A doughnut or donut is a type of fried dough pastry. Doughnuts are typically made from flour batter and deep-fried. Doughnuts are believed to have been brought to the United States by Dutch settlers around the 19th century. The earliest known usage of the term “doughnut” refers to 1808 and the first printed use of the word “donut” refers to 1900.
There are two most common types of doughnuts: ring doughnuts and filled doughnuts. Filled doughnuts are flattened spheres injected with cream, fruit preserves, custard, etc. Cream is one of the most popular doughnut fillings.
Doughnuts can be filled with different kinds of cream such as vanilla cream, chocolate cream, lemon cream, ganache etc. Boston cream doughnut is probably the most famous variation of filled doughnut. It is filled with vanilla custard and glazed with chocolate icing. It was chosen as the official doughnut of Massachusetts in 2003.
To celebrate the National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day, pick up a box of fresh doughnuts from your favorite local bakery.Remind me with Google Calendar
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