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(Hertfordshire Mercury)   Brits claim doughnuts originated in jolly old England as the 'dow nut'   (hertfordshiremercury.co.uk) divider line 28
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2013-10-27 09:18:16 AM
FTA: However, next time they feel like consuming the sweet dessert

Dessert? Here in America we refer to them as a healthy part of a nutritious breakfast, or just breakfast.
 
2013-10-27 11:11:16 AM

MayoSlather: FTA: However, next time they feel like consuming the sweet dessert

Dessert? Here in America we refer to them as a healthy part of a nutritious breakfast, or just breakfast.


Yep, the All-American Breakfast...coffee, plain, glazed doughnuts and cigarettes.
 
2013-10-27 11:35:27 AM
What of the origin of doughbolts?
 
2013-10-27 11:53:28 AM
Now I suppose subby will try to convince us that hamburgers originated in 19th century Germany.

/rolls eyes
 
2013-10-27 11:53:47 AM
I'd bet all through history cooks and bakers have rediscovered the importance of normalizing the thickness of baked goods. Also, in history people make foods for years before someone writes them down.
 
2013-10-27 11:55:38 AM

PacManDreaming: MayoSlather: FTA: However, next time they feel like consuming the sweet dessert

Dessert? Here in America we refer to them as a healthy part of a nutritious breakfast, or just breakfast.

Yep, the All-American Breakfast...coffee, plain, glazed doughnuts and cigarettes.


Problem? Sometimes I go with an apple fritter to mix things up.

I'm actually having the weekend version right now: cappuccino and a croissant, getting ready to fire up a heater.
 
2013-10-27 11:58:55 AM
They were just like donuts as we know them except they were made from beef innards and glazed with pituitary gland.
 
2013-10-27 12:00:40 PM

rudemix: They were just like donuts as we know them except they were made from beef innards and glazed with pituitary gland.


And boiled in water.
 
2013-10-27 12:17:48 PM
What they worried about? They invented profiteroles. That's more than enough acclaim for the Brits.
 
2013-10-27 12:24:40 PM

dionysusaur: What of the origin of doughbolts?


They were named for their inventor, Mr. Douglas Herbert Bolt.
 
2013-10-27 12:43:14 PM

MayoSlather: FTA: However, next time they feel like consuming the sweet dessert

Dessert? Here in America we refer to them as a healthy part of a nutritious breakfast, or just breakfast.


That's England in a nutshell.  They have baked beans for breakfast and eat donuts for dessert, they serve their beer warm and their meat cold, they love cars but can't build any worth a damn.
 
2013-10-27 01:20:58 PM
This discovery was made by the Hertfordshire Record Society, which publishes a volume of transcribed and edited records every year and this year has released The Receipt Book of Baroness Elizabeth Dimsdale c1800.

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2013-10-27 01:21:06 PM
the 'dow nut'

Wow, I didn't know Jim Cramer was that old.
 
2013-10-27 01:22:04 PM
I thought they originated in Springfield as the Doh! nut.
 
2013-10-27 02:04:40 PM

Arkanaut: the 'dow nut'

Wow, I didn't know Jim Cramer was that old.


Thank you. I was coming back to say that.

Does that make Maria Baritromo a Standard Poor nut?
 
2013-10-27 02:09:45 PM
Wow, article... thank you for not explaining, showing, or describing the recipe in any way, shape, or form. Glad we can finally substantiate that claim.

Next up... a review for a book containing the location of the lost city of Atlantis, in which the only thing discussed is the author's bio on the dust jacket.
 
2013-10-27 03:52:52 PM
Cutting the hole turned it into a zero, or a nought. Dough noughts.
 
2013-10-27 04:35:52 PM
Headline:  Brits claim doughnuts originated in jolly old England as the 'dow nut'

Article:  "She said: "The Hertfordshire Association for Local History had been written to by an American food historian to ask about doughnuts.  He had come to the conclusion that doughnuts originated in Hertfordshire and the first record he found was in 1810."
 
2013-10-27 06:27:38 PM
At one time, Brits claimed America, too. Look how that turned out.
 
2013-10-27 06:33:05 PM
Dow nut believe them.
 
2013-10-27 07:07:32 PM
Perhaps ... but it still took an American to think up connecting 'em with a hot dog:

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/though this only actually exists in cartoon form (for now)
 
2013-10-27 07:10:46 PM
because no culture anywhere has ever taken dough and fried it in hot oil.

Thank god for the brits. What would we do without you?

How ridiculous.

the Egyptians were eating fried dough mixed with dates and nuts and then dipped in honey for thousands of years.
 
2013-10-27 07:22:01 PM

MFAWG: Problem? Sometimes I go with an apple fritter to mix things up.


Nah, that's close enough. There's a doughnut shop by me that makes the world's best buttermilk doughnuts. They look like this, but with cinnamon sprinkled on then:

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They are freaking amazing!
 
2013-10-27 07:26:23 PM
Brits are even better at claiming to have done everything first than we are.
 
2013-10-27 08:03:50 PM

NicoFinn: Cutting the hole turned it into a zero, or a nought. Dough noughts.


Came here to say this.  Carry on.
 
2013-10-28 03:24:51 AM
I refuse to believe that deep fried sugar bread could have been invented anywhere aside from Scotland.
 
2013-10-28 12:25:28 PM
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Donuts were brought to Earth (namely 'merikuh) by Jesus when he came down to help George Washington write the constitution!
Washington chopped down a cherry tree for the jelly-filled ones! Everyone knows that!
 
2013-10-28 03:54:48 PM
Nothing good ever came out of Jolly Olde England.
Ever.
Go back to rimming your doughnut holes, people.
 
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