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Why Do Doughnuts Have Holes?

Now You Know

Kyle asks: Why do doughnuts have holes? Because bakers make them that way… 😉  In truth, nobody knows for sure why people started putting holes in the fried cakes.  There are some outlandish tales from a sailor, Captain Hanson Gregory, who claimed to have invented the holed doughnut in 1847 at the age of 16. There is even a plaque […]

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