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How an Artisanal Doughnut Maker Spends Her Sundays


When Kimberly Camara was laid off from her job last March as a research and development cook in the hospitality industry, she decided to move in temporarily with her parents in Bayside, Queens. There, she found comfort in baking, developing her own style of doughnut made with leftover brioche dough.She realized pretty fast she was on to something. So last June, alongside her business partner and boyfriend, Kevin Borja, Ms. Camara started Kora, a Filipino-inspired bakery named after her late grandmother, Corazon. Now, the company has more than 23,000 followers on Instagram, and its weekly doughnut “drops” — totaling some 500 pastries …

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