I have been craving sweets lately. I'm sure you can tell from my last few posts, so it should not come to a surprise that I was completely stoked for National Donut Day. It's not a holiday we have off of work but it is a keeper nonetheless.
My coworkers really wanted me to cook something (really anything) for the, and doughnut day was the perfect way to get inspired.
While surfing the interwebs, I came across the argument #donutvsdoughnut and #itsdoughnutday on Instagram. I thought it was pretty funny so I did a little research on donut vs. doughnut because YES, I am THAT girl.
If any of y'all are wondering, here's what I found on the very important matter:
The dictionary-approved spelling for the ring-shaped cake made of dough and fried in fat is doughnut. The shortened donut has been around since the late 1800's, but it wasn't popularized until the late 20th century, when the successful American doughnut chain Dunkin' Donuts made it ubiquitous. Today, writers outside the U.S. still favor doughnut by a wide margin. Doughnut appears about a third of the time in published American writing. -The Economist
Basically, DK started it all! Now that I have that relatively pointless information locked away in my mind, most like taking the place of some invaluable memory from my childhood... let's get to the good stuff!
The doughnuts were a hit in the office on D-day. Many came back for seconds and thirds! There are three major compliments to a cook (at least from the good book of Brick and Nosh):
- When guests don’t use salt and pepper
- When people come back for seconds
- When your coworkers spread the word around the office that your food is yummy. So much so, that you get daily requests for more food and taste-testers.
I adapted my recipe from chow.com. The donuts are pretty light, perfectly sized, and full of flavor… don’t wait until the next Doughnut Day to enjoy :)