bite size pieces.
Step 3 They deep fry those pieces.
Step 4 They roll the deep fried pieces in sugar.
Go to Any Bread Pudding Recipe You Like
Go to any bread pudding recipe you like – New York Times, Betty Crocker, All Recipes, Simply Recipes, Martha Effing Stewart – NONE of them have you deep frying the bread pudding after baking it first.
Now don’t get me wrong – deep frying your bread pudding – this takes bread pudding to a whole nother level! In fact, this is such an evolutionary advancement that you simply can’t call it bread pudding anymore. It becomes a new dish altogether.
This wonderful dessert that I had was very much like a first-rate donut. I am talking Blue Star or Ruckus level of donut deliciousness.
However – it’s not really a donut either. Don’t make me google a bunch of donut recipes to prove my point. No donut recipe starts out with you making bread pudding.
That being said – this desert was way more like a donut that it was like a bread pudding.
They need to fix the menu and rename this dessert. I told this to both Anna and to Austin. I checked the Piccone’s Corner website on Dec 29 as I was writing this article and this dessert was still called “Bread Pudding” – both boring and wildly inaccurate.
You could rename it “Deep Fried Bread Pudding”, but I think that does not at all convey the appropriate amount of wonderfulness for a dessert of this stature.
I vote for calling it either
The Piccone Donut or The Phenomenal Picconut!
Whether they fix the name or not go get this dessert and thank me later!
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Inspired by Rocky and Bullwinkle
PS As some of you already picked up on the title of this article – “The Piccone Donut – A Culinary Gem! ~OR~ We Present to You – The Phenomenal Picconut!” was inspired by all of the Rocky and Bullwinkle I watched as a young child.
The Bullwinkle Show (1959–1963)
Episode 1 Jet Fuel Formula/Bullwinkle’s Ride ~OR~ Goodbye, Dollink
Episode 2 Bullseye Bullwinkle ~OR~ Destination Moose/Squeeze Play or Invitation to the Trance
Episode 3 The Scrooched Moose/Monitored Moose ~OR~ The Carbon Copy-Cats
Episode 4 Rocky’s Dilemma or A Squirrel in a Stew/The Submarine Squirrel ~OR~ 20,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea
Episode 5 The Bars and Stripes Forever/Hello Out There! ~OR~ There’s No Place Like Space
Episode 6 A Creep in the Deep Will Success Spoil Boris Badenov?/Ace Is Wild ~OR~ The Flying Casket
Episode 7 The Back-seat Divers or Mashed Landing/Bullwinkle’s Water Follies ~OR~ Antlers Aweigh
Episode 8 The Inspector-Detector ~OR~ A Kick in the Plants/Canoes Who? or Look Before You Leak
Source – IMBD https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052507/episodes?season=1