17 Kinds of Doughnuts Around the World from 17 Kinds of Doughnuts Around the World Slideshow

17 Kinds of Doughnuts Around the World Slideshow

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17 Kinds of Doughnuts Around the World

Circular pieces of fried dough with holes in the middle aren’t the norm when it comes to doughnuts around the world. The French beignet is a square without a hole, often topped with sugar, and churros, from Spain or Portugal originally, but now popular throughout Latin America, are long tubes of dough dusted with cinnamon. In China, youtiao, which look like sticks of fried dough, are often dunked in soy milk for breakfast. Dutch oliebollen, on the other hand, usually incorporate raisins as a filling and are a popular New Year’s Eve snack. Cultures around the world incorporate fried dough into their cuisine, and we’ve rounded up 17 variations for your culinary enlightenment.