Bogart’s Doughnut Co. on its way to 36th & Bryant

Shop also slated for the Winter Farmers Market Jan. 25

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When Anne Rucker’s tiny doughnut shop arrives next spring, she plans to open the doors until the doughnuts are sold out each day. Her brioche dough is prepared in a 20-hour process, so when the doughnuts are gone, they’re gone.


“It’s not traditional doughnut dough,” Rucker said. “There are a lot more eggs, butter and yeast, and when it rises, it takes a lot longer. It has a lot more flavor.”


Rucker’s foodie focus started with her food blog “Bogart Loves,” where she’s blogged about elderflower lemonade, homemade Oreo cookies, and her favorite lunch (crusty bread, cheese and salad).


“When I started the blog, I was a practicing attorney and wanted some sort of outlet,” she said.


She took a few favorite recipes to the Kingfield Farmers Market in 2011 and sold all kinds of cupcakes, cookies, brownies and crumb cakes.


“The doughnuts were always the first to sell out,” she said.


Her new shop is devoted to doughnuts — no oven, just a fryer in the kitchen. Coffee will come from Roundtable Coffee, a vendor that started at the Kingfield Farmers Market the same time as Rucker. A counter of seats will line the window. The menu will feature Bogart staples, like brown butter-glazed doughnuts.


“I love little tiny shops,” Rucker said. “It will be cozy in its own way.”

In the meantime, you’ll find Rucker at the Winter Market Jan. 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Bachman’s, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S.



Pictured: Molly McNeil sells Bogart’s doughnuts at the farmers market.