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The History of Donuts

Donuts - a sugary pastry that holds a significant place in all of our hearts. Today, we will explore the history of donuts, why we love this mysterious desert and, of course, the story behind their unique shape.


The first donuts were created in the early 19th century by the Dutch. But there’s a catch - these donuts were incredibly different from the iconic pastries with a hole that we see today. These original donuts - called olykoeks - contained cake dough in the shape of a ball and were fried in animal fat until golden brown. But, as the middle wasn’t cooked as fast as the outside, the centre of the cake was filled with nuts, fruit, and other treats that don’t need to be cooked.


So who had the ingenious idea to poke a hole in the donut and create a modern masterpiece?


In 1847, Captain Hansen Gregor poked a hole in the soft pastry. Later on, people followed suit by punching out the centre of the donut before frying it. Then, as it was exposed to hot oil, the hole in the centre expanded, forming the donut-shape we know today.


But why do we love it so much? Donuts are a sweet and irresistible treat that can capture anyone’s heart. I can understand why it’s so addictive - it tastes like a drop of heaven! Beyond it’s magnificent taste, it is also:

  • A good source of carbohydrates;

  • A great companion for a cup of coffee in the morning;

  • A decadent snack;

  • A great gift;

  • Easy to make if you’re hungry.

In conclusion, donuts are just the best. There’s nothing really for me to say, other than BUY YOUR DONUTS!


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