Friday, June 6, 2014

happy national doughnut day!


today is national doughnut day!  what a great day to celebrate!

did you know that national doughnut day started back in 1938?!  a young doctor was sent to a military base, and on his way there he stopped at a bakery and picked up 8 dozen doughnuts.  the doctor gave a free doughnut to each wounded soldier that he helped at the base.  a lieutenant general that was helped by the doctor decided to make a fund raiser out of it.  the lieutenant general gave every wounded solider and the needy a free doughnut.  the fund raiser was joined with the salvation army and became national doughnut day!

if you're interested in making homemade doughnuts today, here are some great doughnut recipes:
baked mocha cake doughnuts with coffee cream cheese glaze
baked strawberry cake doughnuts with strawberry glaze
baked apple cider doughnuts

also, krispy kreme is giving away free doughnuts all day today too!

have a great weekend!
love, laurie

2 comments:

Ma Pa C said...

I have never heard of National Donut Day until one kid came in and said his mother sent in donuts for this event. That donut picture reminds me of a sweet bun that the baker used to deliver. Yes, they delivered just like the milkman. He would have on his truck buns with white glaze and chocolate sprinkles. Boy did I love them and was always excited to see his truck when he would come to our street. A walk down memory lane of good memories. Sweet childhood memories!

Lauren W said...

I'm really not sure how I missed this. That is all. :(