From Israel To China, Types Of Doughnuts Around The World

Doughnut is a cherished delicacy across the world that comes in every imaginable size, shape, and taste
Sufganiyah, a variation of the doughnut, is a traditional Hebrew dessert. Credit Shutterstock
Sufganiyah, a variation of the doughnut, is a traditional Hebrew dessert. Credit Shutterstock

The doughnut is a beloved sweet treat that people have relished for many generations. There are many different types of doughnuts, each with its unique flavour and texture, and they are often enjoyed with a cup of coffee or hot cocoa. Thus, here are some of the most popular types of doughnuts worldwide.

Israel Sufganiyot
Sufganiyah, a traditional Hebrew&nbspdessert, is generally associated with Hanukkah. These jelly doughnuts with chocolate, dulce de leche (caramelised milk), or custard filling are&nbspa big deal in Israel and Jewish-centric communities, especially around the holidays.

Germany Berliners
Germans invented the spherical, sugar-dusted Berliner doughnut. These fluffy dough circles are fried before being filled with cream, jam, or chocolate. Also, it's a common practical prank in Germany to stuff Berliners with hot mustard rather than jelly

Turkey/Greece Loukoumades/Lokma
These little doughnuts are referred to as Lokma and Loukoumades in Turkey and Greece. This tasty Mediterranean dessert, which is produced by frying dough in syrup, honey, or chocolate sauce, occasionally has sesame seeds on top.

Japan Mochi

Also known as "Poi Mochi," Mochi doughnuts are a hybrid delicacy that combines Japanese mochi (rice cake) and traditional American doughnuts. Its batter creates a fluffy, moist, and satisfyingly chewy doughnut. Mochi doughnuts are most frequently produced from glutinous rice flour or tapioca flour. They are fashioned into eight little balls joined into a circular shape that is simple to rip apart.

Portugal Malasada
Malasada originated in Portugal and has become quite popular in the US. The eggy, yeasted dough usually is round in shape, and once it is cooked, it is dusted with granulated sugar. Although traditional Malasadas don't have holes or fillings, some variations include fruit preserves, custard, or flavoured cream.

Canada Persian
A Canadian doughnut,&nbspPersian is often puffy, square, covered in a sugar glaze, iced or frosted, or dusted with sugar or cinnamon sugar. It's believed that the Persian was named after American general John "Blackjack" Pershing. However, since the precise year of its invention and the circumstances surrounding its development are no longer known, this has led to conflicting claims and tales.

Mexico and Spain Churro
Churros originated in Iberia and were introduced to the Americas by the Spanish. With little access to freshly baked items, Spanish shepherds required a filling snack they could quickly prepare in a skillet over an open fire. These days, you can find them almost anywhere. They are considered a breakfast dish in Spain but are available all day long in Mexico. It may also be found throughout the US, from the streets of California to the subway stations in New York City.

China Youtiao
The Youtiao, also called the Chinese cruller, is similar to a deep-fried breadstick. The Chinese usually immerse Youtiao in soy milk to give them a lovely crunchy-to-soft consistency.

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