Sweet history of doughnuts

POSTED: 11:24 AM PDT Jun 07, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jun 04, 2015 

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

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It's believed the name "doughnut" was either a literal description of Elizabeth Gregory's treat -- dough with nuts -- or comes from the description "dough knots."


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