Doughnuts are small rings of lightly sweetened deep–fried yeast dough. They may be sprinkled with icing sugar or sugar or finished with a strawberry, chocolate or butterscotch icing. Some doughnuts are made in twisted, oblong or round shapes and filled with jam. The North American doughnut with a hole in the centre was the original form, and was made by wrapping dough around a stick, which was then immersed in hot oil. The first doughnut cutter was patented in the 1870s by John Blondel.
Also known as — donuts