A Sweet Reminder that National Doughnut Week begins on 11th May 2019
9th May 2019
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Bakers, cafes, and works and school canteens can get involved by signing up to be a participating outlet and once they have signed up, they will be sent a pack of point of sale materials to display for all to see.

Did you know?

Doughnuts were originally called olykoeks (oily-cakes) because of the way they are cooked, as they originate in Holland that explains the strange name.

It is reputed that a cow kicked a pot of (hot) oil onto some dough, a happy accident that may have created the tasty morsel that we all know as the doughnut.

Doughnuts were given to US soldiers during the two World Wars to raise moral.

One well known way to enjoy a doughnut is to dunk it in coffee, Mae West famed actress of yesteryear is reputed to have started the trend.

The First doughnut making machine was invented by Adolph Levitt in 1920.

Doughnut Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 150ml/5¼fl oz milk, warmed
  • 225g/8oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 50g/2oz butter, melted
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten
  • 300ml/10½fl oz vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • jam of your choice

Please, note, there are no nuts in a doughnut.

It is hoped that all local bakeries, cafes and other food producing businesses and organisations will join in the fun and support National Doughnut Week by raising money to help the children and their families who suffer brain Injury. Interested parties should go to:


for complete details and to register.

Being a charity The Children’s Trust exists thanks to charitable giving, so why not support the event by running a coffee morning – with plenty of doughnuts purchased from your local participating bakery and donate money directly to The Children Trust. The Charity do accept donations from anyone who wishes to give directly, and you can get involved with fund raising at:


However you support The Children’s Trust, the children who have brain injuries will benefit, surely that is reason enough?

Enjoy National Doughnut Week, doughnuts are great with a cuppa, tea or coffee, and the jammy ones are fab!

The Best of Taunton and Bridgwater.

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