Doughnut Recipes

A doughnut or donut is a type of fried dough confectionery or dessert food. Doughnuts are popular in many countries and prepared in various forms as a sweet snack that can be homemade or purchased in bakeries, supermarkets, food stalls, and franchised specialty outlets. They are usually deep-fried from a flour dough, and shaped in rings or flattened spheres that sometimes contain fillings. Other types of batters can also be used, and various toppings and flavourings are used for different types.

Balushahi – Buttermilk Doughnuts

This is a North Indian delicacy – a classic dessert which can be found in every street corner sweet shop. Balushahi is flaky on the outside and soft on the inside. They literally just melt in your mouth. This is a perfect sweet for any festive occasion!

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Buñuelos

A Buñuelo is a fried dough ball. It is a popular snack in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Peru, Turkey, Greece, Morocco, and is a tradition at Christmas, Ramadan and among Sephardic Jews at Hanukkah. It will usually have a filling or a topping.

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Corsican Chestnut Fritelli

Fritelli is a Corsican doughnut or fritter made from fried chestnut flour. A preparation of the fritters is referred to as Fritelli a Gaju Frescu with fresh cheese or Fritelli di Salciccia with sausage.

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Gulab Jamun

Gulab jamun is a popular dessert in countries of the Indian Subcontinent such as India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. In Nepal it is widely known as Rasbari, served with or without curd, which is a popular dessert on all occasions. It is made of a dough consisting mainly of milk solids. Traditionally, khoya, an Indian milk product (buffalo milk) is rolled into a ball together with some flour and then deep fried, but at a low temperature.

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Hojaldras Panameñas

Hojaldras Panameñas are traditional Panamanian breakfast cuisine and are basically the Panamanian equivalent of fried dough. Hojaldre are delicious with anything from a fried egg to cheese slices on top.

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Koeksisters

A koeksister or koesister comes from the Dutch word koekje, which translates to “cookie”. It is a South African syrup-coated doughnut in a twisted or braided shape (like a plait). It is prepared by deep-frying dough in oil, then dipping the fried dough into cold sugar syrup. Koeksisters are very sticky and sweet and taste like honey.

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Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnuts

When people talk about a Krispy Kreme doughnut, they’re usually referring to the signature doughnut – the Original Glazed™. Made from a recipe dating back to the 1930s, the Original Glazed doughnuts are legendary. And if you haven’t had an Original Glazed HOT, you need to try one!

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Krofne – Doughnuts with Jam

Croatian krafne or pokladnice, Bosnian (krofne), Serbian (krofne) and Slovenian (krof) are filled doughnuts. They are round and usually filled with jelly, marmalade, jam or chocolate. They can also be filled with custard, or cream, but that is usually less common.

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Malasadas

A malasada is a Portuguese doughnut, made of egg-sized balls of yeast dough that are deep-fried in oil and coated with granulated sugar. They were first made by inhabitants of the Madeira islands.

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Mandazi – African Doughnuts

Mandazi is similar to doughnuts, having a little bit of a sweet taste which can be differentiated with the addition of different ingredients. However; they are typically less sweet than the Australian style of doughnuts and are served without any glazing or frosting.

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Mitarashi Kushi Dango

Round dumplings are generally called dango, and kushi dango means skewered sweet dumplings. These kushi dango coated with sweet soy sauce based sauce are called mitarashi.

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Oliebollen – Dutch Doughnuts

Oliebollen are a variety of doughnut made by using an ice-scooper or two spoons to scoop a certain amount of dough and dropping the dough into a deep fryer filled with hot oil.

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Pa Thong Ko – Thai Doughnuts

The Thai version of the Chinese deep-fried bread called You Tiao, it can be topped up with spreads such as Khanom Pang Jim Sangkhaya or with chocolate and sweetened condensed milk.

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Poffertjes – Pancake Puffs

Poffertjes are a traditional Dutch batter treat resembling small, fluffy pancakes. Unlike pancakes, they have a light, spongy texture.

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Puff-Puff – Nigerian Doughnuts

Puff-puff is a traditional Nigerian food similar to a doughnut. There exists a similar version known as bofrot in Ghana. Puff-puffs are similar to the French Beignet and the Italian Zeppole.

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Spudnuts – Mashed Potato Doughnuts

The potato doughnut, sometimes called a Spudnut, is a doughnut, typically sweet, made with either mashed potatoes or potato starch instead of flour, the most common ingredient used for doughnut dough. Potato doughnuts share many of the same ingredients as normal doughnuts, but have all or most of the flour replaced with either mashed potatoes or potato starch.

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Tortas Fritas – Fry Bread

Tortas fritas are quick to make and a great treat for weekend mornings as well. In Argentina and Uruguay, tortas fritas are often served with dulce de leche or jam. They are normally fried in lard, but you can substitute vegetable shortening.

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You Tiao – Chinese Fried Breadsticks

You Tiao, or You Zha Gui, is breadsticks fried in pairs (two sticks stuck together). Cut it into small chunks or just eat it as it is, this simple breadstick is one of the most versatile and widely-consumed Chinese food.

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Yoyos – Tunisian Orange Flavoured Doughnuts

North African flavours are alive with these Tunisian yoyo doughnuts soaked in lemon syrup and honey with the fragrance of orange blossom water.

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