Friday, June 3, 2011

National Donut Day

Yes, I waited until pretty late to post this just so you wouldn’t be tempted to run out and get some of these tasty treats!

But it is true that the first Friday in June has been designated as National Donut Day and you can give your thanks to the Salvation Army for that.  The day was set aside beginning in 1938 to honor the women who handed out the delicious orbs to soldiers in World War I.

The original recipe that includes lard and evaporated milk can be found at this link.  Many lighter recipes can be found on the internet, but the easiest way to get your fill is to stop by your local Dunkin’ Donuts or Krispy Kreme or most bakeries (and yes, I know where the closest of each is to my house…).  If you can’t resist – go ahead and have one tomorrow – just remember the generous volunteers in WWI and they won’t have any calories at all!

1 comment:

Pattilou said...

Didn't know there was a donut day, but that figures. As a daughter of a bakery owner, when I worked there, I loved a fresh cake donut--just plain in the mornings! Ohhh, the memories! My dad sold alligators which were triangles of raised donuts fried, glazed and then filled with cherry buttercream icing. Those that loved them, still remember them to me when we bump into people from my hometown. I never developed a liking for them, luckily--already have too many sweets to get over!