06 June 2008

Happy National Doughnut Day!

Who else needs a holiday today? When I first heard about National Doughnut Day (NDD) I thought it was a silly excuse to get us into the corner do-nut shop, but it's a lot more important than that. NDD started in 1938 as a fundraiser, and is now commemorated in honor of the "Salvation Army lassies." They were among the few women allowed near the front lines during WW1 and provided home cooked meals.
You can get a free doughnut from Krispy Kreme today. If there isn't a KK near you, this site ends with a few interesting recipes or, if you prefer to be authentic, you can use the original Salvation Army's Recipe. This original recipe was first served in 1917, so you know it's gotta be good.
My favorite doughnuts are the chocolate covered twisted bars; what's yours?


tootie said...

Thank you for giving me a wonderful excuse to go buy a doughnut! :)

Emryn said...

I wish I would have looked at this earlier. My favorite is the apple fritters.