Sweet history of doughnuts

POSTED: 11:24 AM PDT Jun 07, 2013    UPDATED: 05:41 AM PDT Jun 06, 2014 

In honor of National Doughnut Day, take a look at the history of this deep-fried treat.

Doughnut Day - New Amsterdam
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New York Public Library

It's believed Dutch immigrants introduced colonial-era New Yorkers to a more modern version of the doughnut, then called olykoeks, or oily cakes.

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