National Doughnut Day is a holiday celebrated on November 5 and also First Friday in June in the United States and other countries. The day is observed by people who love doughnuts.
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Why National Doughnut Day?
Doughnut Day, which is celebrated on November 5, is one of the days when doughnut lovers come together and celebrate this snack. The November 5 celebration for doughnuts is believed to be an extension of a similar donut day that is celebrated on the first Friday of June. Doughnuts are a delicacy for most people in the United States. Doughnuts also come in different shapes, sizes, and flavors and you can choose to celebrate this day by eating your favorite type of doughnut.
How can we celebrate Doughnut Day:
There many ways that people can celebrate the Doughnut Day and this includes:
- Shop at your favorite doughnut store
One of the many ways to celebrate the National Doughnut Day is by buying doughnuts from your favorite store. You can use this day to treat yourself by eating your best-flavored doughnuts. The best thing about buying doughnuts on this day is that some stores will give you some free or sell at a discount. This means that you can buy as many doughnuts as you want on this day.
- Learn a new doughnut recipe
There are many ways for people to make doughnuts, which is why you should learn about a new recipe for doughnuts on this day. You can read about a new recipe online or you can learn it from someone you know who makes good doughnuts. To make the experience more fun, you can invite your friends and family to join you as you learn about making doughnuts. Make sure to take videos and pictures that will remind you of the experience you had on this day.
- Watch a doughnut cook show
Doughnut cook shows are available on the internet and on TV shows. On this day, research on the best cook shows that talk about doughnuts and then use the information that you will learn here to make your doughnuts. The best thing about watching a cooking show is that it will give you more knowledge about a recipe compared to just reading or trying one out on your own. Watching a live cooking show and engaging in it will also create an amazing memory for you on this day.
- Send doughnuts as a gift to someone
Doughnuts are loved by everyone, which is why you can use this day to send some doughnuts as gifts to the people you care about. You can either bake or buy these doughnuts and then package them as a gift. Besides sending them to your friends and family, you can send these doughnuts to other people such as doctors, veterans, nurses, and teachers, to appreciate them for their national contribution. You can also choose to share some doughnuts with the less fortunate.
- Post on social media
If you have been involved in a number of activities as part of celebrating this day, you can share the best moments by posting them on social media. Using the hashtag #NationalDoughnutDay will let other people know that they also need to start being part of the celebrations.
You can make your own doughnuts at home, visit a local doughnut shop, or even order doughnuts online. No matter how you choose to celebrate, be sure to enjoy a delicious doughnut!
How To Make Doughnut
- -1 cup all-purpose flour
- -1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- -1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- -1/4 teaspoon salt
- -2 tablespoons sugar
- -1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- -2 large eggs, beaten
- -1/3 cup milk
- -1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
- -3 tablespoons honey
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- In another medium bowl, whisk together sugar, oil and eggs.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
- Stir in milk and butter until well combined.
- Drop doughnuts onto prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Interesting Facts about National Doughnut Day:
Some interesting facts you need to know about doughnuts include:
- It is believed that doughnuts existed since the pre-historic era. However, they existed then in a different form. However, modern-day doughnuts are believed to have originated from the Dutch, but at the time, they were known as ‘olykoeks’ or ‘oily cakes’.
- Elizabeth Gregory, the mother to a New England ship captain, is believed to have invented doughnuts. It is believed that Elizabeth removed the part of the dough that was most unlikely to cook and added nuts in the middle. Another version states that his son created the doughnut hole after sticking doughnut to the ships whenever he needed to steer the wheel.
- Doughnuts became popular during World War 1 when they were served to US front-line soldiers.
- The first-ever doughnut machine was created in 1920 by Adolph Levitt, who used the machine to bake doughnuts at his bakery.
- In 1996, a study by the New York Times stated that doughnut shops had the lowest crime rates because police officers usually hand out in doughnut shops. The report associated doughnuts as the main food linked to police officers.
- The largest doughnut bakery in the United States is Entenmann’s doughnut bakery, which is located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Entenmann has made over 4 billion doughnuts and churns out 780 million doughnuts each year.
- In 1934, the World’s Fair in Chicago listed automatically produced doughnuts as the most popular food of the century based on the high demand for them witnessed during the fair.
The origins of the National Doughnut Day celebrated on November 5 are unclear. However, some research shows that it may have originated in the 1930s where it was first mentioned in the Ladies Home Journal. However, other journals from this date have rarely mentioned the day. Other people also believe that this day may have been created to increase doughnut sales during Veteran’s Day. However, this theory is not supported by any proof.
The history of doughnuts can also be very intriguing to those who love doughnuts and want to celebrate this national day. Doughnuts are a very ancient snack as they have been mentioned in records dating back to the early 19th century. However, no one knows the exact date when the first doughnut was made. In 1809, Washington Irving, write a book that was titled ‘A History of New-York – From the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty.’ In this book, Irving talked about a dessert that was named ‘doughnuts. He stated that the setter was made using sweetened dough. From the mention in this book, it is assumed that doughnuts were brought to the United States by Dutch immigrants.