It's National Doughnut Week – so there's no better time to stuff your face, quite frankly

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Doughnuts: how do you eat yours?

Roll up, roll up! National Doughnut Week isn't just another frivolous food occasion. Participating bakeries donate money to the Children's Trust for every doughnut sold and it's raised nearly £1m since it started.

 

Doughno what to do? Well, you've come to the right place …

 

1. Eat them for breakfast

And why not? A doughnut dunked in tea is a fine thing indeed and you can always sprinkle some cornflakes on top if it makes you feel better.

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2. Wear them as a hat

Channel your inner-Lady Gaga and make a statement with a doughnut hat. If you get hungry you can just eat it – watch out for pigeons, though.

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3. Dress for the occasion …

… with doughnut earrings! They're bound to come back into fashion.

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4. Look out for crazy flavours

Bakers go a bit doughnuts this week, so be warned. From maple syrup and bacon to caramel Biscoff, it's pretty amazing what they come up with.

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Maple and bacon

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Doughnut balloons

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5. Blow up special doughnut balloons ...

… and walk around town. Heck, this is turning into a proper party.

 

 

 

 

6. Flip up some doughcakes

Trust us. There's hundreds and thousands of reasons to make them ...

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Doughnut pancakes

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Doughnut piñata

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7. Make a doughnut piñata!

And fill it with whatever you want (although we suggest not filling it with doughnuts).

 

 

 

 

8. Build a tower

You'll need a lot of doughnuts for this – 2,800 to be exact.

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Doughnut tower

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9. Tell vegan friends ...

Because there's doughnuts for them, too. Sara Mittersteiner (also known as Vegan Sara) will be out and about London Town displaying her doughnut wares, and if you live elsewhere just make your own! These legendary espresso glazed vegan doughnuts have us smacking our lips already – no doughnut pan required!

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Hanging doughnuts

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10. Hang them from the ceiling

Makes things much more interesting ... (and they last longer). Bonus.

 

 

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you buy your doughnuts from a participating bakery … otherwise the calories count!