I can't believe I missed the fasnacht drive thru window! I had no idea that these donuts actually had a story. So these were traditionally made the day before ash wednesday to get rid of all the lard, sugar, fat and butter in the pantry (the only way to get through the fasting of lent I suppose, zero temptation. where's the strength in that?). Gotta love the PA Dutch.
Maybe I can get some stale ones on special ... mmmm.