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The Origin of the Doughnut

The earliest known reference of “Dow Nuts” is in The Receipt Book of Baroness Elizabeth Dimsdale, c.1800. Elizabeth received the recipe for “Dow Nuts” from a Mrs. Fordham sometime between the years 1800 and 1808. The dates ranges are from the pages watermark and 1808 is the date of the last entry. The recipe consist of ‘nuts’ of flour, butter, eggs, sugar and yeast cooked in hogs-lard almost boiling hot. They were not the round shape as we know […]

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