Hubba hubba … it’s National Donut Day!

I have sooooo many food memories from my childhood … I’m not sure what that says about me … some of the most powerful ones are homemade pies on dinner plates at my Nan’s, her Gravox-lump-filled curried sausages, her evil caramel and Cool Whip slice, Kentucky Fried Chicken on a Saturday night, fried rice and pies on Thursday nights (perhaps I should’ve called these junk food memories of childhood) and warm cinnamon donuts from Kotara Fair …

Forget dino porn … donut porn is where it’s AT. Today is National Donut Day in the US and celebs have been sharing wistful pictures of all the sugar and carbs they’re not allowed to eat because … they’re celebs … and they’re all on air diets.

Mind you, I can’t remember the last time I had a warm, sugary, cinnamony donut. Extravagant sigh …

Though I DID make chocolate waffles for the kids for brekkie this morning *pats self on back*


Actually, that might be BAD parenting. I’m calling them “sometimes” food … due to following an American recipe that included 200g of butter, 1 & 1/2 cups of sugar and 1/2 cup cocoa … then served with spray cream.

Flipping heck!

But I digress, because today is about DONUTS. Check out the celebrity sugar porn …

Oh, and a special shout-out for these little donuts on the head of David Campbell’s adorable little munchkin …


 Do you have childhood food memories? Share, please … 



2 thoughts on “Hubba hubba … it’s National Donut Day!

  1. Aaaargh…sauerkraut (with those horrible little carraway seeds) and red cabbage were the bane of my life! My stomach would turn just smelling it on the stove, knowing that we children would be forced to eat it. Talk about child abuse!

    Oddly enough, I love a plate of sauerkraut and bratwurst, with boiled potatoes, as an adult…even happy to drive to the pub in Hahndorf for a serve!

    I couldn’t get enough of Nanna’s ricotta-cheese filled, pan-fried pasties. She would always fill one with cotton wool, playing a trick on my father, resulting in us rolling around the kitchen floor in laughter.

    Then there was Mum’s Spaghetti Bolognese but with slow cooked lamb forequarter chops in the tomato sauce that was a huge favorite and is still asked for today as a treat when visiting home. And re-fried by Dad on Saturday or Sunday for lunch was pretty special, too!

    Choc Wedges…sucking out the ice-cream before the chocolate melted. Rainbow or Banana Paddle-Pops in Summer. Original recipe Henny Penny was a special weekend treat. The coating was crunchy and bubbly, not like the KFC style of today!

    I remember the Cinnamon-coated Donuts at Kotara Fair, too. Saturday mornings around the 2KO (or 2NX?) broadcast booth was where it was at!

    I think that’s enough for now…

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