Beyond Glaze

By Courtney Buell
Photography by Cody Buell

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Specialty bakeries are all the rage. Cupcake shops and gourmet cookie boutiques are popping up along the Wasatch Front faster than spring tulips. But now, elevating the humble donut from breakfast junk food to dignified delicacy is South Jordan’s Beyond Glaze. The dressed-up donuts at this joint might have neighboring cupcakes shaking in their pretty little liners.

There’s a time and place for chocolate-covered and jelly-filled fritters, but any afficionado knows the true test of a donut maker’s prowess lies in his execution of the plain, glazed, yeast donut. At this shop, the basic round has a texture that falls somewhere between Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts: light enough that no beverage is necessary to finish swallowing, but not so light that it dissolves as soon as it hits your tongue. That isn’t to say that Beyond Glaze’s recipe lacks sophistication. Theirs is substantial and indulgent and quite unlike any donut we’ve tried before with its simple, buttery sweetness—which also makes the perfect canvas for creative toppings.

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There are too many flavors to name, but every combination comes up delicious, possibly because each component is homemade. Blueberry frosting is made with (you guessed it) fresh blueberries and pineapple icing really comes from pineapples. Other favorites include German chocolate (chocolate, caramel and coconut), chocolate peanut butter and key lime. And unlike most donuts, Beyond Glaze’s are pretty enough to serve at your next baby shower.

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Not only does this pastry shop take it beyond when it comes to glaze, they also go beyond donuts. Chocolate-covered croissants, ham-and-cheese scones, and soft cinnamon or orange rolls slathered in frosting also make mouth-watering appearances. Those of us with less than Herculean will power and a penchant for pastries should be warned … and bring extra bags.

{Infinity and Beyond}

Beyond Glaze
177 W. 12300 South
Draper, Utah
(801) 809-5791
www.beyondglaze.com


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5 Responses to “Beyond Glaze”

  1. Lacey Jane Says:

    Wow! This place looks amazing!

  2. Lindsey (Cafe Johnsonia) Says:

    Oh dear. This is going to be trouble. I don’t even like donuts that much but that place looks awesome.

  3. Amanda S. Says:

    After reading this and discovering that they were so close to my house I just had to try those doughnuts! We tried the German Chocolate, the Mango Raspberry and the chocolate filled croissant…oh so delicious! These pastries are amazing! I will be going back for sure :)

  4. Liz Says:

    We LOVE this place! I’m so glad they are finally open. Not only do they tast delicious, but they are so pretty to look at!

  5. Anne Says:

    I’ve been there twice since you posted this- and it is absolutely delicious and amazing! They’re in a pretty much empty shopping center, so let’s make sure to spread the word so we can keep them in business forever!!

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