Around the World in 7 Doughnuts

around the world in 7 doughnuts

In honor of National Doughnut Day I thought it would be fun to check out some of the different doughnuts around the world. Its a fun way to teach about and exploring other countries and cultures from home. Let the children locate the countries on a map and decide together which recipe you want to make or make several to host a doughnut tasting party!!! Happy Doughnut Frying!!!

Iceland's Kleinur Doughnuts

Iceland’s version of the doughnut is called Kleinur. It is made with flattened dough cut and pulled through the center making it resemble a knot or bow.Photo Credit and Recipe to make your own

Mexican Doughnuts

Mexico’s version of the doughnut is called Churros.This is a sweet fried dough showered in cinnamon and sugar. These are normally served warm and taste amazing dipped in warm chocolate sauce. Photo Credit and Recipe to make your own

Jamaican Festival Doughnuts

The Jamaican version of the doughnut is called Festival Doughnuts.
 Festival is a long, thin Jamaican doughnut made of cornmeal and typically served with island foods such as jerk chicken, fish or pork. Photo Credit and Recipe to make your own


Croatia’s version of the doughnut is called Fritters or Fritule.
Sweet Sensation: Fritule / Fritters (Resembling doughnuts, these little fried pastries are a popular sweet in Croatia. They’re flavored with brandy, raisins and citrus zest, and are dusted with powdered sugar when served.)
Photo credit and Recipe to make your own

India’s version of the doughnut is called 

 Jalebi is one of the most popular Indian desserts. They are just like funnel cakes deep-fried dough that is soaked in a sugary syrup.
Photo credit and Recipe to make your own


The French version of the doughnut is called Beignets.
 They have that distinct funnel cake smell and are essentially the same thing- deep-fried dough covered in a layer of powdered sugar sometimes so thick you can’t see the light brown color of the beignets. If you have ever been to New Orleans you must visit Cafe de Monte the Original French Market the Beignets are unforgettable!!!
Photo Credit and Recipe to make your own


The Dutch version of the doughnut is called Olie Bollen.
Served as a sweet snack between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, olie bollen has many variations among Dutch families.
Photo credit and Recipe to make your own


The Italian version of the doughnut is called Zeppole.
Zeppole are deep fried dough balls or fritters that can be made savory or sweet and are often made on Saint Joseph Day in various parts of Italy. Photo credit and Recipe to make your own

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21 Responses to “Around the World in 7 Doughnuts”

  1. Marie-Claude Leroux Says:

    oh my gosh, thanks for the roundup – I want to jump in my car and go buy a deep fryer! We’ve been going around the world with pancakes, but I think doughnuts will be the way to go once we’re done! Pinning for reference 🙂

  2. Karren Haller Says:

    I started chuckling, I would not care where the donuts came from they all look good.
    Thanks for sharing at Weekends Are Fun.
    I have shared your banner on our Pinterest board as well.

    Have a great evening

  3. Genna Millar Says:

    Mmm! If only I could spend my days eating doughnuts! Yum yum yum!

  4. Capture by Lucy Says:

    Best doughnut round up ever! #pintorials

  5. Kersandra Rettig Says:

    Thank you!!! I love seeing all the different kinds of doughnuts. It was a fun researching them and I just scratched the surface there are so many others.

  6. Eileen Teo Says:

    Wow! Didn’t realised there are so many type of doughnuts in the world! Thanks for sharing it with us! #Pintorials.

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  8. Linda Says:

    I love donuts! Thanks for sharing these at What’d You Do This Weekend. They will be featured as one of my Saturday Weekly Rays of Sunshine as one of my favorite pins of the week! Hope to see you next week.

    Have a great weekend,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

  9. Carrie Says:

    Oh, how fun!! We made a doughnut from Kenya last year. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  10. Kersandra Rettig Says:

    Carrie- that is awesome! Do you have a blog post on that? I would love to read it if you do. What kind of doughnuts do they make?

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  12. Rebecca Ray Says:

    This looks like so much fun! I believe my children are going to want to do this! 🙂

  13. Leanna @ Alldonemonkey Says:

    Congratulations! You’ve been featured on the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop. Can’t wait to see what you share this month!

  14. Kersandra Rettig Says:

    Leanna thank you so much for featuring me on the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop! I love all the ideas people are sharing on your blog hop.

  15. stephanie Says:

    Yum!!! Thanks for sharing at After School!

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  17. Kimberly Says:

    Delicious! Pinned! Thanks for being a part of our party. Please join us tonight at 7 pm. We love having you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  18. Stephanie Says:

    This is so fun! I would like to try one of each too! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  19. Miz Helen Says:

    What a fabulous collection of Doughnuts! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipes with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  20. Anna Says:

    Thanks for linking up to Tuesday Tutorials, I’ve featured your post this week! 🙂 Hope to see you again to link up this week!

  21. Love Keil (MunchkinTime) Says:

    Wow they all look mouthwatering!!!I think I am drooling here….