Doughnuts have their day of honor on the first Friday in June and folks line up to celebrate National Doughnut Day. This popular treat is a marvelous sweet to behold!
Chicago was home to the first official Doughnut Day. In 1938, the event was created by The Salvation Army to honor volunteers who served doughnuts to soldiers during the first World War.
Today, doughnut shops are everywhere, and to pay homage to these circles of dough, many will be offering freebies.
They are typically fried but can also be baked, and they’re not all ring-shaped. Some, such as the Boston cream, don’t have holes. Instead, they’re stuffed with creamy fillings and jellies.
The truly addictive treats are the little orbs called “doughnut holes” that you just pop in your mouth. I betcha can’t eat just one.
You can get them plain, powdered, coated with glazes or frostings and topped with fine sugars, sprinkles, and nuts. My personal favorite is the plain-cake doughnut. You might say, “boring” but I say, “OH, YUM!”
Celebrate National Doughnut Day by bringing home a box or two or three or four or …