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What Donuts Look like in Georgia and Around the World

A doughnut or donut is a type of fried dough confectionery or dessert food. The doughnut is 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 typically either ring-shaped or without a hole and often filled. Other types of batters can also be used, and various toppings and flavorings are used for different types, such as sugar, chocolate, or maple glazing. In addition to flour, doughnuts may also include such ingredients as water, leavening, eggs, milk, sugar, oil/shortening, natural flavors and/or artificial flavors

(FRANCE): Beignets come in yeast and non-yeast varieties. They’re also the official state doughnut of Louisiana.

(SPAIN): Made of choux pastry, churros are also popular in Mexico and Portugal. In Brazil, they’re often filled with cream or chocolate

(GERMANY): These deep-fried yeast doughnuts have been around since the 15th century.

(MEXICO): Buñelos are typically topped with warm syrup made from unrefined, whole cane sugar.

(INDIA): Deep-fried in ghee, balushahis are doused in simple syrup for extra sweetness.

(ITALY): These fried dough balls can be filled with anything from cannoli cream to jelly.

(HUNGARY): This large piece of fried bread can be served sweet or savory, depending on the toppings

(CHINA): Fried in peanut oil and coated in nuts or seeds, these twisted doughnuts are best enjoyed with a cup of warm soy milk.

(POLAND): Polish-Americans and doughnut enthusiasts in Detroit and Chicago wait in snaking lines to get their paczki on Fat Tuesday.

(NETHERLANDS): Sometimes made with beer instead of yeast, these free-form fried dough balls are a New Year’s tradition

(JAPAN): This tapioca flour creation is exclusive to Mister Donut, a chain that originated in the U.S. but is now headquartered in Japan.

(GREECE): These puffy doughnut holes are like zeppole, only coated with honey, cinnamon, and crushed walnuts.

(BULGARIA): Made with yogurt and formed into palm-size discs, mekitsi are served with a side of jam or cheese

(UKRAINE): Also called “angel wings,” verhuny offer a crisper take on fried dough.

(EAST AFRICA): Think of it as a triangular beignet, only the dough is made with sweet coconut milk.

(Georgia) : Funchula is Georgian donuts, and is very famous sweet in the country.

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