Confession, I’m really wishing I had one of these on hand at the moment. The edit is making me hungry!
No Camera Raw. I did try opening it as a raw image in PS and all I got was a grainy gray nothingness so I skipped that. I opened the original image (on the right) as a .jpeg in PS and started with adjusting the levels. I used the picker to set my white and black points. Then I selected “enhance monochromatic contrast” in the Auto Color Options. I returned to the levels window and adjusted the settings a bit until I liked the look. The final settings were 14, 1.25, 255, 8, 255.
Next I jumped into Ashley’s tutorial. I followed it almost exactly. I chose to eliminate a few of the layers (hue/saturation, black & white and photo filter) that I felt didn’t quite give my image the look I wanted. Here’s the end result (click to enlarge):
ETA: For all I’ve made hungry with my donut muffin photo, I found a great recipe here. Super easy & delicious (I made a batch immediately upon finding it!). 🙂