DOUGHNUT – DONUT : Hole, glaze, buns, muffins, recipe, etc. – I wish you a Happy National Doughnut Day!*

Vol. 4, No. 10, Friday, June  7th, 2013


(Antonietta’s Kitchen*)

“the art of food, wine, family & more*”

By Antonietta La Posta

TITLE: “DOUGHNUT – DONUT : Hole, glaze, buns, muffins,  recipe, etc. – I wish you a Happy National Doughnut Day!*”


Today is a special day. I’m very excited. It’s … it’s … you probably guessed it … it’s National Doughnut Day! Surprised … so was I. Who knew? I researched it. I found the story interesting. I have included a snippet – check it below.


I like a good donut, but too many of them are not healthy.  So I’ll treat myself to a donut once in a while.  Next week, I shall speak about doughnuts Italian style and share with you some memories and a recipe for a family donut-like pastry of the Italian tradition.

P.S. Now, I have a question: Is it doughnut or donut? And the answer is: “Donut is the American way while the proper  British way is doughnut.

Bonus fact: National Doughnut Day

National Doughnut Day is on  the first Friday of June each year, succeeding the Doughnut Day event created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.[1] The holiday celebrates the doughnut (a.k.a. “donut”) – an edible, torus-shaped piece of dough which is deep-fried and sweetened. Many American doughnut stores offer free doughnuts on National Doughnut Day. In 2009, both independent doughnut shops[2] and large national franchises offered free doughnuts in the United States.[3][4][5] (Source: Wikipedia the free encyclopedia) –


  • A skillet
  • Two bowls


frying panfrypan, or skillet is a flat-bottomed pan used for fryingsearing, and browning foods. It is typically 200 to 300 mm (8 to 12 in) in diameter with relatively low sides that flare outwards, a long handle, and no lid. (Source: Wikipedia the free encyclopedia) –

Why I prefer LAGOSTINA Ambiente 20cm Non Stick Skillet $39.99

The Lagostina product is a good brand.  I like their products because you’re getting quality.

Antonietta’s Recipe of the Month



  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp shortening
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 quart oil for deep frying
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar for dusting


  1. Place sugar and shortening in a bowl;
  2. Mix till smooth;
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well mixed;
  4. Add flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl;
  5. Stir in the sugar mixture;
  6. Roll out on a floured surface, the dough to approx. 1/3 inch thickness;
  7. Cut the doughnuts;
  8. Let stand for 10 minutes;
  9. Heat the oil in a large deep skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C);
  10. Fry doughnuts in the hot oil until golden;
  11. Turn over once;
  12. Drain on paper towels;
  13. Dust with confectioners’ sugar while warm;
  14. Serve while warm and enjoy!


Enjoy these doughnuts and tell me if you agree. But I suggest eating only one. It’s  all you need to satisfy your craving and still not add too much to your waistline.  And that’s my favorite doughnutty thought for the week, what’s yours? *

Salute mia amore! À la dolce vita!



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One Response to “DOUGHNUT – DONUT : Hole, glaze, buns, muffins, recipe, etc. – I wish you a Happy National Doughnut Day!*”

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