National Donut Day Means 7 Perfect Fried Dough Recipes

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It's National Donut Day, which means this is the perfect occasion to pay our respects to the quintessential American breakfast treat, which is actually not so American after all.

The donut has its roots in Europe, and when American soldiers returned home from World War I, they created a demand for the dessert Salvation Army “Donut Girls” had served them. Thus, America's obsession with donuts began.

Since then, donuts have only gotten more delicious, more gourmet — and thanks to these seven baking bloggers, easier for you to bake yourself! Here are seven delicious recipes to help you celebrate this day.

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