Donuts

Known in diner lingo as a sinker or life preserver, the donut (aka doughnut) is a ring-shaped pastry that gets deep-fried, then possibly glazed or frosted. There are two fundamental kinds: yeast-raised, which are light and flaky (think Krispy Kreme) and cake donuts, leavened with baking powder, that are denser and have a cake-like texture. Some cake donuts include mashed potatoes in the batter, creating a creamier crumb. Alternate donut forms are the donut hole (a small sphere), the holeless donut (also known as a Bismark, frequently filled with custard or fruit), and the long john, which is rectangular. Regional donuts include New Orleans’ beignet, cider donuts in the Midwest and Northeast, malasadas in Hawaiian and Yankee Portuguese bake shops, and fastnachts made with potato batter in Pennsylvania Dutch country.

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Inn on the Gallatin

GALLATIN GATEWAY, MT

Thick, crunchy-skinned cake donut is flavored with plenty of apple cider
Mrs. Murphy’s Donuts

VT

Do-Nut Dinette
Flakey Cream Do-Nuts

HEALDSBURG, CA

Beach Donuts doughnuts
Beach Donuts

CLINTON, CT

Friske Orchards - Michigan Apples
Friske Orchards

ELLSWORTH, MI

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