Isle of Wight doughnuts

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Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The history of British Baking, savoury and sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

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Fritters are another example of how people baked sweets without or before the wider use of the oven.

The first reference and recipe for Isle of Wight Doughnuts appeared in Modern Cookery for Private Families by Eliza Acton in 1845. She explains that when the ‘doughnuts are made i