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Customers describe Flip Flops Donuts as the lightest, fluffiest, best-tasting pastries they ever tasted. As a result, our Flip Flops Donuts are the favorite breakfast food and snack food option for locals and the tens of thousands vacationers who visit Emerald Isle and the Crystal Coast every year.
Flip Flops Donuts follows 100 year old, original artisinal recipes using high quality, specially blended flour, pure vegetable shortening, and rich spices selected from among the world’s best.
The world of donuts is divided into two camps: cake and yeast. (You could also argue that there are two more camps: doughnut and donut.) If you don’t know the difference between the two types of fried cakes, here’s a quick primer.
Yeast doughnuts and cake doughnuts contain most of the same ingredients, however, their structural differences arise from the type of flour and leavening agent used. In cake doughnuts, cake flour is used, and the resulting doughnut is denser because cake flour has a relatively low gluten content of about 7 to 8 percent. In yeast doughnuts, a flour with a higher protein content of about 9 to 12 percent is used, resulting in a doughnut that is lighter and more airy. In addition, yeast doughnuts utilize yeast as a leavening agent. Specifically, yeast cells are thoroughly distributed throughout the dough and begin to feed on the sugar that is present ... carbon dioxide gas is generated, which raises the dough, making it light and porous. Whereas this process is biological, the leavening process in cake doughnuts is chemical. In cake doughnuts, the most common leavening agent is baking powder. Baking powder is essentially baking soda with acid added. This neutralizes the base and produces more CO2 according to the following equation: NaHCO3 + H+ → Na+ + H2O + CO2.
Our yeast donuts come in four shapes. The first is a ring which is always glazed. The second is the Bismark which is filled with jelly or creme and rolled in sugar. The third is our cinnamon roll and the fourth is our apple fritter. Both of these have cinnamon rolled into the dough and both are finished with a vanilla glaze.
Our cake donut comes in two shapes. The first is a ring which may be vanilla, chocolate, blueberry, pumpkin or apple cake. These donuts have a soft, cake-like interior and a slightly crunchy exterior. Cake ring donuts are almost always glazed and iced and coated with toppings like rainbow sprinkles, cereal and cookie. The second is a long john and in our store that is our classic maple bacon donut.
The world of donuts may be divided into two camps but at Flip Flops Donut Shop we hand make both yeast and cake donuts...DAILY!!
Come and enjoy our donuts at our store centrally located in Emerald Isle at 7702 Emerald Drive (between Live Oak and Cedar Streets, across the street from the EMS. We open at 7AM on the days we have fresh donuts for sale.