Doughnut Man Is Sweet Success

| 12/2/2015 9:33:00 AM

Tags: Doughnuts, Baked Goods, Deli, BarBQ, Home Cooking, Amish Recipes, Lois Hoffman,

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Jon Yoder is known as the “doughnut man” around Centreville, Michigan, and parts beyond. No holes barred, pardon the pun, he has definitely earned this title. On an average weekend, his store, Yoder’s Country Market, fries 2500 doughnuts. Weekdays the numbers are down a little, they only make 1500.

Doughnuts are just about everybody’s favorite breakfast treat and the nation’s second most profitable retail food item, second only to the potato (who doesn’t love French fries!). Everyone knows cops and doughnuts go together. What would a stakeout be without coffee and the sweet treats that everyone loves to dunk. By the way, the most famous “dunk” was when Clark Gable taught Claudette Colbert how to dunk in the classic 1934 film “It Happened One Night.”

Doughnuts or donuts, as they are sometimes referred to, are deep fried pastries made from circular dough with a hole in the middle. Here’s the “hole” story why they are shaped as such. Back in the 18th century a Maine baker’s apprentice became frustrated when the fried pastries continually turned out with underdone centers. He tried poking holes in them before frying and, as they say, the rest is history.

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