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To Dough or Do-nut?

November 28, 2005

After Mr. Crumpet finishes off his favorite plain doughnut, he gives the old tip of the hat to fellow Mainer Captain Hanson Crockett Gregory, the father of these savory confections of annular brilliance.

You see, Captain Gregory (of Rockport) invented the doughnut hole way back in 1847. They say he accidentally impaled a fried cake on his ship’s wheel — a truly Newtonian moment of discovery — and the rest is history.

The Germans also lay claim to the doughnut hole idea. They called ’em “jumbles.”

“Controversy?  Hey, I just eat ’em,” says Orange Bear, reaching for a maple dip doughnut.

One Comment leave one →
  1. bellacqua permalink
    November 30, 2005 8:34 am

    It seems Orange Bear and Mister Crumpet share a love for one single food group: sweets.

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