In Manitoba and the prairie western provinces of Canada, as well as parts of the Midwest in the US, such round jelly- or custard-filled doughnuts are commonly called "bismarks," while a filled bar doughnut is called a "long john", and usually contains pastry creme, custard or whipped cream but can contain a jelly filling. Yummy! Think I'll run down to the bakery this morning. We still have a wonderful small town bakery. Most of them have been replaced by the big box store type in Rochester..... Too bad.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
During “the war” (people of my parents generations reference to WWII) we lived in an apartment on the East Side in St. Paul. My dad parents and siblings all lived within a ten block radius. We lived in the apartment from 1941 till 1945. To my child eyes my grandpa was very aged. About once a week, cane in hand, and carrying a small white paper bag, he arrived at our door. Inside was something for me from Bastas bakery just around the corner. From those days to this my favorite sweet has always been Bismark’s.