Five Questions with General American Donut Companyposted by SPD Communications on July 6, 2018
General American Donut Company (GADCO) owners Adam Perry and Kari Nickander have spent years crafting delectable donuts — and it shows in every delicious bite.
Read more about their quest for the perfect pastry below, and check them out at this year’s Statehouse Market. Trust us: you ‘donut’ want to miss them.
Q: The General American Donut Company is a leader in the Indy craft donut movement. What exactly is a craft donut, and how do you create donuts with a difference customers can taste?
A: We make everything from scratch — the exact ingredients that you use in your kitchen. Not fancy, but made the old-fashioned way. We actually just completely changed our recipe. It took years of trying many recipes before we found one we fell in love with — and we fell hard.
It’s butter, eggs, live yeast, sugar and bread flour mixed, cut and fried with care for Indy.
Q: Who are the people behind GADCO in Indy and what are their respective roles?
A: Adam Perry and Kari Nickander: husband and wife team in life and ‘in crime.’ Adam holds the business together and Kari is all in the details.
Q: The Bennie (a half donut/half croissant), the maple bourbon bacon donut, and the ‘donut dog’ are few popular GADCO treats, but what are some other customer favorites?
A: Our powdered sugar cake donut is listed by Food and Wine as one of the 26 best donuts in America. And the best part is it is my Grandma Nettie’s recipe.
Q: What do you like most about the Statehouse Market?
A: It has become a tradition and a place to make new friends and fans.
Q: Is there a coffee and donut combo that goes together particularly well? If so, what do you suggest?
A: Truly, I am a purist. An old fashioned donut with a black cup of coffee is the best, but you can skip a step and get both! Our coffee and cream donut, which is a crowd favorite, [features] Stumptown Coffee/espresso frosting and is filled with a real fresh whipped cream.
Keep up with GADCO at their website and on Facebook and Twitter.