Spurs doughnuts selling like hotcakes

South Side bakery creates spur-shaped doughnut

SAN ANTONIO - The folks that run Panaderia El Volcan on the South Side are bona-fide, deep-fried Spurs fans, and they have the pastries to prove it.

"This the craze for the day," said Manuel Garcia, who helps run the small bakery at 359 Bustillos Dr.

The craze is a glazed doughnut shaped like a spur. And they are selling like hotcakes.

The craze began when a family friend made a simple request for a cookie shaped like a spur.

"I told him, 'Go ahead and made a mold for it, and you can have it,'" said  Garcia. 

The friend, who happened to be a metal worker, went home and made a giant spur cookie cutter.

When it was too big for cookies, Garcia's mother-in-law suggested they try to make a doughnut with it.

"Now, a week later, it's ridiculous," Garcia said.

The modest bakery is now seeing big doughnut demand. The family arrives way before the crack of dawn to roll out the dough, cut the shapes and drop them in the hot oil.

Each batch is made and glazed by hand.

"We've never made so many doughnuts," said Angela Garcia, who helps out with the family business.

So far, they estimate they've made 3,000 spur doughnuts, and they'll keep making them as fast as they can.

Next up, they're thinking about making a championship trophy, with powdered sugar on top.

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