After watching this, there's no doubt that you'll want to try your hand at donut-making ... just make sure to share (even with your pets). It's about time we found an easy DIY donut recipe, too, considering how long they've been around.
Long before Krispy Kreme, humans have enjoyed the holey pastry; archaeologists have even found fossilized pieces of what they think are donuts when excavating prehistoric Native American settlements. But the present version of donuts is said to have originated in New England during the 1900s. A ship captain's mother came up with the pastries when trying to bake something would store well during long voyages. Her original placement of nuts in the center inspired the original name of "doughnuts," as well.