By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — The debate over whether a savory doughnut is indeed a doughnut has been settled, clearing the way for more innovations in the hottest trend in the baking industry.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: Infection Rate Continues To Drop; State Reports Fewest Hospitalizations In More Than 6 Weeks
Behold, the Taconut: a spicy beef-filled cake, with covered in queso frosting, sour cream icing, guacamole, cilantro, and hot sauce.
The creators used a 3-D printer to develop a “cookie cutter” to create a doughnut shape out of raw biscuit dough.
The dough was stuffed with taco meat and deep fried before being garnished with a aforementioned toppings.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
Here is a look inside the Taconut, courtesy of Barry Abrams, via Imgur.
Right now, in the baking industry, the market for doughnuts is very strong, says Robb MacKie, the president and CEO of the American Bakers Association.
“We aren’t like Microsoft or Apple,” MacKie told CBS Chicago last year, “but we are seeing four to five percent growth” in the past 18 months.
In the baking industry, that signals a significant trend.MORE NEWS: CFD Honors Paramedic Robert Truevillian, Who Died Of COVID, By Placing Badge On Memorial Wall
Doughnuts, MacKie said, are popular because they can be customized with a variety of flavors, are quick and easy to consume, and people may not necessarily feel guilty about eating just one