Food Jammers Micah, Nobu, and Chris reunited Fall 2012 to launch a signature pair of Hamilton Doughnuts at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. The event, Localicious, benefits the Gallery’s Art Without Barriers program and features local chefs and flavours.
Living up to the challenge of a signature local doughnut, the Jammers crafted an Ontario light golden wheat sourdough doughnut, with all Niagara- Hamilton region fruit and pork.
Covered in caramel, maple sugar, and a reduction of Rosewood Estates’ Merlot grapes hand cut off the vine only days before, thanks to Karen Lavigne, the Niagara Concord-Merlot jelly filled doughnut was a huge hit. The wheat was grown north of Hamilton and milled by K2 Mills. Better still was the caramelizing of the doughnuts’ tops with the “Hamilton Steel,” a custom made iron heated in hardwood embers and placed just long enough to render the maple sugars and cream-caramel tops into hot, crispy maple-caramel brûlée.
The savoury side of the dough-night was satisfied with a hard maple and local green apple wood smoked pulled pork doughnut, absolutely next-level with a slightly sweet sour cream and chive frosting topped with naturally raised bacon bits.