How could we miss National Doughnut Day? Of course we wouldn't. The holiday is celebrated on the first Friday of June, a tradition created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor women who served doughnuts to soldiers returning home from World War I. While we've been known to celebrate doughnuts on many other days of the year, we have an extra special excuse today to channel our inner Homer Simpsons today.
Here's a collection of our favorite fried dough recipes: New Orleans beignets, spiced buttermilk holes, apple cider doughnuts, and more.