Main Street Bakery Cinnamon Buns
Mmm Cinnamon Buns…
The Main Street Bakery Cinnamon Bun is a sore spot for some folks, specifically where the two worlds of Cinnamon Bun aficionados and die hard Disney fans collide. I’d draw a Venn diagram but I’m sure you got the picture. It might be a small portion of people but you’ll come across one eventually – like me! Frankly, I would have thought there would be more die hard CB fans (I call them CBs for short), after all you’ve got your Dole Whip people, your Turkey Leg people, Churro people, and Mickey Ice Cream people, etc.
My point in posting today is that I have finally found a cinnamon bun that rivals the Main Street Bakery’s CB. No, it isn’t the one at Gaston’s – which is wretched and dry (plus it is maple – ew). I’ve found what I was looking for at an Amish Bakery in Sarasota, and it was someplace we’ve been going to for years. The place is called Der Dutchman and it’s a bit of a drive. They are popular place in the local area, they have a full service restaurant and buffet, plus a huge gift shop and bakery.
Der Dutchman is making cinnamon buns with both maple and vanilla glaze, and they are making them in various shapes and sizes. They offer them in 2 pack large rectangle (most similar to the Main Street original in size and shape), and a 4 pack large round, and 6 pack small, all with various icing. Some packs are all maple, or all vanilla, and some have both. Their prices are great too. But the best thing about them is that they got the consistency right. I like to heat up my CB in the microwave for about 30 seconds to get the bun warmed up and icing slightly melted. For those who LOVE icing, those who always wanted extra icing, the good news is that Der Dutchman really slathers it on thick, there is so much icing you probably can’t even finish it. My trick is to heat it, let the extra icing roll off, and then eat it. Whatever rolls off I leave on my plate, I can’t even finish it.
If you are making a drive all the way to Sarasota, FL, be sure to call them first to see if they have it, because they often sell out of product. I’ve also been told they don’t hold product for people.
P.S. They also make the best chocolate cake ever.
Here is the information for Der Dutchman (it’s actually just down the street from Yoder’s which was featured on Man v. Food)
3713 Bahia Vista Street
Sarasota, FL 34232
Restaurant & Bakery, Nov–Apr
Summer Hours, May – Oct