Friday, June 3, 2011

Celebrate National Doughnut Day!


















 Today is National Doughnut Day!  Whether you spell it doughnut or donut, I spell it delicious!

This isn't a brand-new U.S. holiday.  It was created way back in 1938 to honor the Salvation Army women who served doughnuts to U.S. soldiers during World War I.  Except back then the women were called doughnut girls or lassies.  We've come a long way, baby!

The original recipe for the doughboy doughnuts uses a tub o'lard.  Très treif, but the Salvation Army isn't exactly a resource for kosher food.  BTW, the definitive origin for "doughboy" is unknown, but according to that well-respected source for history,  Wikipedia, the term was first used during the Mexican-American War back in the 1840s.

But I digress ...

I only have one relevant post on my blog, for Baked Caramel Apple Donuts.  But just to please you, Dear Reader, at great effort and expensive here are a few other recipe links from around the intartubes:

Smitten Kitchen has a cider donut recipe that includes a couple of baby pictures.  You won't be able to resist oohing and aahing.  The baby is cute, too.

Want fat-free parve donuts?  Check out Fat-Free Vegan Kitchen's Mini Donuts.

Even 'tho Shavuot is approaching, I would be remiss not to include a traditional Chanukah delight... sufganiyot (jelly donut).  Here's a great one from Judicial Peach.

If you like raised donuts a la Krispy Kreme, here's a copycat recipe from The Cooking Photographer.

Another baked donut recipe, this one from the archives of 101 Cookbooks.

Happy Doughut (or Donut) Day!

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