Olivier Poels 5:40 p.m., October 19, 2021

Homer Simpson loves it… and so do we! Donuts are part of American culture. Like many things, they were not born there, but were brought in by the settlers. We owe the first donuts on American soil to the Dutch who prepared "oliebollen", balls fried in oil from the 17th century. But these donuts are not yet the donuts as we know them.

Donuts are torric in shape (a round with a hole in its center).

The story goes that this idea would be credited to a ship's captain: Hanson Gregory, in the mid-18th century.

Several theories explain the arrival of the hole: Hanson was tight and it was a way to use less dough / Hanson wanted to be able to hold his donut better when he was on his ship, he impaled them on the tip of his rudder / he digested the donuts badly because the center was not well cooked, so he had the idea to make this hole to allow the donut to cook more evenly.

It is, as often in the United States, a fast food chain that popularized donuts in the 1950s: Dunkin Donuts.

Donut recipe:


- 250 g of flour

- 1 Egg

- 60 g of vanilla sugar

- 1 teaspoon of baking powder

- 10 cl of milk

- 1 pinch of salt

- 10 g of butter

- Icing sugar

1. Mix the flour, salt and baking powder

2. Beat the eggs and sugar

3. Mix the milk and melted butter

4. Add the flour then the eggs

5. Leave to stand for two hours

6. Make the donuts and fry them for two minutes at 180 ° and sprinkle with icing sugar.

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