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It’s essential (for a delicious outdoor life) to fry up two dozen donuts on National Donut Day. That’s what we did in my friend’s neighborhood on Monday using a Barebones cast iron set, and we captured most of it on video.
Though Barebones offers their own special “high smoke point seasoning paste made locally in Salt Lake City”, we opted for lard. Deep fat frying is always a great way to break-in or season cast iron and National Donut Day was a great excuse to do it.
“Each year on the first Friday in June, people participate in National Doughnut or Donut Day. This day celebrates the doughnut and honors the Salvation Army Lassies, the women that served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI.”
They pointed out that in 1917, “the original ‘Salvation Army Doughnut’ was first served by the ladies of the Salvation Army. The doughnuts were often cooked in oil inside the metal helmets of American soldiers. American infantrymen were then commonly called ‘doughboys.’ A more standard spelling is donut.”
We did not cook ours in helmets, but we used our new Barebones equipment which arrived a few weeks ago. When it did, Susan Cheever, one of out team assistants, suggested we season the cast iron by making donuts. She also offered her great raised donut recipe for a crowd:
Celebrate the day by enjoying your favorite doughnut. Use #NationalDonutDay or #NationalDoughnutDay on social media to find out other great doughnut making (and eating) ideas.
Enjoy these other recipes from our Barebones cooking series: