From Fife to Oman: well travelled fudge doughnuts

Fisher & Donaldson's doughnuts were an RAF troops' dream come true

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’.

See how fudge doughnuts are made on Fisher & Donaldson's Facebook page.

A Fisher & Donaldson
12 Whitehall Street, Dundee, DD2 4AF
Retail/café branch of the much-loved traditional bakery and chocolatiers, supplied by the Ceres Road factory in Cupar.
B Fisher & Donaldson
21 Crossgate, Cupar, Fife, KY15 5HA
Retail and café branch of the much-loved traditional bakery and chocolatiers, where the production process remains almost entirely manual.
C Fisher & Donaldson
83 High Street, Dundee, DD2 3AT
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…
D Fisher & Donaldson Café Tearoom
Ceres Road, Cupar, Fife, KY15 5JT
Café and factory for the much-loved traditional bakery and chocolatiers, supplying eight other F&D branches, cafes and concessions.
E Fisher & Donaldson
300 Perth Road, Dundee, DD2 1AN
Retail/café branch of the much-loved traditional bakery and chocolatiers, supplied by the Ceres Road factory in Cupar.
F Fisher & Donaldson (GH MacArthur Branch)
197 South Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9EE
One of seven outlets for the much-loved traditional bakery and chocolatiers, supplied by their bakery in Cupar.
G Fisher & Donaldson
13 Church Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9NW
Retail branch of the much-loved traditional bakery and chocolatiers, where the production process remains almost entirely manual.

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