There are actually a couple of Donut Days, but the one in June is the one with a real history. (Let’s be honest, every day is National Donut Day in our house.) During World War I, the Salvation Army had what they referred to as “Lassies,” who served donuts to the soldiers. Chicago’s branch of the organization started National Doughnut Day in 1938 to serve as a fundraiser. They wanted to assist the needy during the Great Depression, but they also wanted to honor the Lassies’ contributions.
Doughnut vs. Donut
A classic grammar word war — both versions of the word are completely acceptable. However, “doughnut” came first, popping up around 1809. If seeing the word spelled as “donut” makes your eye twitch, you can probably thank Dunkin’ Donuts for boosting the popularity of the variation. Speaking of – are you Team Dunkin’ or Team Krispy Kreme?
As opposed to frying our dough, we actually baked them in a donut pan.
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tbs poppy seeds
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup confectioners sugar
1-2 tbsp milk
½ tsp lemon juice
1 dropper full of the ATLRx tincture
Pro Tip: Use a plastic bag to pipe the batter into the donut pans.