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Doughnuts - Ring form
Pies and Pastries

Very soft sweet wheatflour batter, traditionally raised by yeast but more commonly using soda, forced though a ring-shaped former into hot fat. Sprinkled with sugar.

William Carew Hazlitt's 'Popular antiquities of Great Britain' of 1870 has; "At Baldock, Herts, the children call..[Shrove Tuesday] Dough-nut Day, from the small cakes fried in brass skillets over the fire with hog's lard." (OED)

See: Isle of Wight Donoughts

For other Shrove Tuesday traditions, see:
Doughnuts - Ring form
Grey Peas (and Bacon)
Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday
Monday Collop



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