This is a crisis, folks. Louisiana has an official state doughnut, the Brignet! Massachusetts also has an official state doughnut, the Boston Cream. But Florida? The great and fantastic state of Florida? We have zip. Nada. No state doughnut. Not even a state donut.
In 1986 the state of Louisiana officially made the Beignet the state doughnut.
A beignet is a square, puffy doughnut sprinkled with powdered sugar. It does not have a hole in the middle. So, in my book, it is pastry, not even a freaking donut or a doughnut!!! How the hell in Tom’s foolery can a piece of pastry be considered a doughnut, much less be elevated to the prestigious rank of State Doughnut???!!
What the Hell Louisiana???
And while we are at it, what the screaming weasel snot is a beignet???? According to this website, The word beignet (pronounced bey-YAY) comes from the early Celtic word bigne meaning “to raise.” It is also French for “fritter.” They are fried, raised pieces of yeast dough, usually about 2 inches in diameter or 2 inches square. After being fried, they are sprinkled with sugar or coated with various icings. It is like a sweet doughnut, but the beignet is square shaped and without a hole.
The Boston Cream Doughnut has the word doughnut right in the name, so despite not having a hole, it is indeed officially a doughnut. In 2003 or 2006 Massachusetts made the Boston Cream Doughnut the official state doughnut.
The Boston cream doughnut (sometimes written with “creme” or “kreme”) is a round, solid, yeast risen, doughnut with chocolate frosting and a creamy vanilla flavored custard filling.
It is also the official doughnut of Dart.
But Florida? No State Doughnut! Granted, we do have a state desert, the Key Lime Pie. But no doughnut.
So, we have to do something about this. And you can help. First, we need to identify a doughnut that has a Florida flare. Something related to Florida. Then, we write our respective state representatives asking them to designate our doughnut as the State Doughnut.
I tried to find a doughnut that we could maybe nominate to the Florida legislature as our state doughnut.
These are the best options so far.
Hurricane doughnuts???? They look like fish to me.
This is a Key lime custard-filled doughnut. Goes along with our official desert, Key Lime Pie.
This is some sort of Orange Doughnut.
How about a Mango Doughnut?
Maybe you have a better idea? Let me know!