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Happy Doughnut Day!

Today is National Cream Filled Do(ugh)nut Day!
I think you know how to celebrate…but before you run out to your nearest bakery or doughnut shop, there are a few things you might be interested to know.

According to Wikipedia over 40 countries serve a traditional dish of sweetened dough that is usually fried and topped or filled with something sweet.  American donuts seem to have descended from a Dutch dessert called “olie-koecken” which translates literally as oil cake.  Like many other desserts such as cookies and pies, the Dutch seem to have popularized donuts in America.  But an American, Hansen Gregory can claim the doughnut design we still used today.  He was the first to make a hole in the center of the doughnut back in 1847.

As you all ready know the library is filled with cream books and resources to help you learn more about any topic that interests you. So if you, like me, are ready for more doughnut facts check out these awesome resources.  And go out and get a doughnut!

-Brooke

2 Responses

  1. Donut definitely has a better ring (pun!) to it than “oil cake.”

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