Why do donuts have holes?
The doughnut didn't always have a hole! These round, flat, fried cakes were once filled, with soggy centers. At least, that's the way they were eaten when early Dutch settlers brought them to Colonial America.
Then in 1847, a 15-year-old boy, Hanson Crockett Gregory, was in the kitchen of his Rockport, Maine, home watching his mother make these fried cakes. When he asked her why the centers were so soggy and uncooked that they gave him indigestion, she didn't have the answer for him.
So Hanson took some of the uncooked cakes and poked out the centers with a fork. This time when his mother fried them, they were delicious, for the hole let the dough cook more thoroughly, making the cakes much easier to digest.
Today, doughnut makers put their dough into special machines that punch out the centers. The dough is then cooked in a vat of boiling oil until it is a puffy, crisp doughnut.
And the house in Rockport, Maine, where Hanson Crockett Gregory
was born, bears a plaque commemorating the day that a boy invented
So they can be plucked from the hot oil with a rod. Another reason is that the heat can be distributed evenly.
They are easier to make this way.
You can make homemade donuts in a rolled container at a store, then open them, then you take a bottle cap and make holes, keep the holes so you can make donut holes, then fry them, after that get a bowl and put cinnamon and sugar in the bowl, and mix it, when you get done frying the donuts and donut holes them put them in the bowl and put cinnamon all around the donut…
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The donut holes are made automatically when the circle is cut from the rolled dough: there is a large outer circle and a small inner circle on the cutter. The holes are either rolled back out or deep fried separately in a basket, as they cannot be "turned" to cook on both sides. Jelly donuts and other "filled" donuts are cut with a plain, large circle cutter, providing the inflated full round shapes. The reason…
Not all donuts have holes in the middle. But for those that do, it is possible they have them so that they can be easier pulled from a pot or vat; one story by a claimant to their supposed inventor is that the middles were always raw, and he did not like that part, so he would punch them out with a piece of metal.
Leon Kossover was the inventor of the donut hole. While working in a bakery in the 1950's, he was making donuts one day. When asked to take all of the holes that were punched out of the donut's roll them out to make more donuts, he had the idea to leave them the way they were, cook them and put toppings on them. His boss liked this idea. He packaged them in groups of 12…