National Donut Day, or National Doughnut Day, was created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor those who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I, and is celebrated on the first Friday of June each year in the States. Try making your own doughnuts by selecting one of these Eastern European recipes, often served on Fat Thursday or Fat Tuesday.
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Polish pączki (POHNCH-kee) are fried rounds of yeast dough with rosehip, prune, apricot, strawberry, raspberry, almond, custard or sweet cheese filling.
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