Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mini world food tour: Doughnuts

I had no idea when I posted on Hawaii's malasadas that similar doughnuts were so universal! Thanks to your sweet comments, I got a delish education on sugary dough treats around the world...
 Dutch oliebollen (thanks Signe and Inez!)

Jewish sufganiyot (thanks Ren and Topcoat!)

Polish pączki (thanks Just!)

Croatian krafne (thanks Elisa!)

I knew about this one, but I'll post it anyway!
New Orleans-via-France beignets (thanks Runaway Romantique!)

Another peek at Hawaii-via-Portugal malasadas :)

And much more fried dough around the world!
Is there a similar treat that you know and love?

(Images via Tippin' The Scales, This and That, No Sleep Til Mysore, Croatia Travel Information, Chuck PalahniukTeam Vision Virtual, and final collage images via Fried Dough Around the World.)

57 comments:

Claire Kiefer said...

Well . . . there is the American carnival funnel cake. :)

I want all of these, immediately! Especially the New Orleans beignets. I lived in New Orleans for four years and they are definitely on my "miss" list . . .

Cassie said...

Ohmygawd!

I'm devastated that I'm reading this post at 10:30 at night because I want nothing more then to run out to the bakery!

Just found ya, excited to follow ya!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I love this post- what a plethora of yummy goodness!
Thanks for the link love lady!

Ren

Zondra Art said...

Very nice and "tasty" post, I lake it!!!
Big kisses and regards.

Signe said...

Mmm, oliebollen!!
Great post dear, but now I am craving sweets for breakfast - not good!

Hugs,
Signe

Krystal said...

oh like berliners!

Croatian_Latina said...

I just had a krafna yesterday for breakfast hehe. My daughter loves them, well actually she bites around the marmalade then discards it. (which means I eat the remains). And in Mexico we have churros, (long friend sticks sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Love this world tour!

justine said...

what a brilliant world tour of doughnuts and now I am hungry and can't go out and get any as we are snowed in!!

Angie Willis said...

Not fair! How's a girl supposed to get through the morning at work after seeing all those yummy doughnuts?

Diana Mieczan said...

I love Polish pączki and Hungarian Langos. The langos goes so well with garlic sause and cream....Yum:) You are making me so hungry...hahah
Hugs and kisses,sweetie pie
Happy Tuesday

K and S said...

man, I better stock up on some doughnuts now... :)

bicocacolors said...

Jude which look good and delicious, with the hunger that I have!
thanks

Nicole said...

YUM! It all looks so good! I love all kinds of sweets, including doughnuts. But to be honest, I'll skip the Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme. I'd choose those malasadas any day!

Brandi said...

I had no idea there were SO many types! And now I want to try them all. I found a place here in San Diego that does the hawaiian ones, though I've yet to try them. I'm going to look for these others too now. Thanks for the delicious temptations, my dear! Perfect way to start my morning.

heather yalin said...

In my adult years, I haven't been a huge fan of the doughnut... but this is pretty darn enticing!!! :) What about Mexican churros? Here they eat a lot of sopaipillas, made with zapallo (squash) base.

the southern hostess said...

This is my kind of post. Yum!

Stacey said...

This post may just have me acquiring a sweet tooth for a day! I don't usually indulge in sweet stuff(tiramisu excluded:-)). However, the hubby's sweet tooth knows no end, so he would eat all of these in a heartbeat! Very yummy! It's nice to be back over here-i feel like i've been gone for forever:-). Happy Tuesday Jude! XX

Alleen said...

All of those look great! Fried dough is definitely a weakness of mine and so unhealthy but so good!! Cheers!

Vinda Sonata said...

jude, the doughnuts look really yummy. i always struggle to resist them all the time but always ends up falling for the temptation... hahah

anyway, thank you for your support as always. you know i really like your comments too. you're one of my blogger friends whose insights and feedbacks i really really trust.:)

kirstyb said...

it all looks so yummy xxx

Annie said...

These are all new to me! Such a fun post! #1 looks especially tasty to me right now.. Have a great day! xo

Nikki said...

yum!!!! beautiful, Jude!!!

xx
Nikki

Lisa said...

Jude - I never knew there were so many variations of what we here in the States call a jelly doughnut!!! No matter what you call it, they are truly yummy!! My favorites are the ones filled with custard (chocolate of course!!).

Have a wonderful day.

Lisa.

Rosie said...

Isn't this just amazing how many similar but different doughnuts there are! I'd like to try them all to see if there is a difference in taste! ;-)

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh yum! I love Andangi! I made them for a party and everyone loved them. Malasadas are so amazing!

Inez said...

HAHA there are so much kind of donuts/oliebollen :)
I really love this post!
xxx
+ I'm so sorry for my late reaction, but I'm so busy

the chirpy bird said...

Get outa here!!!!! That's just what I feel like for breakfast! hahaha The only thing that's semi like that though not deep fried would be a crumpet!
xox tash

jeanette from everton terrace said...

My very close friends are Polish and get treats from a local Polish bakery now I'm wondering if they get the Polish version....I'm going to investigate.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

And my mouth is officially watering.

ag. said...

I don't think I've ever wanted a donut more than right now!

TOPCOAT said...

Ohh, I went to pickup some fresh sufganiyot this morning and I am already craving some more thanks to this wonderful post! Yum yum yum, xx

Franky said...

now I'm craving donuts!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Yummy! I guess the Italian equivilant would be fritelle (which are even better with nutella inside!)

Jude said...

Mmmm, thanks so much for the yummy doughnuty comments - I love hearing more about similar treats!

vintch said...

being from the South, I love nothing more than a good ol' Krispy Kreme doughnut. They are amazing and the stores are set up so you can watch the employees make them! http://www.krispykreme.com/home

Rowena... said...

Do you know how much all of these are killing me? Hubba-hubba donuts!

Amber Blue Bird said...

oh my dear, you forgot to include the famous Round Rock, Texas (the town I grew up in) Donuts, they are insanely delicious
http://www.roundrockdonuts.com/

Gudrun and Iris said...

i am dying of hunger now! in austria these are called faschingkrapfen and you usually only get them around carnival time (carnival=fasching) - delicious but oh so fattening :) yes, i have zero portion control

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Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

Oh, how I love donuts.... sometimes I just have to slap my hand! Some good once at the Odeon in Tribeca! mmm

Bombay Beauty said...

not to muck things up further, but this is similar to the balushai in india. a delicious thoughts for this afternoon. many thanks! xo bb

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Oh I still want those malasadas

Katie said...

those all look delicious!

Rachel at The Inspired House.org said...

OMG DELISH!!! Why did you have to post these when I am so hungry? Ok..going to eat now.. thanks Jude! :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I would gladly taste ever single one! I love this post, sweetie! Hope you're having a great week xoxo

Fashion Meets Food said...

wow yum! these all look out of this world!

xo

drollgirl said...

i would like a sample platter, STAT!!!!!!!! gah!!!!!!

Punctuation Mark said...

yum yum yum!!!! delicious!!!!

MarchMusings said...

Swoon - good things come in small packages from all over the world!

AbbieBabble said...

Now I'm craving doughnuts- these all look amazing!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Fried dough... Hmm, I'm guessing almost every cuisine has something like that!

dotblogg said...

hey hey! thanks for mentioning me;)*
I had no idea that there are so many names and kinds of doughnuts:)very smart post!
hugs
J.

Meghan said...

Wow - these are awesome! (I just drooled on my keyboard..oops).

Mary R said...

there's also a version of these in Namibia aptly named "fat cakes"!

Okay, this post cinches it. I've been craving donuts for days now, and this morning I'm going to try to make them at home.

Amiana Li said...

Hi Jude!
I have read this post thinking 'it's almost xmas, I shouldn't eat this stuff!'
But the reason I'm commenting on this post is the malasadas. I didn't know that Portuguese people had set foot in Hawai for so long and that there they decided to start doing 'pão doce'.
And then I read about your unlucky malasada-free journey to my country, I think I know what you are talking about and, nowadays, the thing that looks the most with 'your' maladas are what we call 'bolas de berlim' they look the same, are badly cooked inside (well in some bakeries) and may have a sweet cream inside or not.
In my humble opinion, the best ones are sold on the beach during summer time, because are freshly made every morning, are badly cooked, have this delicious cream inside and taste like heaven and you get yourself full of sugar. It's the only time I eat them and it cames with free-guilty feeling!
I hope next time you came to Portugal you will try them and then tell me if they are similar or not!
:) see you on the blogosphere :)

Jude said...

Thank you so much, Amiana! I'd love to return to Portugal and hunt down some bolas de berlim - they sound delicious! :)

Oh, My Darling said...

Oh goodness, such fried dough deliciousness!

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