These "nuts" of fried dough might now be called doughnut holes.
isthe more traditional spelling, and still dominates outside the US. At present,
and theshortened form
are both pervasive in American English. The first known printed use of
eck's Bad Boy and h
by George W. Peck, published in 1900, in which acharacter is quoted as saying, "Pa said he guessed he hadn't got much appetite, and he wouldjust drink a cup of coffee and eat a donut."
The donut spelling also showed up in a
article dated August 10, 1929 in which
ailey Millard jokingly complainsabout the decline of spelling, and that he "can't swallow the 'wel-dun donut' nor the ever so'gud bred'. The interchangeability of the two spellings can be found in a series of "NationalDonut Week" articles in
that covered the 1939 World's Fair. In four articles beginningOctober 9, two mention the
spelling.Dunkin' Donuts, which wasfounded in 1948 under the name Open Kettle (Quincy, Massachusetts), is the oldest survivingcompany to use the
variation, but the defunct Mayflower Donut Corporation is the firstcompany to use that spelling, prior toWorld War II.
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cupgood quality cocoa 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground mace1/4 teaspoon salt3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons butter -- softened1 egg1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup powdered sugar dash ground cinnamon
Sift all dry ingredients together, including cocoa. In another bowl, beat the sugar and butter until creamy. Add the egg.
eat. Add the flour mixture and the milk alternately. Mix untilwell blended then shape into a ball. Roll the dough to 1/4 inch thick. Flour a2.5 inch