In honor of National Doughnut/Donut Day (the first Friday in June), we prepared these Long fresh cream filled and chocolate dipped ring doughnuts.
A doughnut or donut is a type of food made from leavened fried dough. It is popular in many countries and is prepared in various forms as a sweet snack that can be homemade or purchased in bakeries, supermarkets, food stalls, and franchised specialty vendors.
National Donut Day or National Doughnut Day, celebrated in the United States and in some other countries, is on the first Friday of June of each year, succeeding the doughnut event created by The Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938 to honor those of their members who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. The holiday celebrates the doughnut. Many American doughnut stores offer free doughnuts on the occasion
Why is it called a doughnut?
Washington Irving’s reference to “doughnuts” in 1809 in his History of New York is more commonly cited as the first written recording of the term. Irving described “balls of sweetened dough, fried in hog’s fat, and called doughnuts, or olykoeks.” These “nuts” of fried dough might now be called doughnut holes.
Some stories and fun facts around Why its called doughnut?
- In early colonial times, US Dutch immigrants discovered fried cake. So the story goes, a cow kicked a pot of boiling oil over some pastry mix, thus inventing the golden brown delight.
- Doughnuts are deep-fried cakes with a long European history and roots in still earlier Middle Eastern cuisine. They were introduced to America by the Dutch in New Netherlands to America as oliekoecken (oil cakes or fried cakes).
- What were doughnuts originally called? They were originally called “oily cakes.”
- The early Americans took the fact that the treats were fried in oil quite literally, naming them olykoeks, translating to “oily cakes.” The word ‘donut’ came soon after when a woman is said to have put nuts in the dough before frying it.
In honor of National Doughnut /Donut Day which is on the first Friday of June, we made these Long fresh cream filled and chocolate dipped ring doughnuts.
- Warm the milk, add sugar, and yeast, and stir.
- Set aside to bloom. In a bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and sugar.
- In a separate bowl whisk butter, eggs, and vanilla together.
- Pour all the wet ingredients and the milk mixture into the dry ingredients and mix to combine until a dough forms.
- Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic.
- Form into a ball then place in an oiled bowl.
- Cover and allow the dough to rise for about an hour.
- Roll out dough and cut/shape.
- Place on parchment paper, cover, and allow to rise for a further 25-30 minutes.
- Once risen, fry till golden, drain and allow the donuts to cool completely before icing/glazing/dipping, or filling.
Prepared, tried, and tested by Rochelle from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from HomeChefs and SA Tasty Recipes- Saffas Daily Recipes
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 195
- Sugar: 5
- Sodium: 203
- Fat: 6
- Saturated Fat: 4
- Unsaturated Fat: 2
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 29
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 5
- Cholesterol: 38
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