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Friday, June 1, 2012

National Doughnut Day

Wow, I hear it is National Doughnut Day!
I love doughnuts, though I haven't had any for a while. I think I gain a few pounds just looking at one.

National Doughnut Day was started by the Salvation Army in 1938 to commemorate the volunteers who passed out doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.

What's my favorite?

Krispy Kreme! I love Krispy Kreme doughnuts!
Glazed ones, the ones with chocolate spread on top, the lemon filled ones (I love these), the ones with the pudding squirted inside of them.
Yummy, yummy, yummy!

I hear that Krispy Kreme is giving a free doughnut to anyone that comes into their stores today. I wish there was one in our area.

I posted last year how to make 'whop doughnuts.'
Do you know what they are?
If not, I will refresh your memory.
You make them with Pillsbury refrigerated biscuits, that you 'whop' on the side of the counter to open.
That's why I call them 'whop doughnuts.'

Mom made these when we were kids.

You can top them with a cinnamon sugar mixture,  confectioners sugar or a glaze.

Mix one cup of confectioners sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and 3 T of milk to make the glaze.

Next, put oil in the skillet. You can use a small skillet, that way you don't have to use so much oil. The oil only needs to be an inch or less deep in the skillet.

Whop your can of biscuits to open it up and put them down on a flat surface. I flattened mine out a little with a rolling pin. Take the middle out of your biscuit cutter and punch out a hole in the middle of the biscuit. If you don't have one of these, you can use a bottle cap or anything else you have that is the size of a donut hole.

Put them in the hot oil. Be careful and be quick! They only take what seems like a few seconds to turn golden brown underneath. Quickly flip them over with a fork or tongs and let them turn golden brown on the other side. Take them out of the skillet.

Do this with the holes and the donuts.

Now comes the fun  part. Use your imagination and top them with whatever you have a taste for. You can dip them in the glaze or sprinkle both sides with a cinnamon/sugar mixture or confectioners sugar.

I must admit, I like the cinnamon/sugar and confectioners sugar topping the best.

What is your favorite doughnut?

Posted by Janet F.  Smart at Writing in the Blackberry Patch
©Janet F. Smart


  1. YUM! I love blueberry cake donuts! I haven't made the "whop" donuts since my daughter was little.

  2. Since it's only four minutes away from 12:00 here, and I haven't had a snack this morning, I'd take any of them! Oh, they look sooo good! I'd never heard of whop doughnuts!

  3. Wow these just made me so hungry..I love doughnuts .The glazed are my favorite..I've made these before but I deep fried them..I'm going to try them this way..Thanks for sharing..

  4. Krispy Kreme are my favorites too! But like you-there isn't one in our area. When we go to visit Miss Cindy-we always visit the one in Asheville for hot ones fresh from the oven-oh my : )

  5. Krispy Kreme's lemon or apple filled. I can never decide, so I usually just get both! Thanks for reminding me of this recipe. I did this years ago and we love them!

  6. I remember my Mom making these! It makes my mouth water to see the pictures you posted! I heard it was National Donut day but didn't know whay....glad you let us know! :-)

  7. By the way, how neat that your parents have the same anniversary we do!

  8. I used to make these a lot, I can just smell the deliciousness. YUM, my favorite doughnut is glazed with chocolate icing.

  9. Hi Janet how incredibly wonderful! A day dedicated to donuts, I'm soooo there! :) My favorite donut is a raspberry or cherry jelly filled, with glaze on top. But I don't think I have ever met a donut I didn't like. Here in Savannah we have a wonderful donut shop called Baker's Pride. Have a lovely evening ahead! Delisa :)

  10. I have just gained 5 pounds reading your post!

  11. Now I'm hungry for doughnuts.
    I've never seen this recipe before but it sounds super easy. Gonna have to try them soon.


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