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.