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It is unclear when and who developed the first ring-shaped doughnut, but they became common in the United States by the late 1800s.

Doughnut - Wikipedia

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A doughnut or donut is a type of fried dough confectionery or dessert food. The doughnut is ... A small spherical piece of dough may be cooked as a doughnut hole. Once doughnuts have been fried, the...

Why Do Doughnuts Have Holes? - Today I Found Out

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May 31, 2012 ... In truth, nobody knows for sure why people started putting holes in the fried ... most bakers do think that the reason doughnuts have holes is the ...

Why Do Donuts Have Holes? | Wonderopolis

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Do you have a favorite type of donut? Probably the most popular and familiar type of donut is the classic ring-shaped donut with a hole in the middle. Although  ...

Why do donuts have a hole in the middle? - Quora

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I'm gonna take an educated guess here: Donuts as we know are fried. The hole in the middle is to maximise the surface area exposed to the oil, so that it's fried ...

Holey Grail: Why Do Doughnuts Have Holes? — CakeSpy

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Jan 26, 2011 ... The man who invented the hole in the doughnut has been found. ... have made fortunes for men; millions eat doughnuts for breakfast and feel ...

history - Why do doughnuts have holes? - Seasoned Advice

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Legend has it that the inventor of the ring shaped donut with a hole came up with the idea because he was dissatisfied with the raw centre of regular ...

why do donuts have a hole in the middle? | Yahoo Answers

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isnt it harder to have to make a hole in the middle after making the ... Good question! But since I donut know the answer...sorry couldn't resist, I will ...

Think About it Thursday: Why Do Donuts Have Holes?

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Written by: Science Made Fun! on May 31, 2012 @ 4:37 pm. You might want a glass of milk to go along with today's tasty Think About it Thursday! Have you ever ...

Why do donuts have holes in them?

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Have you ever noticed that two delicious foods – donuts and bagels – each have mysterious holes in their middles..?! Is the hole there because the baker ...