Sunday, 18 December 2011


In early colonial times, US. Dutch immigrants discovered fried cake what we call today dough nuts. So, the story goes, a cow kicked a pot full of boiling oil over onto some pastry mix, thus inventing the golden brown delight. 
Around 1847, Elizabeth Gregory, a New England ship captain's mother, made a deep-fried dough that used her son's spice cargo of nutmeg, cinnamon, and lemon rind. She made the deep fried cakes for son Hansen and his crew so they could store the pastry on long voyages...and to help ward off scurvy and colds. Mrs. Gregory put hazel nuts or walnuts in the center, where the dough might not cook through, and called them doughnuts.
Hansen always took credit for the hole in the doughnut. Some doughnut historians think that Hansen was a bit of a cheapskate and was just trying to save on food costs. Others say that he gave the doughnut its first hole when, in the middle of a terrible storm and in order to get both hands on the ships wheel, he crammed one of his mothers fried sensations onto one of the wooded spokes of the wheel. Yet another tale claims that he decided, after a visit from an angel, that the doughy center of the fried cakes had to go.
Doughnuts became beloved. Legend says that dunking donuts first became a trend when actress Mae Murray accidentally dropped a donut in her coffee one day at Lindy's Deli on Broadway. In the 1934 film It Happened One Night newspaperman Clark Gable teaches young runaway heiress Claudette Corbet how to "dunk"In 1937 a popular song proclaimed that you can live on coffee and doughnuts if "you're in love".
The shape of the wedding band symbolizes eternal love and happiness. The shape of the donut also symbolizes eternal love and happiness. It is therefore very appropriate to give your sweetie donuts on Valentines Day as well as for anniversaries.

  • Ingredients

Maida (white flour)     -150gm
Margarine/ Dalda       - 1 tbsp
Yeast                         - 5gm
Powdered sugar         - 30 gm
Salt                            - 1/4 tspn

  • Preparation method
Knead all the ingredients together with little water and keep for 20 min. Then roll out the dough into 1/2 inch thickness.Cut with floured doughnut cutter. Keep for 1 hr.Let doughnuts sit out to rise again. Cover loosely with a cloth.Then deep fry in hot oil. Dip fried doughnuts in chocolate sauce on one side.
  • Ingredients for chocolate sauce
Butter         -1 tbsp
Sugar          - 4 tbsp
Cocoa pow - 2 tbsp
water           -1 tbsp 
  • Preparation method
Double boil everything together, till you get a smooth mixture.


  • Anonymous says:
    18 December 2011 at 20:46

    Oohmmmm yummy