Happy National Donut Day!
If you have a sweet tooth- like me- then you know that any day celebrating sweet treats is my kind of a day! Everyone enjoys a donut every now and then—glazed, powdered, sprinkled, jelly filled. What is you go to order? Do you have a favorite spot? Aside from arguing which is better- sugar coated or glazed- there comes the dilemma of your preferred spelling: doughnut or donut?
Doughnut vs. Donut
The official dictionary spelling of the word is doughnut with donut generally being listed as a variant of the preferred original spelling.
Doughnut is the original spelling of the word, coming onto the scene in the early 1800s. The Oxford English Dictionary lists Washington Irving’s reference to doughnuts in his 1809 History of New York as the first published use of the word.
Donut, an American variant, first appeared in the late 1800s as a contraction of the original spelling. The shortened spelling didn’t immediately catch on, however, and remained mostly dormant until midway through the 20th century.
Our Top 3 Favorite Recipes
What is better than a donut recipe on a Friday- 3 donut recipes! I’ve scoured the internet for simple yet satisfying recipes. From novice to top chef- these made my round out. In honor of the holiday, here are our top 3 favorite Donuts for any occasion:
The Baked Flavored Donut
This lemon donut recipe is sweet and simple. It contains very simple pantry ingredients but the presentation is what we love. It is simple without being too flashy and yet has just enough flavor to satisfy the sweet tooth. The best thing about donuts is that they don’t have to look perfect to taste delicious.
This recipe comes with tips and tricks to accommodate the bakeware you already have. Perfect treat for those who like sweet and tang.
The OG Donut Lover
If you’re not so much about the frill and thrill- then this classic ode to the donut is for you. They have that signature bakery taste and texture, donuts from a donut shop are incredibly delicious and indulgent. When you can’t pick up your favorite donuts, why not make them at home instead? Scratch made and ready in 2 hours, these donuts are sure to hit the spot. It’s wonderful to experience what a few simple ingredients can do.
The Caffeine Addict
There are 3 parts to this recipe: the crumb topping, the baked donut base, and the vanilla glaze. Three parts of a whole delicious and addicting donut.
It’s the crumb topping and glaze that make this donut a crowd pleaser. If you enjoy a morning donut versus a dessert donut- look no further.
We hope you enjoy our round up of our top 3 national donut recipes. Be sure to share your creations with us if you try them and tag us on social media.