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We love doughnuts and we love gin… bring them both together and you've just created the treat of our dreams!

The Rolling Donut, best known for serving deliciously sweet doughnuts from its iconic kiosk on O’Connell Street, are celebrating 40 years in business, and are marking the occasion with two mouthwatering gin treats. 

The company have teamed up with award-winning Bloom Floral Gin to create two new flavours: Gin, Lime, and Elderflower and Strawberry Gin.

Expect bursts of lime mascarpone, strawberry fillings and elderflower glazes with floral gin undertones.

The doughnuts promise to compliment both the floral flavours of the gin and the signature filled doughnuts we know and love.

"We love doing collaborations and Bloom Floral Gin was the perfect summery fit," says Lisa Quinlan owner of The Rolling Donut. 

"It’s something I’ve been working on for quite some time now with my bakers and I can’t wait for our customers to try them."

Now the lowdown on these irresistible offerings:

First up is the gin, lime, and elderflower flavour – a doughnuts  filled with a light and gin and lime mascarpone topped with a delicious fresh gin lime and elderflower glaze.

Next is the strawberry gin flavour – gin infused strawberry mascarpone with a pink sourdough base with a strawberry and gin infused icing, a real taste of summer!

The Rolling Donut was founded four decades ago by Michael Quinlan with his daughter Lisa taking the reins in recent years expanding the range to sourdough and vegan doughnuts​​​​​​​ to four outlets across Dublin city.

The Rolling Donut gin doughnuts​​​​​​​ are available at all four stores for the entire month of August at a cost of €2.50. 

1. 34 Bachelors Walk, Dublin 1

2. 55 South King Street, Dublin 2

3. Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Dublin 22

4. Swords Pavilions, Co Dublin

For more on The Rolling Donut see www.therollingdonut.ie

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Pride is upon us, with the Dublin LGBTQ Pride festival culminating today with the Pride parade and a day of festivities. 

Many Dublin institutions like Dublin Bus have taken it upon themselves to show their support to the Irish LGBTQ community, and one very popular Dublin doughnut shop has done the same. 

 

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Aungier Danger took to social media to share their delightful and delicious rainbow doughnuts, decked out especially for pride. 

The doughnuts don't just have rainbow icing, oh no. 

They actually have a mesmerising twisted rainbow dough inside. topped with white icing and rainbow sprinkles. 

So, if you're feeling peckish at the pride parade today, you know where to go for the perfect Insta foodie pic.

We'd be rushing down before these bad boys sell out. 

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Saint Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and many Irish folk are gearing up to enjoy a tipple or two on the day. 

Our mighty Irish beverage, Guinness, has decided to ring in the occasion with a doughnut dedicated to the day. 

In the pursuit of the perfect pint pairing, Guinness teamed up with Aungier Danger, one of Dublin's leading doughnut delis, to create a pastry to compliment a pint of the black stuff. 

The dark cocoa donut, filled with Belgian chocolate mousse and accented with a drizzle of black currant compote, was created to team effortlessly with the black beverage.

It sounds completely delicious to be honest. 

The doughnut will only be available at the Guinness Storehouse on March 17 as part of the Guinness Storehouse 2017 St. Patrick’s Festival.

Along with the doughnuts, the storehouse will be playing host to a number of entertainers, while sports fans can drop in to watch the RBS 6 Nations clash between Ireland and England on Paddy's Day. 

The storehouse is open from 9am to 7pm, so we'll see you in the queue. 

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To celebrate Saint Patrick's Day, many Irish folk like to hit the town and enjoy a polite, quiet beverage or two. 

Now, our fondness for a casual tipple has been translated into doughnut form, and to be honest we couldn't be more delighted.

To celebrate our national saint, The Rolling Donut has teamed up with Jameson's Irish Whiskey to bring us the Jameson Doughnut. 

"Introducing the Jameson Donut!" reads a post on the Rolling Donut's Facebook page.  

"Thanks to our friends at Jameson Irish Whiskey we've created a delicious whiskey cream filled donut, topped with a whiskey glaze and crumbled shortbread, for the week that's in it."

Cue a national chorus of Homer Simpson-style drooling sounds. 

You can find the tasty treats at The Rolling Donut at  55 South King Street Dublin 2, or at 34 Bachelors Walk Dublin 1.

See you in the queue!

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Apollo House was taken over by homelessness charity Home Sweet Home last week, and has since been providing food and warm beds to some of Ireland's more vulnerable citizens.

Today, the building waits on the result of a high court hearing, after receivers of the property have ordered the homeless people and volunteers to vacate the building, which has stood empty for almost six years.

The serving of papers came just hours after Glen Hansard, Hozier and members of Kodaline performed at the building to hundreds of people who turned out in support of the "act of civil disobedience." 

Now Aungier Danger are stepping up to show their support to the cause by creating their very own Home Sweet Home doughnut.

The batch of delicious pastries will go for €5, and all proceeds will be donated to the Home Sweet Home charity. 

 

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Apollo House faces closure as the receivers, who were appointed by NAMA, believe there are serious health and safety concerns about the Tara Street premises and that it is unfit for residential use, according to RTE.

Today the High Court will hear that there are concerns about electricity, sanitation, water and  fire safety, and will decide whether or not to force the occupiers to vacate.

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They mightn’t be that common in Ireland, but with their gooey textures and chocolate flavours S’mores have to be one of the world’s greatest comfort foods.

And with doughnuts dominating the food porn channels in recent months, it was only a matter of time before some genius created the S’mores doughnut.

Featuring melted chocolate, puffy marshmallows and golden graham crackers, the S’mores doughnut is the latest must-try dessert trend to appear online.

While we have yet to find somewhere stocking these culinary delights in Ireland, we did come across an easy follow recipe by The Kitchy Kitchen which will allow you to create S’mores doughnuts at home.

Enjoy!

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Yesterday, we brought you the news that when it comes to stressing out their mates, dogs are clearly up there with friends who insist you need another shot… on a school night.

And while Jack and Archie were once Twitter's favourite pooches, they've had to make way for a dog who got his head stuck in a doughnut… and couldn't be happier about it.

Taking to social media to share an insight into her pet's thought process, Twitter user, Brielle, wrote: "I put this donut pillow on my dog 20 minutes ago and he loves it and won't let me take it off."

Brielle shared a variety of snaps and with 71,000 likes and counting, something tells us that when it comes to dogs and doughnuts, Twitter is fully on board.

Whether languishing on the kitchen floor on posing on the bedroom throw, this dog knows you're never fully dressed with a doughnut.

Commenting on the collage of adorable snaps, one Twitter user wrote: "That went from odd > silly > f*cking hilarious > utterly amazing in three pics."

"My mom's reply to this "Aww! Now everyone's gonna want one. Goes with everything!'" added another.

And then we had the guy who rolled out the slickest dad joke of all time, quipping: "Hmmm…. Dog with a doughnut around his neck… I guess deep down he wants to be a police dog!"

Oh, you!

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We have revelled with open mouths as the dessert masters of our world transformed the humble doughnut into the doughnut ice cream cone, as they skillfully bred the doughnut-croissant hybrid now affectionately known as the cronut and as it was realised that milkshakes can be successfully sucked through doughnuts with wonderfully Instagrammable results.

But is removing the physical essence of the doughnut itself and transferring its flavour into a drink not doing the world’s most beloved baked good some form of major disservice?   

According to Time, doughnut maker extraordinaire Krispy Kreme has decided that eating doughnuts is no longer enough and that for whatever reason it is now time we drink them too.

In a strange new project, the doughnut giant has apparently teamed up with an American soft drink company called Cheerwine to create a fizzy drink which will actually taste like glazed doughnuts.

Interestingly this isn’t the first time these two brands have worked together as back 2010 they joined forces to fill Krispy Kreme doughnuts with Cheerwine cherry-flavoured filling.

For now, those of us on this side of the pond will be safe from the doughnut drink madness as the new concoction will only be available in a limited number of US states.  Thank god for that!

 

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For those of you who have a major sweet tooth, take a look at this macaron/doughnut mash-up.

Isn't it beautiful?!

French pastry chef Francois Payard invented these beauties, and we think they are the work of a genius. Francois also invented Macaron Day (which is March 20) so that's why he came up with this creation to celebrate this year.

The dessert combines all the goodness of the macaron with it's equally delicious, but doughy cousin, the doughnut. Mmmm.

Unfortunately, the macaronuts are only available on Macaron Day in New York – which has made us (and our stomachs) very sad.

But we're hoping praying the recipe will travel around the globe in no time and macaronuts will be welcomed to Ireland very soon.

In the meantime, we're just happy to look at how gorgeous they are. 

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