Baking is an art form in Middleton, where food lovers discover a sweet blend of old-world classics and inventive decadence. Now is the best time of year to explore these craft bakeries — pick up something for a holiday party, a gift or yourself. Here’s a sample of our favorite sweet treats.
Is there such a thing as donut heaven? Yes, it’s called Hurts and it’s open 25 hours a day, 8 days a week. Those expanded hours are necessary when you make donuts this delicious. Bring an assortment to your next gathering and enjoy being a hero.
Get out your passport: Clasen’s bakers are serving up a variety of pastries, breads, cakes and confections, all done the old-world way. Pick up a loaf of fresh and hearty bread, some chocolate dipped almond horns, butterfly wings or chocolate covered marzipan.
Cinnamon roll lovers: stop here. Prairie Café & Bakery’s rolls are the real deal. The café makes them daily — they start with a rich brioche dough and make them fresh with loads of cinnamon before topping them with a light glaze and frosting. Perfection!
Pie taco? Yep, it exists, and you can find it in downtown Middleton. It’s just what you think it is: a taco-shaped pie crust, made with Hubbard’s classic crust and filled with a variety of delicious fillings. You have to try it!