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Berlin Doughnut [UPDATED]

In our area, Berliners doughnuts are synonymous with Carnival. Although Carnival does not start for a few days, bakeries are already selling them. Our local bakery even has an extra waggon for the few days of Carnival in front of its shop, just to sell Berliner!

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As we explained in our Rhineland Carnival post, Carnival is the last few days before Ash Wednesday, when Lent starts. It is common to give up something during Lent. Traditionally this would be meat, alcohol or fat. In preparation, during Carnival, the fat is used up in meals such as doughnuts and other fried goods.

This is not limited to Germany. In many countries, Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday), Pancake Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday are days to eat pancakes, doughnuts or other goods with a high-fat content to use up the fat before Lent.

You can use any flavour jam or jelly that you like for these Berliner doughnuts. Traditionally, they are served filled with jam or jelly, especially plum or raspberry, apricot or rosehip jam. I used homemade red currant jelly as we have a lot of it in our cellar (my Mother-in-Law has been busy!).

Not my own, but the classic language slip-up of all time was made by John F Kennedy when he was in Berlin - trying to show solidarity with the people of Berlin and Germany he pointed out that ... he was a small round doughnut! Ich bin Berliner means 'I am from Berlin' but if one says Ich bin ein Berliner, this means 'I am a Berliner' where a Berliner is a small cake/doughnut, popular in German bakeries.

Each family has their own recipe when it comes to making jelly doughnuts. Therefore today I would like to share with you how my mum in law makes her doughnuts, that she bakes each and every year, shortly before or during carnival. This year I joined her make them, since we double the recipe.

The kind of jelly or jam used to fill the doughnuts differs, based on where you are in Germany. Typical Franconian jelly doughnuts aka. Krapfen or Faschingskrapfen are filled with Hiffenmark (rosehip) jam, while in other regions they use strawberry, apricot jam (flavored with rum) and so on.

But which ever jam you will use, I guarantee you that they will still taste incredible. In this recipe, the doughnuts are coated with cinnamon sugar at the bottom and dusted lightly with icing sugar on top.

This recipe is easy and tastes insanely delicious, (not too sweet). You can have the doughnuts as a snack, for breakfast, brunch or coffee time. You can also use this recipe as a base and fill your doughnuts with any filing of your choice from chocolate mousse to vanilla pudding.

Although i do not intend to do because need patient and time as well as more people to enjoy but reading yr step-by-step clear colourful photos recipe is a kind of enjoyment too. At least now I know how this kind of delicious doughnut was made. Have tried it twice with banana fillings snd also apple filling when staying with my girls in Netherland. Very delicious. Thx for taking time to share with us ?

A Berliner is a type of jelly doughnut-like pastry popular in some West German areas. The story first appeared as a scene in a novel but was repeated as fact by some news organizations. There's no evidence the audience interpreted Kennedy's words that way.

The name of the doughnut is different in various areas of Germany. Most areas in German speaking regions call it a Berliner. Residents of Berlin, Brandenburg and Saxony often know them as Pfannkuchen, which in the rest of Germany generally means pancakes - pancakes are known there as Eierkuchen (lit. egg cakes). In parts of southern and central Germany (Bavaria), as well as in much of Austria, they are a variety of Krapfen; in Hessen they are referred to as Kräppel or Kreppel, or, in Palatinate, Fastnachtsküchelchen (literally: "little carnival cakes").

In English-speaking countries, Berliners are often called doughnuts and are usually filled with jam, jelly, custard or whipped cream. However, in South Australia, the Kitchener bun is a Berliner cut on the side for the filling of jam and cream. In Anglophone North America, the most common term for the jam- or jelly-filled pastry is "jelly doughnut". The name is somewhat misleading, since the jam or jelly used is specially made with less pectin, so that it does not "set" like jams and jellies manufactured for table use but has a consistency comparable to Bavarian cream.

The cream or custard-filled variety usually also feature chocolate icing and are sometimes called Bavarian cream or Boston cream doughnuts (the latter name from its resemblance to Boston cream pie). The Boston cream doughnut has been designated the official state doughnut of Massachusetts.[3]

In Ontario and the prairie western provinces of Canada, as well as parts of the Midwest in the U.S., such a round jelly- or custard-filled doughnut is commonly called a "Bismarck," while a filled bar doughnut is called a "Long John", and usually contains pastry creme, custard or whipped cream but can contain a jelly filling. Other Canadian terms include "jambuster" in Manitoba, and "Burlington bun" in Nova Scotia.

In Portugal, berliners are slightly bigger than their German counterparts. They are known as bolas de Berlim (Berlin ball) and the filling is always an egg-yolk- based yellow cream called creme pasteleiro (lit. confectioner's cream). The filling is inserted after a half- length cut and is always visible. Regular sugar is used to sprinkle on it. They can be found in almost every pastry shop in the country.

Such versions are also found in Latin America, in Chile, Uruguay and Argentina, where it's not only filled with custard (called "Crema pastelera"), but with jam (especially red ones) or manjar blanco. In Brazil, berliners are called sonhos (dreams) and traditionally filled with yellow cream (called simply creme). Some modern variants filled with doce de leite (a type of milk jam), or a mix of chocolate and doce de leite, can be found in Rio de Janeiro's bakeries.

The berliner is a miscellaneous furniture item in Animal Crossing: New Horizons introduced in the 1.6.0 Free Winter Update. As a miscellaneous item, it can be placed on either the ground or on the surfaces of tables and other similar furniture items that have surfaces for items. Since version 2.0, the berliner is edible and by eating it, the player will earn five energy points to be able to relocate trees or break rocks.

The berliner can be obtained from Nook Shopping for 1,200 Bells from December 22 to December 31[nb 1] during the Silvester Nook Shopping seasonal event. This item can only be ordered from the catalog while its seasonal event is ongoing.

Berliners are a German doughnut that is made with a dough filled with marmalade or jam and fried in fat or oil, and with icing, powdered sugar and conventional sugar. The origins of the dish was first published during the 15th century in the German cookbook Kuchenmeisterei. The name "berliner" were alleged to be based on a legend of a Berlin baker who served the Prussian regiment doughnuts.[1] Berliners are often eaten during the entire year, but are traditionally served during carnival holidays and New Year's Eve (Silvester). Infamously, a speech made by John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, where he proclaimed "I am a berliner" ("Ich bin ein berliner"), is commonly misconceived as Kennedy proclaiming he was the dish berliner, or translated as "I am a doughnut". More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.

The reason the sentence Ich bin ein Berliner is disputed is because of the word ein. Linguists say it makes more sense to take out the ein and just say Ich bin Berliner if you want to call yourself a citizen of Berlin. Saying this, without the ein, there is no chance of you being confused for a jelly doughnut.

A Berliner or Pfannkuchen (also called Krapfen, fánk in Hungary, Bola de Berlim in Portugal, berliininmunkki in Finland, sufganiyah in Israel, kobliha in the Czech Republic, šiška in Slovakia, pączek in Poland,berlinesas in Mexico, berlinerbolle in Norway bola de fraile in Argentina, bombolone in Italy, Berlinerbol in the Netherlands, and bismark in Canada and parts of the United States) is a predominantly German and Central European doughnut (without a central hole) made from sweet yeast dough fried in fat or oil, with a marmalade or jam filling and usually icing, powdered sugar or conventional sugar on top. They are sometimes made with chocolate, champagne, custard, mocha, or advocaat filling, or with no filling at all. The filling is injected with a large syringe after the pastry is fried.

In Hungary there is a traditional sweet delicacy similar to doughnut and called fánk. The most commonly used ingredients are: flour, yeast, butter, egg yolk, a little bit of rum, salt, milk and oil to deep fry with. After the pastry has risen for approximately 30 minutes the result is an extreme light doughnut-like pastry. Fánk is mostly served with powdered sugar and lekvar.

They are said to have been first eaten by Germanic tribes in the Netherlands during the Yule tide, the period between December 26 and January 6. The Germanic goddess Perchta, together with evil spirits, would fly through the mid-winter sky. To appease these spirits, food was offered, much of which contained deep-fried dough. It was said Perchta would try to cut open the bellies of all she came across, but because of the fat in the oliebollen, her sword would slide off the body of whoever ate them. A very similar type of doughnut can also be found in the Walloon part of Belgium as well as the northern part of France. The croustillons are deep fried dough balls served hot and liberally sprinkled with powdered sugar. They are usually served in a paper cone with a little plastic fork to eat them with. They are typically found at fairgrounds in Belgium and in Lille, France. 041b061a72


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