Why is donut spelled two ways?
So you can see where the “dough” in doughnut comes from.
The “nut” part is actually a different way of saying “a small lump.” Originally, the name of the treat was dough boy.
Donut is a simplification of the original spelling, and as such, it’s completely in the spirit of the American version of the English language..
What can I use instead of a donut cutter?
Then use a doughnut cutter, or if you don’t have a doughnut cutter you can use a pub style glass and a baby food jar to make the doughnut shape. Prepare an area for your doughnuts to cool. Because of the oil, I used paper shopping bags with paper towels on top. This made clean up very easy.
How do you cut donut holes?
Cut out 3-3.5 inch diameter doughnuts with a doughnut cutter – or use a large and small biscuit or cookie cutter. Place the doughnuts and doughnut holes on a parchment paper. Knead the left over dough lightly and let it rest for about 30 minutes, and repeat rolling and cutting once more.
What size is a donut cutter?
Overall Dimensions: Top Diameter: 3 1/2 Inches. Height: 1 3/4 Inches.
What was the first donut cutter?
July 9, 1872, John F. Blondel of Thomaston, Maine, patented the first doughnut cutter. A spring-loaded tube pushed offending dough out of the middle of the cake, thus allowing more cooking surface.