What is the hole for?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 14 Jul 2007.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...in donuts?

    I mean why is the whole not there and why is it replaced by a hole?

    This important stuff and I won't be able to sleep until I find out why.
  2. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    So the people selling them could put twenty of them on a stick and wander around shouting "Who wants to buy a doughnut?

    Note the spelling dear boy. We've not become the 51st state just yet.
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    So that you can poke your fingers through the centre and carry more of them with you when you go out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    I always assumed it was because the center would still be doughy when the outer was cooked if an un-holed lump of dough was chucked in the fat.
  5. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    I think it's just one of those mysterious profound things. If doughtnuts didn't have holes in the middle one wouldn't be able to continously deform them into the shape of a coffee cup.
  6. TVC

    TVC Guest

    It's so that there is more surface area to soak up the fat when they are frying - luverly.
  7. OP

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...oh and i thought it was something sexual :eek: :blush: :tongue: :laugh:
  8. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    Round doughnuts don`t have holes in ... Just jam/cream etc :eek: .
  9. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Surely if you replace a 'whole' with a 'hole' then there's nothing there at all!
  10. Slim

    Slim Über Member

    Plough Lane
    I'm not 100% sure this is true but...

    ..a while back there was a story circulating about a group of fraternity (male student club thingy) members that had been winding up the local sorority (girly student club thingy) for the whole year. At the end of the summer term they sent round a large box of ring donuts to the sorority with profuse apologies.

    The following day the boys sent round a group photo of themselves wearing the donuts. Lets just say they wouldn't have been able to wear the donuts without the holes in the middle. :blush:
  11. OP

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    :tongue: :tongue: :biggrin:

    ...and I'm paying for that!!?!! :blush: :laugh: :eek: :tongue:
  12. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    When you get sick of eating 'em, have a game of hoopla.

    Torus! Torus! Torus!
  13. mosschops2

    mosschops2 New Member

    According to wiki, the whole wasn't always there. They started off as balls, or twisted ropes of dough.

    Interestingly, the shape of a donut is a torus, and as wiki says, the examples of tori include the surface of donuts and inner tubes!!
  14. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    What about jam doughnuts, then? Why don't they have a hole? :eek:
  15. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    a doughnut does not have a hole, a doughring does.
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