When you look at the different countries around the world, there are many different cultures, traditions and beliefs that make the world an exciting and interesting place. Something that many countries have in common, however, is that many of them have a variation of doughnuts. Here in the United States, we love our doughnuts and consume more than 10 billion doughnuts annually. If you are a seasoned world traveler, there is a good chance you will find specialty doughnuts in other countries, likely by a different name. Here are a few for your consideration:
- Polish Paczki- With a hefty helping of butter and eggs, these rich pastries are denser and creamier than an American doughnut, but delicious nonetheless!
- French Beignets- Rather than round, these square or rectangular pastries are similar in composition to doughnuts. Rather than glazed, these get a hefty coating of powdered sugar to offset a lovely cup of coffee.
- Asian and Middle Eastern Jalebi- Americans cannot help but notice the resemblance of Jalebi to our funnel cakes, as these doughnuts are coated with a syrup made of saffron. Different regions have different flavor combinations, but all love the crunchy exterior created by thin pastry frying quickly.
- Chinese Youtiao- Made with layers of flaky dough, these pastries are not overly sweet. Instead, they are fried and then balanced and enjoyed with a glass of milk or soy milk.
- Indian Balushahi- Often enjoyed with a hot beverage such as coffee or tea, this dessert isn’t so much glazed as it is saturated. With a moist appearance and taste, these are sometimes topped with crunchy nuts.
- South African Koeksister- A spicier cake pastry, these are braided, sweet, have a somewhat crunchy exterior and are sometimes flavored with coconut.
These are just some examples of specialty doughnuts that the world enjoys. To experience our doughnuts, we invite you to come and check us out at Hole Lotta Doughnuts today.