Musings: Doughnut Day (or is it Donut?)

Today’s topic is: “National Doughnut Day! Will you be celebrating with homemade doughnuts or picking up a box at the store? Share your best doughnut story or recipe.”

Whichever way you spell it, these fried or baked pastries are always delicious!

Unfortunately, because of my “no sugar, no flour” resolution,  I won’t be celebrating National Doughnut Day this year. Before all this diet foolishness started, I used to make all of our desserts from scratch but when I did buy desserts, I couldn’t resist doughnuts. I would get them from the Kwik Trip bakery/gas station when they went on sale: 6 glazers for $1.99! Unfortunately, my sugar addiction and lack of willpower would kick in and I’d eat two or three at a time. But since they go stale within 24 hours, you *have* to finish them before that happens, right?

By the way, nothing makes you hate a doughnut ban more than searching for images on Pinterest. There are mouth-watering recipes and beautiful pictures of half-eaten rings dripping with glaze or frosting or sprinkles or all three! Ugh, when will these sugar cravings stop?!

I am a fan of most kinds of doughnuts, but these three are my favorite.

And while I’ve heard it is easy to make them at home, I haven’t tried yet. Maybe when I’m allowed to eat them again, I’ll try Pioneer Woman’s recipe.

(In case you’re wondering, “doughnut” is the proper spelling but since the 1950s, Dunkin’ Donuts has gained such popularity that “donut” has become a commonly used spelling.)

What is your favorite flavor of doughnut? Share in the comments.

~ Phoebe DeCook

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