Monday, November 05, 2007
National Doughnut Day!
Jana Mills / on flickr.com November 5th is National Doughnut Day each and every year! What a great sweet treat. A doughnut, or donut, is a sweet, deep-fried piece of dough or batter. The two most common types are the torus-shaped ring doughnut and the filled doughnut, a flattened sphere injected with jam/jelly, cream, custard, or another sweet filling. A small spherical piece of dough, originally made from the middle of a ring doughnut, may be cooked as a doughnut hole. Possible origins Doughnuts have a disputed history. One theory suggests that they were introduced into North America by Dutch settlers, who were responsible for popularizing other American desserts, including cookies, cream pie, and cobbler. This theory is bolstered by the fact that in the mid-19th Century doughnuts were called by the Dutch name "olykoeks," literally translated, "oily cakes." However, there is also archaeological evidence that the pastries were prepared by prehistoric Native Americans in southwestern USA.... Hanson Crockett Gregory, an American, claimed to have invented the ring-shaped doughnut in 1847 aboard a lime-trading ship when he was only sixteen years old.... Find more information about doughnuts on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doughnuts Well guys..... theres a krispy kreme doughnut shop just right down the road from me so I think I'm going to make my way there this morning and have doughnuts and coffee for breakfast! Ohhh yeah!