Donuts came to America via Dutch settlers, but the typical ring shape was invented in the US. The hole allowed the donuts to cook faster and more evenly, plus it cut down on the amount of dough and thus increased profit! In fact, the hole used to be a lot bigger back in the day. This recipe makes amazingly soft and delicious doughnuts, with or without the suggested toppings.
Sweet Bread & Cookies
Swedes will go to almost any lengths to get a hold of this delicacy that used to be available only before Lent and served primarily on Shrove Tuesday. These days bakeries start selling them shortly after Christmas because they are so popular. Sweet bread filled with almond paste and whipped cream – what’s not to like?