*oops, a day late, its really the 1st Fri in June.
Hey, lets make it a world-wide celebration, by trying out as many different doughnut versions as we can. Here's a few to get you started:
China - Jin deui (煎堆) - a hollow fried pastry made of sticky rice-flour, w/ a sweet filling
Finland - a Meat doughnut (Lihapiirakka)
France - Beignet - heavenly pockets of yeast dough, sugared
(also a New Orleans treat - that's where I had'm - yum!)
Greece - Loukoumades - donut balls dipped in honey & spices
and here's Japan's Karinto ...
Its deep-fried, of mostly flour, yeast, & brown sugar.
...no matter what it actually looks like....
Norway - Smultring, ("lard ring") donut-like but smaller
Peru - Picarones - a sweet, ring-shaped pumpkin fritter
South Asia - Paratha - fried bread, stuffed with vegetables
West Africa - Akara - fried dough made w/ black eyed peas
Not enough? See more at this (link in new window):
List of international fried treats.
And last but not least...
Gee, dogs really do love donuts... ;)