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A disputed history
Who wouldn't want to be credited with bringing doughnuts to the masses? Doughnuts have been around for a long time, but the exact history seems to be unknown. There are several theories regarding the invention of doughnuts, some citing the Dutch settlers for bringing their oliekoeks (or oil cakes) to America in the 19th century and some citing a young American who came up with the idea himself aboard a ship. Whomever is responsible for bringing us this treat should surely be rewarded.
National Doughnut Day only comes once a year, so we'd better make the most of it. Whether you like the standards like glazed, jelly-filled or powdered, or the more imaginative flavors like maple-bacon or candy bar-topped, grab a dozen to share (or not) and start celebrating!
Take a shortcut and try making your own maple-bacon treats using a quick-and-easy doughnut recipe and a maple-flavored glaze. The bacon is the icing on the cake and Homer Simpson would be proud.
Doughnuts for everyone
Since doughnuts are a fairly inexpensive treat, there isn't a lot of motivation to make your own at home. Letting the bakeries do the work (and the cleanup) sounds like a much better idea. But if you are less like Homer Simpson and would prefer a classier version of the typical doughnut, we think this doughnut macaron from Raspberri Cupcakes will fit the bill. It's adorable, and you'll probably save yourself a few calories if you indulge in this instead of the typical fried version. But if you are a more of a traditionalist and you want to bake, we suggest the recipe below.
How will you celebrate National Doughnut Day? Share in the comments below!
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