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Imponderable of the Day: Why Do Doughnuts Have Holes?

April 16, 2014 9:02 am

When you bite into your favorite kind of doughnut, you're probably not thinking of much—besides how delicious it is! But have you ever stopped to think beyond the frosting and sprinkles to wonder why this baked treat always has a hole in the middle?

To better understand the modern-day version of the doughnut, we must look to the past. Many historians attribute the doughnut to Hanson Gregory, a Dutch sea captain who's said to have invented the doughnut in 1847. Legend has it that Gregory, facing rough seas, impaled his cake onto the wheel of his ship for safekeeping. From this simple action, the doughnut's now-ubiquitous hole was borne.

From a more practical standpoint, the hole of a doughnut is said to promote more even cooking. Stuffing a doughnut with fruit or nuts is also known to prevent dough-y middles.

Hungry History: Donuts [A&E]
Why Do Doughnuts Have Holes? [TIFO]
Why Do Donuts Have Holes In The Middle? [Knows Why?]
The Story of the Doughnut [Social Studies for Kids]

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Happy Spring!

April 14, 2014 8:16 am

The sun is shining and the flowers are starting to bloom. Wishing everyone a lovely Spring!

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Amia Bakery: Fremont Cakes

April 2, 2014 9:02 am

For all natural pastries and baked goods Amia Bakery has what you’re looking for. The menu of sweets changes according to the seasonal availability of whatever ingredient. This dedication to all natural shows in Amia’s beautiful baked goods, both a feast for the eyes and stomach. Serving a mix of European and American goodies, Amia offers Fremont shoppers an amazing selection of delectable treats.

Both savory and sweet breads are in stock, including loaves containing jalapenos, roasted garlic and provolone, honey whole wheat, as well as sweet concoctions, like cinnamon bread and apple caramel. There are a number of breakfast pastries available, pairing beautifully with a cup of coffee of tea. These include croissants, muffins, scones, as well as many more treats.

Amia Bakery
Fremont Hub Shopping Center
39095 Fremont Hub
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 793-8808

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