Should Maine Have an Official Doughnut?
Bangor Daily News blogger Lisa Trenholm thinks molasses doughnuts should be the official Maine state breakfast food.
In her May 17 blog post, Trenholm directs readers to visit the Stop Thinking and Cook Facebook and weigh in on a poll question that pits the molasses doughnut against two other official breakfast candidates: eggs sunny side up fried in old bacon grease in a hunting camp and pancakes half-cooked over a campfire during blackfly season.
"Molasses is in our roots," Trenholm writes. "It was the sweetener of choice for the colonists. I’ll admit that using it for rum rather than donuts stirred up a bit more passion in our ancestors for the product but, hey, in most circles, we don’t drink rum for breakfast so, the donut it is for our Maine State Breakfast food."
Trenholm also shares two family recipes for molasses doughnuts.