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Malasadas-inspired 'bagel doughnuts' come to D.C. pop-up bakery

By Daniel Uria

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July 19 (UPI) -- A pop-up bakery in Washington, D.C is offering savory "bagel doughnuts" inspired by a recipe for Hawaiian malasadas.

B. Doughnuts was established in 2015 by married couple Brian and Pin Chanthapanya, when they sought to bring malasadas, a popular Hawaiian pastry that originated in Portugal, to the East Coast.

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"Instead of filling their doughnuts with custards and jellies, they decided to use pastry and chantilly cremes, as well as cream cheese based fillings mainly used in pastries in European bakeries," the restaurant's website states. "They pioneered the Everything Bagel doughnut, their take on the New York Everything Bagel while running their Baltimore location which eventually relocated to Virginia."

B. Doughnuts' everything bagel doughnuts can be ordered with whipped cream infused with chives or bacon and a special version topped with lox is only available on the weekend.

More traditional sweet flavors of the pastry are also available, including vanilla bean, chocolate creme and cinnamon sugar.

The pastries are available to order online or pre-order for $2.50 each, with a minimum order of a half-dozen doughnut.

The couple developed their dough, glazes, and fillings in their garage and moved the business from Baltimore to Northern Virginia.

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According to the bakery's website, the dough for the treats takes about 12 hours to make from scratch.

B. Doughnuts brought their unique brand of pastries to Washington D.C. with a link:pop-up shop in Union Square that is scheduled remain open through Aug. 13, the Washington Post reported.

The pop-up shop is open from Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or until the doughnuts are sold out.

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