Happy 7th birthday to the best daughter a dad could ask for! I’ll never tire of baking your favorite: vanilla cake, with a schmear of Nutella and a few sprinkles for good measure.

I’m back home, and in the kitchen. Harper helped me make the vanilla cake donuts today, and she was content to eat them plain. Inspired by my recent travels, I did dress a couple for the adults: caramel creme, topped with stroopwafel chunks and a hit of kosher salt.

The donut game at @grandhyattdubai continues to be on point! This duo of delightful morning glories makes it really hard to look at the rest of the equally great breakfast options. Whether it’s the creme pat filled, with dark chocolate ganache and sprinkles in the front, or the strawberry jam filled lurker in the back — you can’t go wrong. Excuse me while I get another black coffee…