Isle of Wight Doughnut
Two soft doughnuts sprinkled with dried fruits and rolled in sugar and cinnamon. Each doughnut is handmade using a traditional Isle of Wight recipe from 1845.
*** Charity Product ***
For every 2-pack we sell we’ll donate 40p to the Isle of Wight Alzheimer Cafe. They are a charity running informal, supportive and friendly cafes for people whose lives have been affected by dementia.
Did the Isle of Wight Invent the Doughnut?
Doughnuts as we know them today are of Dutch origin, and were later to become popular in America and then the rest of Europe. However, the Isle of Wight doughnut was developed independently, although whether before or after the Dutch doughnut is unclear . In fact, “doughnut” wasn’t the more popular local name for them until the mid nineteenth century. Before then, doughnuts were known locally as “Birds Nests”. The earliest recipe can be found in Eliza Acton’s 1845 book Modern Cookery for Private Families.