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11/5: It's Doughnut Day~ YUM!

Posted by on Nov. 5, 2013 at 6:17 AM
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November 5, of each year, is one of two National Doughnut Days that are celebrated by doughnut lovers across the nation.  The first Friday in June is the other day that doughnuts are the star of the show.

National Doughnut Day, when celebrated in June, see:

The history of the doughnut is disputed:

  •  There is one theory that suggests they were invented in North America by Dutch settlers who were responsible for popularizing other American desserts including cookies, apple pie, cream pie and cobbler.
  • An American, Hanson Gregory, claimed to have invented the ring shaped doughnut in 1847 while on board a lime-trading ship at the age of 16.  He claimed to have punched a hole in the center of dough with the ship’s tin pepper box and later taught the technique to his mother.
  • Anthropologist Paul R Mullins states that the first cookbook mentioning doughnuts was an 1803 English volume which included doughnuts in an appendix of American recipes.
  • An 1808 short story describing a spread of “fire-cakes and dough-nuts” is the earliest known recorded usage of the term “doughnut“.
  • A more commonly cited first written recording of the term is Washington Irving’s reference to “doughnuts” in 1809 in his History of New York.  He described “balls of sweetened dough, fried in hog’s fat and called doughnuts.  Today, these “nuts” of fried dough are called doughnut holes.


  • Peck’s Bad boy and his Pa, written by George W. Peck and published in 1900, was the first known printed use of “donut” in which a character is quoted as saying, “Pa said he guessed he hadn’t got much appetite and he would just drink a cup of coffee and eat a donut.”
  • It is said that the alternative spelling “donut” was invented when the New York-based Display Doughnut Machine Corporation abbreviated the word to make it more pronounceable by the foreigners that they hoped would buy their automated doughnut making equipment.

Doughnut is the more traditional spelling however, doughnut and the shortened form, donut, are both pervasive in American English.

A few of the many different types of doughnuts across the United States include: frosted, glazed, powdered, sugar, chocolate, Boston cream, coconut, sour cream, cinnamon, jelly, cider and potato.

Where do you go to buy doughnuts?

by on Nov. 5, 2013 at 6:17 AM
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by Donnie's Mom on Nov. 5, 2013 at 8:28 AM
I go to Dunkin Donuts, but im trying to cut back on sweets.
by on Nov. 5, 2013 at 8:37 AM to love donuts from the bakery

by Kimberly on Nov. 5, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Usually the Grocery Store.     Once in awhile we will go to Voodoo doughnuts..... I am not impressed.

by Gold Member on Nov. 5, 2013 at 9:07 AM

 Usually from the grocery store, but I will splurge on occasion and stop by Dunkin Donuts. Might have to work that in today. . .  : )




by on Nov. 5, 2013 at 11:26 AM

I don't really buy donuts that much anymore. I use to go to Dunkin donuts but now I will just pick up a box of Entenmann"s donuts from the grocery store if I have the desire to have any.

by Silver Member on Nov. 5, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Dunkin Donuts is my favorite doughnut place.

by Emily on Nov. 5, 2013 at 2:27 PM

 I try to avoid BUT a hot Shipleys is fantastic and a cold Southern Made is divine.

YAY for donut that is a very valid reason to get donuts PLUS a buy 6 get 6 free coupon came in the mail yesterday....IT IS A SIGN ....donuts a MUST today !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Susie on Nov. 5, 2013 at 3:15 PM
Don't buy them now. If I did it would be Krispy Cream.
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by on Nov. 5, 2013 at 6:00 PM

 Krispy Kreme

by Bronze Member on Nov. 5, 2013 at 6:11 PM

 Krispy Kreme

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