Are you a doughnut devotee?

From left: Jenny Gregory, Anna Moorcroft and Paula Hesketh from Greenhalghs Bakery celebrate National Doughnut Week, raising funds for The Children's Trust
From left: Jenny Gregory, Anna Moorcroft and Paula Hesketh from Greenhalghs Bakery celebrate National Doughnut Week, raising funds for The Children's Trust

We all have our favourite and this has been the week to enjoy them.

Doughnut devotees throughout Wigan have been drooling over the choices available at their fingertips.

The pie-proud town has swapped its love of savoury for sweet in the name of this year’s annual National Doughnut Week, which since 1991 has called upon bakeries, cafes and coffee shops to celebrate a love of doughnuts in order to raise money for The Children’s Trust through each sugared ring sold.

Greenhalgh’s, one of Wigan’s well-known bakery chains, celebrated by selling nine doughnuts that would make even the likes of Homer Simpson excited to pop in for a doughnut or three. Choices ranged from salted caramel, chocolate fudge praline and to the classic jam doughnut.

Debate over what type of doughnut rules the roost continues to rile aficionados, with supporters of the ringed, glazed and filled staunchly defending their chosen style of the confectionary.

This year has seen an Australian bakery, Goldeluck’s Bakeshop, create the ‘24K Gold Magic dossant’, a pastry hybrid of a croissant and doughnut frosted in 24-carat gold.

A Greenhalgh’s spokesman said: “We are delighted to support The Children’s Trust which is one of the many chosen charities that we are supporting in 2017. We believe it is really important that we do help in whatever way we can. We are extremely pleased to report that the popular doughnuts this year were the nut caramel & chocolate, salted caramel and chocolate Fudge Praline.”