today is national doughnut day! 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 pumpkin doughnuts with brown butter and apple cider glaze topped with pecans
- baked apple cider doughnuts
if you'd rather not take the time to make your own doughnuts, krispy kreme is giving away free doughnuts all day today and dunkin donuts is giving away free doughnuts with a coffee purchase today too!
have a great weekend!