Most of us treat our colleagues by bringing a packet of biscuits into the office - for one RAF squadron leader, getting a box of doughnuts to work required a plane, a 4x4 and a boat
Fife’s most affectionately held product might well be a type of cream bun. The custard-filled fudge doughnuts made by Cupar-based Fisher & Donaldson are such cult confectionery they have their own Facebook page, devoted blog entries, a place on the menu of some Burns’ Suppers (as a traditional dessert) and, in 2002, a one-way ticket to Masirah Island, off the coast of Oman.
‘Some fudge doughnuts left here and arrived in Oman hours later,’ explains Ben Milne, Fisher & Donaldson Production Manager. ‘The RAF squadron leader came in afterwards to let us know not even the box was wasted, but was fed to a camel.’
Squadron Leader Herb Sutcliffe carefully transported them via air, across the desert in a 4x4, then by boat, to his homesick ex-Leuchars troops who had thought they were just an ‘unattainable dream’.
The smallest of the three Dundee branches of this family bakers, this shop is the least changed of them all. Fisher & Donaldson started life in 1919 and over five generations has established outlets across Dundee and Fife, with its main production…