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Jan | 14230 comments Doughnuts of the World
June 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018

In celebration of National Doughnut Day on June 1st, let's take a look at how other cultures make this warm, fried addicting treat.
Commercial Photography

Challenge Rules: All forms of books are accepted as long as they are 100 pages or more. When posting updates of completed books, please include a link to the title and author’s name, along with the date you finished reading the book. Please post cover if it is task appropriate. When you have completed the challenge, please copy and paste your entire challenge and re-post in a new message, letting us know it is completed.

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Tasks

1. Malasada
Commercial Photography We’re starting with my favorite and one of the many reasons I love Hawaii!! Originally a Portuguese confection, these round fritters came to the Pacific in the late 1800s. The eggy, yeast dough gets a dusting of granulated sugar once it's fried. Traditionally without filling, some varieties are given the tropical treatment with chunky fruit fillings made from local taro, pineapple, mango or passion fruit making them similar to the popular filled German doughnut, the Berliner.

*Read a book that takes place in Hawaii or read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre (tell us the genre).

2. Koeksister
Commercial Photography When looking for a sweet and deep-fried treat in South Africa, you must turn to koeksisters. After frying, these "braided" dough treats are soaked in a sweet syrup flavored with cinnamon, ginger, and lemon, making them sticky and crunchy on the outside, and moist and syrupy inside. The Cape Malay community puts their twist on it and prepares a coconut-coated version,

*Read a book that takes place in Africa or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER.

3. Beaver Tails
Commercial Photography These fried pieces of dough are individually hand stretched to resemble the tail of Canada’s national animal – the beaver. They are then covered with a variety of things: cinnamon sugar, nutella, or chocolate and strawberries. You can only find these fun pastries in select cities at a Canadian-based pastry stand called…..Beaver Tails or Queues de Castor. What a wonderful tribute to this country’s hard working critter!

*Read a book that takes place in Canada or is written by a Canadian author or read a book with an animal tail prominently shown on the cover.

4. Tulumba
Commercial Photography These oval-shaped ridged pastries are a popular street food in Turkey, Greece and Croatia. They are prepared by vendors who fry them up on the spot, piping the dough from a tube right into the hot oil. They are then soaked in a sweet fragrant lemony syrup making for a definite Turkish delight!

*Read a book that takes place in a Mediterranean country (tell us where) or read a book with a yellow cover.

5. Jalebi
Commercial Photography Popular in Southern Asia, India and the Middle East, these delicate "loops" or “spirals” of dough resemble thin funnel cakes. The batter for these sticky sweets is fermented before frying. Like most pastries, these treats are best eaten hot. The origins can be traced as far back as 13th Century Mesopotamia and are today served at food stalls and chat shops across Southern Asia.

*Read a book that takes place in India or the Middle East or read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI.

6. Churros
Commercial Photography The churro originated with Spanish shepherds who named them after churra sheep's horns. The dough is a simple mixture of flour, water and salt and are often dusted with cinnamon and sugar after being fried. They are a popular breakfast treat throughout Latin America and are perfect for dipping in cafe con leche or thick hot chocolate. You can also find them all over the world at carnivals, and fairs in all shapes and sizes, sometimes even stuffed with wonderful additions.

*Read a book that takes place in Spain or Latin America or read a book where the characters attend a carnival or fair.

7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen
Commercial Photography These baseball sized fritters are a traditional Dutch and Belgian celebration food. In the Netherlands they are called oliebollen or oil spheres while in Belgium they are usually named smoutebollen or lard balls. Not the most appetizing names but don’t let that keep you from trying these yummy balls of goodness filled with a mixture of raisins, currants, and apples. They are often served sprinkled with powdered sugar or topped with whipped cream.

*Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands or Belgium or read a book where a celebration occurs. Tell us what it was.

8. Sel Roti
Commercial Photography In Nepal this “sweet rice bread“ is flavored with cardamom, cloves and banana. Its distinguishing features are the crispy texture and reddish brown color. Once the semi liquid dough is ready, it's dropped into boiling oil or ghee and turned with two foot long sticks called jhir. Sel Roti is both a breakfast food and special-occasion treat, typically enjoyed during Nepali religious festivals. When stored at room temperature will last up to 20 days making it a popular gift to send family members living away from home.

*Read a book that takes place in Asia or read a book that will last a while (over 400 pages long).


message 2: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Feb 03, 2019 04:13PM) (new)


message 3: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Aug 31, 2018 12:07PM) (new)

Jan | 14230 comments My Spot

Doughnuts of the World
June 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
8/8

Tasks

1. Malasada
*Read a book that takes place in Hawaii: O'ahu Lonesome Tonight? | JoAnn Bassett 6/2/18***
O'ahu Lonesome Tonight? (Islands of Aloha Mystery Series #5) by JoAnn Bassett

2. Koeksister*Read a book that takes place in Africa or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER.
Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson 8/28/18**
Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson

3. Beaver Tails
*Read a book with an animal tail prominently shown on the cover: Mustang: Wild Spirit of the West | Marguerite Henry 8/14/18*****
Mustang Wild Spirit of the West by Marguerite Henry

4. Tulumba
*Read a book with a yellow cover: Double Shot | Cindy Blackburn 8/12/18***
Double Shot (Cue Ball Mysteries, #2) by Cindy Blackburn

5. Jalebi
*Read a book that takes place in India or the Middle East or read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI. Bone Hook by Toby Neal 6/14/18****
Bone Hook (Lei Crime, #10) by Toby Neal

6. Churros
*Read a book where the characters attend a carnival or fair: The Sound of Murder | Cindy Brown 8/17/18****
The Sound of Murder (Ivy Meadows Mysteries, #2) by Cindy Brown

7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen
*Read a book where a celebration occurs (Wedding): Hilo, Goodbye by JoAnn Bassett 6/7/18***
Hilo, Goodbye (Islands of Aloha Mystery Series Book 8) by JoAnn Bassett

8. Sel Roti
*Read a book that will last a while (over 400 pages long). Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky 6/12/18****
Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky


message 4: by [deleted user] (last edited Aug 01, 2018 07:21AM) (new)

I like Tulumbas, but I'm disappointed that you left out the best kind-of-doughnut thing in existance: the Krapfen!

5/8

1. Malasada
*Read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre (tell us the genre). - Brigid George wrote Murder in Murloo (Whodunit Mystery) (7/11/18)

2. Koeksister
*Read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER. - E.J. Stevens wrote Shadow Sight (7/1/18)

3. Beaver Tails
*Read a book with an animal tail prominently shown on the cover. - - You've Got Tail by Renee George (6/15/18)
You've Got Tail (Peculiar Mysteries #1) by Renee George

4. Tulumba
These oval-shaped ridged pastries are a popular street food in Turkey, Greece and Croatia. They are prepared by vendors who fry them up on the spot, piping the dough from a tube right into the hot oil. They are then soaked in a sweet fragrant lemony syrup making for a definite Turkish delight!

*Read a book with a yellow cover.

5. Jalebi
*Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI. - Eversea by Natasha Boyd (6/10/18)

6. Churros
The churro originated with Spanish shepherds who named them after churra sheep's horns. The dough is a simple mixture of flour, water and salt and are often dusted with cinnamon and sugar after being fried. They are a popular breakfast treat throughout Latin America and are perfect for dipping in cafe con leche or thick hot chocolate. You can also find them all over the world at carnivals, and fairs in all shapes and sizes, sometimes even stuffed with wonderful additions.

*Read a book that takes place in Spain or Latin America or read a book where the characters attend a carnival or fair.

7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen
*Reada book where a celebration occurs. Tell us what it was. - The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan (Midsummer's Night) (7/10/18)

8. Sel Roti
In Nepal this “sweet rice bread“ is flavored with cardamom, cloves and banana. Its distinguishing features are the crispy texture and reddish brown color. Once the semi liquid dough is ready, it's dropped into boiling oil or ghee and turned with two foot long sticks called jhir. Sel Roti is both a breakfast food and special-occasion treat, typically enjoyed during Nepali religious festivals. When stored at room temperature will last up to 20 days making it a popular gift to send family members living away from home.

*Read a book that will last a while (over 400 pages long). -


message 5: by Jan, Moderator (last edited May 28, 2018 09:51AM) (new)

Jan | 14230 comments Rosa wrote: "I like Tulumbas, but I'm disappointed that you left out the best kind-of-doughnut thing in existance: the Krapfen!"

Sorry Rosa!! I'm sure I left out many people's favorites. I could have had 30 different doughnuts here though I was discovering that a lot of them are very much a like. The Krapfen is VERY much like the malasada. And I mentioned the Berliner which is also very similar.

Are you joining even though Krapfen aren't here??? LOL.


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JAN!!!!! NEVER, never, never, never, ever say that some GERMAN food is similar to something Austrian (even if it is, like the Krapfen ;D ;D ;D)

And yes, I'm joining in. You can link me to my complaining post, lol. (Now I really want one of those Sel Roti things. Sounds amazing!


message 7: by Olivermagnus (last edited Jul 23, 2018 11:56AM) (new)

 Olivermagnus (lynda214) | 699 comments I never met a doughnut I didn't love. I hope I don't gain weight with this challenge.

Doughnuts of the World
June 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
8
of 8 Complete

Tasks

✔ 1. Malasada
We’re starting with my favorite and one of the many reasons I love Hawaii!! Originally a Portuguese confection, these round fritters came to the Pacific in the late 1800s. The eggy, yeast dough gets a dusting of granulated sugar once it's fried. Traditionally without filling, some varieties are given the tropical treatment with chunky fruit fillings made from local taro, pineapple, mango or passion fruit making them similar to the popular filled German doughnut, the Berliner.
*Read a book that takes place in Hawaii or read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre (tell us the genre).
Blood on the Tracks- Barbara Nickless- 6/26/18 - Mystery/Suspnse

✔ 2. KoeksisterWhen looking for a sweet and deep-fried treat in South Africa, you must turn to koeksisters. After frying, these "braided" dough treats are soaked in a sweet syrup flavored with cinnamon, ginger, and lemon, making them sticky and crunchy on the outside, and moist and syrupy inside. The Cape Malay community puts their twist on it and prepares a coconut-coated version,
*Read a book that takes place in Africa or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER.
Blood Safari - Deon Meyer - 6/9/18 - set in Africa

✔ 3. Beaver Tails
These fried pieces of dough are individually hand stretched to resemble the tail of Canada’s national animal – the beaver. They are then covered with a variety of things: cinnamon sugar, nutella, or chocolate and strawberries. You can only find these fun pastries in select cities at a Canadian-based pastry stand called…..Beaver Tails or Queues de Castor. What a wonderful tribute to this country’s hard working critter!
*Read a book that takes place in Canada or is written by a Canadian author or read a book with an animal tail prominently shown on the cover.
Never Let You Go - Chevy Stevens - 7/3/18 - set in Canada and written by a Canadian author

✔ 4. Tulumba
These oval-shaped ridged pastries are a popular street food in Turkey, Greece and Croatia. They are prepared by vendors who fry them up on the spot, piping the dough from a tube right into the hot oil. They are then soaked in a sweet fragrant lemony syrup making for a definite Turkish delight!
*Read a book that takes place in a Mediterranean country (tell us where) or read a book with a yellow cover.
The Money Kill - Katia Lief - 6/15/18 - set in Sardinia

✔ 5. Jalebi
Popular in Southern Asia, India and the Middle East, these delicate "loops" or “spirals” of dough resemble thin funnel cakes. The batter for these sticky sweets is fermented before frying. Like most pastries, these treats are best eaten hot. The origins can be traced as far back as 13th Century Mesopotamia and are today served at food stalls and chat shops across Southern Asia.
*Read a book that takes place in India or the Middle East or read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI.
Identicals - Elin Hilderbrand - 6/10/18

✔ 6. Churros
The churro originated with Spanish shepherds who named them after churra sheep's horns. The dough is a simple mixture of flour, water and salt and are often dusted with cinnamon and sugar after being fried. They are a popular breakfast treat throughout Latin America and are perfect for dipping in cafe con leche or thick hot chocolate. You can also find them all over the world at carnivals, and fairs in all shapes and sizes, sometimes even stuffed with wonderful additions.
*Read a book that takes place in Spain or Latin America or read a book where the characters attend a carnival or fair.
Operation Turtle Ransom - Kimberli A. Bindschatel - 6/18/18 - set in Mexico

✔ 7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen
These baseball sized fritters are a traditional Dutch and Belgian celebration food. In the Netherlands they are called oliebollen or oil spheres while in Belgium they are usually named smoutebollen or lard balls. Not the most appetizing names but don’t let that keep you from trying these yummy balls of goodness filled with a mixture of raisins, currants, and apples. They are often served sprinkled with powdered sugar or topped with whipped cream.
*Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands or Belgium or read a book where a celebration occurs. Tell us what it was.
A Fatal Grace - Louise Penny - 7/21/18 - set during Christmas

✔ 8. Sel Roti
In Nepal this “sweet rice bread“ is flavored with cardamom, cloves and banana. Its distinguishing features are the crispy texture and reddish brown color. Once the semi liquid dough is ready, it's dropped into boiling oil or ghee and turned with two foot long sticks called jhir. Sel Roti is both a breakfast food and special-occasion treat, typically enjoyed during Nepali religious festivals. When stored at room temperature will last up to 20 days making it a popular gift to send family members living away from home.
*Read a book that takes place in Asia or read a book that will last a while (over 400 pages long).
Nightfall Over Shanghai - Daniel Kalla - 6/26/18 - set in China


message 8: by Michelle's Empty Nest (last edited Jun 13, 2018 08:54AM) (new)

Michelle's Empty Nest (mlundy5) | 141 comments Doughnuts of the World
June 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
Completed: 5/8


Tasks



✔ 1. Malasada
We’re starting with my favorite and one of the many reasons I love Hawaii!! Originally a Portuguese confection, these round fritters came to the Pacific in the late 1800s. The eggy, yeast dough gets a dusting of granulated sugar once it's fried. Traditionally without filling, some varieties are given the tropical treatment with chunky fruit fillings made from local taro, pineapple, mango or passion fruit making them similar to the popular filled German doughnut, the Berliner.

*Read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre (tell us the genre).
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead 6-5-2018 | 3* {Historical Fiction}

✔ 2. KoeksisterWhen looking for a sweet and deep-fried treat in South Africa, you must turn to koeksisters. After frying, these "braided" dough treats are soaked in a sweet syrup flavored with cinnamon, ginger, and lemon, making them sticky and crunchy on the outside, and moist and syrupy inside. The Cape Malay community puts their twist on it and prepares a coconut-coated version,

*Read a book that takes place in Africa or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER.
Criminal by Karin Slaughter 6-13-2018 | 4*

✔ 3. Beaver Tails
These fried pieces of dough are individually hand stretched to resemble the tail of Canada’s national animal – the beaver. They are then covered with a variety of things: cinnamon sugar, nutella, or chocolate and strawberries. You can only find these fun pastries in select cities at a Canadian-based pastry stand called…..Beaver Tails or Queues de Castor. What a wonderful tribute to this country’s hard working critter!

*Read a book with an animal tail prominently shown on the cover.
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins 6-11-2018 | 3*

4. Tulumba
These oval-shaped ridged pastries are a popular street food in Turkey, Greece and Croatia. They are prepared by vendors who fry them up on the spot, piping the dough from a tube right into the hot oil. They are then soaked in a sweet fragrant lemony syrup making for a definite Turkish delight!

*Read a book that takes place in a Mediterranean country (tell us where) or read a book with a yellow cover.

✔ 5. Jalebi
Popular in Southern Asia, India and the Middle East, these delicate "loops" or “spirals” of dough resemble thin funnel cakes. The batter for these sticky sweets is fermented before frying. Like most pastries, these treats are best eaten hot. The origins can be traced as far back as 13th Century Mesopotamia and are today served at food stalls and chat shops across Southern Asia.

*Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI.
Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown 6-9-2018 | 3*

6. Churros
The churro originated with Spanish shepherds who named them after churra sheep's horns. The dough is a simple mixture of flour, water and salt and are often dusted with cinnamon and sugar after being fried. They are a popular breakfast treat throughout Latin America and are perfect for dipping in cafe con leche or thick hot chocolate. You can also find them all over the world at carnivals, and fairs in all shapes and sizes, sometimes even stuffed with wonderful additions.

*Read a book that takes place in Spain or Latin America or read a book where the characters attend a carnival or fair.

7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen
These baseball sized fritters are a traditional Dutch and Belgian celebration food. In the Netherlands they are called oliebollen or oil spheres while in Belgium they are usually named smoutebollen or lard balls. Not the most appetizing names but don’t let that keep you from trying these yummy balls of goodness filled with a mixture of raisins, currants, and apples. They are often served sprinkled with powdered sugar or topped with whipped cream.

*Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands or Belgium or read a book where a celebration occurs. Tell us what it was.

✔ 8. Sel Roti
In Nepal this “sweet rice bread“ is flavored with cardamom, cloves and banana. Its distinguishing features are the crispy texture and reddish brown color. Once the semi liquid dough is ready, it's dropped into boiling oil or ghee and turned with two foot long sticks called jhir. Sel Roti is both a breakfast food and special-occasion treat, typically enjoyed during Nepali religious festivals. When stored at room temperature will last up to 20 days making it a popular gift to send family members living away from home.

*Read a book that takes place in Asia or read a book that will last a while (over 400 pages long).
Find Her by Lisa Gardner 6-6-2018 | 5*


message 9: by Denise (last edited Jul 29, 2018 10:35AM) (new)

Denise | 2575 comments Doughnuts of the World
June 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
7/8

Tasks

1. Malasada
We’re starting with my favorite and one of the many reasons I love Hawaii!! Originally a Portuguese confection, these round fritters came to the Pacific in the late 1800s. The eggy, yeast dough gets a dusting of granulated sugar once it's fried. Traditionally without filling, some varieties are given the tropical treatment with chunky fruit fillings made from local taro, pineapple, mango or passion fruit making them similar to the popular filled German doughnut, the Berliner.

√* read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre (tell us the genre). Historical Fiction Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein 7.8.18

2. KoeksisterWhen looking for a sweet and deep-fried treat in South Africa, you must turn to koeksisters. After frying, these "braided" dough treats are soaked in a sweet syrup flavored with cinnamon, ginger, and lemon, making them sticky and crunchy on the outside, and moist and syrupy inside. The Cape Malay community puts their twist on it and prepares a coconut-coated version,

√* read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER. - Etgar Keret wrote The Bus Driver Who Wanted to be God & Other Stories 7.28.18

3. Beaver Tails
These fried pieces of dough are individually hand stretched to resemble the tail of Canada’s national animal – the beaver. They are then covered with a variety of things: cinnamon sugar, nutella, or chocolate and strawberries. You can only find these fun pastries in select cities at a Canadian-based pastry stand called…..Beaver Tails or Queues de Castor. What a wonderful tribute to this country’s hard working critter!

*Read a book that takes place in Canada or is written by a Canadian author or read a book with an animal tail prominently shown on the cover.

√4. Tulumba
These oval-shaped ridged pastries are a popular street food in Turkey, Greece and Croatia. They are prepared by vendors who fry them up on the spot, piping the dough from a tube right into the hot oil. They are then soaked in a sweet fragrant lemony syrup making for a definite Turkish delight!

√*Read a book that takes place in a Mediterranean country (tell us where) - The Waters of Eternal Youth takes place in Italy - by Donna Leon 6.4.18

√5. Jalebi
Popular in Southern Asia, India and the Middle East, these delicate "loops" or “spirals” of dough resemble thin funnel cakes. The batter for these sticky sweets is fermented before frying. Like most pastries, these treats are best eaten hot. The origins can be traced as far back as 13th Century Mesopotamia and are today served at food stalls and chat shops across Southern Asia.

√*Read a book that takes place in India or the Middle East or read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI. Just Kids by Patti Smith 6.10.18

6. Churros
The churro originated with Spanish shepherds who named them after churra sheep's horns. The dough is a simple mixture of flour, water and salt and are often dusted with cinnamon and sugar after being fried. They are a popular breakfast treat throughout Latin America and are perfect for dipping in cafe con leche or thick hot chocolate. You can also find them all over the world at carnivals, and fairs in all shapes and sizes, sometimes even stuffed with wonderful additions.

√* read a book where the characters attend a carnival or fair. A pagan festival in Roman Britain Tabula Rasa by Ruth Downie 6.12.18

7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen
These baseball sized fritters are a traditional Dutch and Belgian celebration food. In the Netherlands they are called oliebollen or oil spheres while in Belgium they are usually named smoutebollen or lard balls. Not the most appetizing names but don’t let that keep you from trying these yummy balls of goodness filled with a mixture of raisins, currants, and apples. They are often served sprinkled with powdered sugar or topped with whipped cream.

√* read a book where a celebration occurs. Tell us what it was.The tenants of a rooming house get together to celebrate the robbery of their landlady's refrigerator - really, they call it a celebration several times in He Who Hesitates by Ed McBain 6.7.18

8. Sel Roti
In Nepal this “sweet rice bread“ is flavored with cardamom, cloves and banana. Its distinguishing features are the crispy texture and reddish brown color. Once the semi liquid dough is ready, it's dropped into boiling oil or ghee and turned with two foot long sticks called jhir. Sel Roti is both a breakfast food and special-occasion treat, typically enjoyed during Nepali religious festivals. When stored at room temperature will last up to 20 days making it a popular gift to send family members living away from home.

√*Read a book that takes place in Asia - takes place in Japan Death in Midsummer and Other Stories by Yukio Mishima 7.5.18


message 10: by Jan, Moderator (last edited May 28, 2018 03:53PM) (new)

Jan | 14230 comments Rosa wrote: "JAN!!!!! NEVER, never, never, never, ever say that some GERMAN food is similar to something Austrian (even if it is, like the Krapfen ;D ;D ;D) ."

MY SINCERE APOLOGIES!!! I'll NEVER do that again Rosa .... LOL!!

Glad you are joining us :)


message 11: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14230 comments Welcome Lynda - no calories here unless it give you a hankering for the real thing!!


message 12: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14230 comments Thanks for joining us Michelle & Denise!!


message 13: by Marina H (last edited Aug 05, 2018 01:18AM) (new)

Marina H | 327 comments Doughnuts of the World
Date: June 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
Completed: 8/8

✔ 1.Malasada
- Read a book that takes place in Hawaii or read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre - tell us the genre: Mystery
Kvinden før by J.P. Delaney 12/06/18

✔ 2. Koeksister
- Read a book that takes place in Africa or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER.
Hum If You Don't Know the Words by Bianca Marais 17/06/18

✔ 3. Beaver Tails
- Read a book that takes place in Canada or is written by a Canadian author or read a book with an animal tail prominently shown on the cover.
The Truth About Us by Janet Gurtler 04/08/18

✔ 4. Tulumba
- Read a book that takes place in a Mediterranean country (tell us where) or read a book with a yellow cover.
Metro Girl (Alex Barnaby, #1) by Janet Evanovich by Janet Evanovich 04/06/18

✔ 5. Jalebi
- Read a book that takes place in India or the Middle East or read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI.
Billedet af Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 10/06/18

✔ 6. Churros
- Read a book that takes place in Spain or Latin America or read a book where the characters attend a carnival or fair.
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf 01/08/18

✔ 7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen
- Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands or Belgium or read a book where a celebration occurs. Tell us what it was: The celebrate Mid-summer
Den du ikke ser by Mari Jungstedt 07/06/18

✔ 8. Sel Roti
- Read a book that takes place in Asia or read a book that will last a while (over 400 pages long).
Simpel sandhed by Jodi Picoult 461 p., 03/06/18


message 14: by Patrizia, Contributor (last edited Jul 24, 2018 03:12AM) (new)

Patrizia | 1100 comments Doughnuts of the World
Date: June 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
Completed: 8/8


1.Malasada
- Read a book that takes place in Hawaii or read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre (tell us the genre).
cozy mystery- Kirsten Weiss, The Quiche and the Dead 19 June
The Quiche and the Dead (Pie Town Mystery #1) by Kirsten Weiss

2. Koeksister
- Read a book that takes place in Africa or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER.
Sarah Osborne, Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot 15 June
Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot (A Ditie Brown Mystery #1) by Sarah Osborne

3. Beaver Tails
- Read a book that takes place in Canada or is written by a Canadian author or read a book with an animal tail prominently shown on the cover.
Vicki Delany, Body on Baker Street 4 July
Body on Baker Street (A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery, #2) by Vicki Delany

4. Tulumba
- Read a book that takes place in a Mediterranean country (tell us where) or read a book with a yellow cover.
Italy- Lenz Koppelstätter, Omicidio sul ghiacciaio. Un'indagine del commissario Grauner 1 July
Omicidio sul ghiacciaio. Un'indagine del commissario Grauner by Lenz Koppelstätter

5. Jalebi
- Read a book that takes place in India or the Middle East or read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI.
Peg Cochran, Berry the Hatchet 8 June
Berry the Hatchet (Cranberry Cove #2) by Peg Cochran

6. Churros
- Read a book that takes place in Spain or Latin America or read a book where the characters attend a carnival or fair.
Hy Conrad, Death on the Patagonian Express 23 July
Death on the Patagonian Express (Amy's Travel Mystery #3) by Hy Conrad

7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen
- Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands or Belgium or read a book where a celebration occurs. Tell us what it was.
Maddy Hunter, Dutch Me Deadly 13 June
Dutch Me Deadly (Passport to Peril, #7) by Maddy Hunter

8. Sel Roti
- Read a book that takes place in Asia or read a book that will last a while (over 400 pages long).
488 pages- Nora Roberts, Le parole infinite 19 July
Le parole infinite by Nora Roberts


message 15: by Patrizia, Contributor (new)

Patrizia | 1100 comments Rosa wrote: "JAN!!!!! NEVER, never, never, never, ever say that some GERMAN food is similar to something Austrian (even if it is, like the Krapfen ;D ;D ;D) "

Rosa, maybe it's better if you (and me) let go of the culinary beliefs ... I horrify every time I read that for the Americans the most typical pizza is with pepperoni and salami. In Italy I've never seen a similar pizza, yet there are all kinds!


Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 177 comments Doughnuts of the World
June 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018

In celebration of National Doughnut Day on June 1st, let's take a look at how other cultures make this warm, fried addicting treat.


Challenge Rules: All forms of books are accepted as long as they are 100 pages or more. When posting updates of completed books, please include a link to the title and author’s name, along with the date you finished reading the book. Please post cover if it is task appropriate. When you have completed the challenge, please copy and paste your entire challenge and re-post in a new message, letting us know it is completed.

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Tasks

1. Malasada
We’re starting with my favorite and one of the many reasons I love Hawaii!! Originally a Portuguese confection, these round fritters came to the Pacific in the late 1800s. The eggy, yeast dough gets a dusting of granulated sugar once it's fried. Traditionally without filling, some varieties are given the tropical treatment with chunky fruit fillings made from local taro, pineapple, mango or passion fruit making them similar to the popular filled German doughnut, the Berliner.

*Read a book that takes place in Hawaii or read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre (tell us the genre).

2. Koeksister
When looking for a sweet and deep-fried treat in South Africa, you must turn to koeksisters. After frying, these "braided" dough treats are soaked in a sweet syrup flavored with cinnamon, ginger, and lemon, making them sticky and crunchy on the outside, and moist and syrupy inside. The Cape Malay community puts their twist on it and prepares a coconut-coated version,

*Read a book that takes place in Africa or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER.

3. Beaver Tails
These fried pieces of dough are individually hand stretched to resemble the tail of Canada’s national animal – the beaver. They are then covered with a variety of things: cinnamon sugar, nutella, or chocolate and strawberries. You can only find these fun pastries in select cities at a Canadian-based pastry stand called…..Beaver Tails or Queues de Castor. What a wonderful tribute to this country’s hard working critter!

*Read a book that takes place in Canada or is written by a Canadian author or read a book with an animal tail prominently shown on the cover.

4. Tulumba
These oval-shaped ridged pastries are a popular street food in Turkey, Greece and Croatia. They are prepared by vendors who fry them up on the spot, piping the dough from a tube right into the hot oil. They are then soaked in a sweet fragrant lemony syrup making for a definite Turkish delight!

*Read a book that takes place in a Mediterranean country (tell us where) or read a book with a yellow cover.

5. Jalebi
Popular in Southern Asia, India and the Middle East, these delicate "loops" or “spirals” of dough resemble thin funnel cakes. The batter for these sticky sweets is fermented before frying. Like most pastries, these treats are best eaten hot. The origins can be traced as far back as 13th Century Mesopotamia and are today served at food stalls and chat shops across Southern Asia.

*Read a book that takes place in India or the Middle East or read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI.

6. Churros
The churro originated with Spanish shepherds who named them after churra sheep's horns. The dough is a simple mixture of flour, water and salt and are often dusted with cinnamon and sugar after being fried. They are a popular breakfast treat throughout Latin America and are perfect for dipping in cafe con leche or thick hot chocolate. You can also find them all over the world at carnivals, and fairs in all shapes and sizes, sometimes even stuffed with wonderful additions.

*Read a book that takes place in Spain or Latin America or read a book where the characters attend a carnival or fair.

7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen
These baseball sized fritters are a traditional Dutch and Belgian celebration food. In the Netherlands they are called oliebollen or oil spheres while in Belgium they are usually named smoutebollen or lard balls. Not the most appetizing names but don’t let that keep you from trying these yummy balls of goodness filled with a mixture of raisins, currants, and apples. They are often served sprinkled with powdered sugar or topped with whipped cream.

*Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands or Belgium or read a book where a celebration occurs. Tell us what it was.

8. Sel Roti
In Nepal this “sweet rice bread“ is flavored with cardamom, cloves and banana. Its distinguishing features are the crispy texture and reddish brown color. Once the semi liquid dough is ready, it's dropped into boiling oil or ghee and turned with two foot long sticks called jhir. Sel Roti is both a breakfast food and special-occasion treat, typically enjoyed during Nepali religious festivals. When stored at room temperature will last up to 20 days making it a popular gift to send family members living away from home.

*Read a book that takes place in Asia or read a book that will last a while (over 400 pages long).


message 17: by Connie N. (last edited Feb 03, 2019 03:18PM) (new)

Connie N. | 494 comments Doughnuts of the World
Timeframe: 6/1/18 to 7/31/18
8/8

1. Malasada - New to you author in your favorite genre - Author Amanda Prowse - The Art of Hiding - 6/8/18 ♥♥♥♥
The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse
I love Chick lit/women’s fiction. This book really made an impact on me—meaningful and inspirational, and I will definitely look for more from this author.

2. Koeksister - Aauthor first and last initial in KOEKSISTER - Author Karen E. Olson - Pretty in Ink - 8/8/18 ♥♥♥♥
Pretty in Ink (Tattoo Shop Mystery, #2) by Karen E. Olson

3. Beaver Tails - Written by a Canadian author - Author Donna Alward - The Crown Prince's Bride - 6/13/18 ♥♥♥♥
The Crown Prince's Bride (Royal Duology #2) by Donna Alward

4. Tulumba - Yellow cover - Some Like it Lethal by Nancy Martin - 1/27/19 ♥♥♥♥
Some Like it Lethal (Blackbird Sisters Mystery, #3) by Nancy Martin

5. Jalebi - Title starts with a letter in JALEBI - Breakfast in Bed by Sandra Brown - 6/6/18 ♥♥♥
Breakfast in Bed (Bed & Breakfast #1) by Sandra Brown

6. Churros - Characters attend a carnival or fair - Chocolat by Joanne Harris - 7/26/18 ♥♥♥♥
Chocolat (Chocolat, #1) by Joanne Harris
Vianne hosts a chocolate fair on Easter for the townspeople.

7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen - Where a celebration occurs - Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh - 6/4/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
Only Enchanting (The Survivors' Club, #4) by Mary Balogh
First there’s a harvest ball, then a few months later everyone attends a wedding.

8. Sel Roti - That will last a while - Rock Chick Revenge by Kristen Ashley - 6/21/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
Rock Chick Revenge (Rock Chick, #5) by Kristen Ashley
496 pages

*****CHALLENGE COMPLETE 1/27/19*****


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Jan | 14230 comments Welcome to the fun Dee, Patrizia, Marina, Sallie & Connie!


message 19: by Karen ♐ (last edited Aug 07, 2018 03:41PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 813 comments Doughnuts of the World
June 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
5 Read


Tasks

1. Malasada
*Read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre (tell us the genre). - Erotica
- Curious R.G. Alexander - 6/14
Curious (The Finn Factor, #1) by R.G. Alexander

2. Koeksister
*Read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER.
- The Chateau Tiffany Reisz - 7/19
The Chateau (The Original Sinners, #9) by Tiffany Reisz

3. Beaver Tails
*Read a book that takes place in Canada or is written by a Canadian author
- Rocky Mountain Retreat Vivian Arend - 6/11
Rocky Mountain Retreat (Six Pack Ranch #8; Rocky Mountain House #11) by Vivian Arend

5. Jalebi
*Read a bookwith a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI.
- Birthright Nora Roberts - 6/3
Birthright by Nora Roberts

8. Sel Roti
*Read a book that will last a while (over 400 pages long).
- 448 pgs - Shotgun Bride Linda Lael Miller - 6/29
Shotgun Bride (McKettricks, #2) by Linda Lael Miller


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Jan | 14230 comments Enjoy the challenge Karen!


message 21: by Bev(baglady) (last edited Dec 28, 2018 05:28PM) (new)

Bev(baglady) (blbaglady) | 314 comments Doughnuts of the World
June 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018


Tasks

1. Malasada
*Read a book that takes place in Hawaii or read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre (tell us the genre).
A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes, #1) by Brittany Cavallaro A Study in Charlotte Brittany Cavallaro 06/05/18 Genre - Mystery

2. Koeksister
*Read a book that takes place in Africa or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER.
Robyn Schneider Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider Extraordinary Means 06/22/18

3. Beaver Tails
*Read a book that takes place in Canada or is written by a Canadian author or read a book with an animal tail prominently shown on the cover.
A Scone to Die For (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries #1) by H.Y. Hanna A Scone to Die For H.Y. Hanna 07/15/18

4. Tulumba
*Read a book that takes place in a Mediterranean country (tell us where) or read a book with a yellow cover.
Girls Like Us by Gail Giles Girls Like Us Gail Giles 07/09/18

5. Jalebi
*Read a book that takes place in India or the Middle East or read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI.
Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist Love and First Sight Josh Sundquist 06/08/18

6. Churros
*Read a book that takes place in Spain or Latin America or read a book where the characters attend a carnival or fair.
Cold in the Shadows (Cold Justice, #5) by Toni Anderson Cold in the Shadows Toni Anderson 12/28/18

7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen
*Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands or Belgium or read a book where a celebration occurs. Tell us what it was.
Cake (Cake, #1) by J. Bengtsson Cake J. Bengtsson 12/07/18 Jake and Casey meet at Jakes's sisters wedding

8. Sel Roti
*Read a book that takes place in Asia or read a book that will last a while (over 400 pages long).
The Curse of Crow Hollow by Billy Coffey The Curse of Crow Hollow Billy Coffey 07/16/18 416 pages


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Jan | 14230 comments Have fun Bev!


message 23: by Book Concierge (last edited Aug 23, 2018 08:22AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 1458 comments Doughnuts of the World
Begins: 01June18 / Ends: 31July18



8 / 8 completed


1. Malasada * Read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre - HISTORICAL FICTION - Someone Knows My Name ✔ – 19July18


2. Koeksister *Read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER - Erika Sánchez / I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter ✔ – 12June18


3. Beaver Tails * Read a book that takes place in Canada or is written by a Canadian author - By a Canadian, and set in QUEBEC - Louise Penny / The Cruelest Month ✔ – 09Aug18

4. Tulumba * Read a book that takes place in a Mediterranean country - Italy (Sicily) - The Terra-cotta Dog ✔ – 12June18

5. Jalebi * Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI - E - Ethan Frome ✔ – 09June18

6. Churros * Read a book that takes place in Spain - The Time in Between ✔ – 04Aug18

7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen * Read a book where a celebration occurs - wedding - Bitter Grounds ✔ – 23June18

8. Sel Roti * Read a book that will last a while (over 400 pages long) - 552 pg - The Forgotten Garden ✔ – 30June18


message 24: by Agnieszka (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 296 comments Jan wrote: "Rosa wrote: "I like Tulumbas, but I'm disappointed that you left out the best kind-of-doughnut thing in existance: the Krapfen!"

Sorry Rosa!! I'm sure I left out many people's favorites. I could h..."


Jan & Rosa, thank you so much for some entertainment in the morning - I really loved your exchange.
And even if I'm sure you'll disagree Rosa, I just claim the best kind are faworki *grins* (these are the Polish kind - rather flat and so crunchy - yummy - I have to ask my mother we make some when I go in September to care for my grandmother while they go to Poland for a family wedding)


message 25: by Agnieszka (last edited Jun 08, 2018 09:16AM) (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 296 comments Doughnuts of the World
Duration:
6/1/18 - 7/31/18
Completed: 4/8
100+ pages, re-post when completed


1. Malasada
We’re starting with my favorite and one of the many reasons I love Hawaii!! Originally a Portuguese confection, these round fritters came to the Pacific in the late 1800s. The eggy, yeast dough gets a dusting of granulated sugar once it's fried. Traditionally without filling, some varieties are given the tropical treatment with chunky fruit fillings made from local taro, pineapple, mango or passion fruit making them similar to the popular filled German doughnut, the Berliner.
*Read a book that takes place in Hawaii or read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre (romantic suspense = RS) Serendipity Boxed Set or Erased (Webster)

2. Koeksister
When looking for a sweet and deep-fried treat in South Africa, you must turn to koeksisters. After frying, these "braided" dough treats are soaked in a sweet syrup flavored with cinnamon, ginger, and lemon, making them sticky and crunchy on the outside, and moist and syrupy inside. The Cape Malay community puts their twist on it and prepares a coconut-coated version,
*Read a book that takes place in Africa or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER. Monster in the Closet by Karen Rose 6* 6/7 KoeksisteR :-)

3. Beaver Tails
Read a book that takes place in Canada or is written by a Canadian author or read a book with an animal tail prominently shown on the cover. Special Agent Kandice by Mimi Barbour 5* 6/5 - she's a Canadian author :-)

4. Tulumba
These oval-shaped ridged pastries are a popular street food in Turkey, Greece and Croatia. They are prepared by vendors who fry them up on the spot, piping the dough from a tube right into the hot oil. They are then soaked in a sweet fragrant lemony syrup making for a definite Turkish delight!
*Read a book that takes place in a Mediterranean country (tell us where) or read a book with a yellow cover. The Nearest Exit

5. Jalebi
Popular in Southern Asia, India and the Middle East, these delicate "loops" or “spirals” of dough resemble thin funnel cakes. The batter for these sticky sweets is fermented before frying. Like most pastries, these treats are best eaten hot. The origins can be traced as far back as 13th Century Mesopotamia and are today served at food stalls and chat shops across Southern Asia.
*Read a book that takes place in India or the Middle East or read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI. Bang! You're Dead, Escorting the Actress (=Ex-Billionaire Escort - The Escort Collection #2), Last Night in Montreal, Barefoot in White,

6. Churros
The churro originated with Spanish shepherds who named them after churra sheep's horns. The dough is a simple mixture of flour, water and salt and are often dusted with cinnamon and sugar after being fried. They are a popular breakfast treat throughout Latin America and are perfect for dipping in cafe con leche or thick hot chocolate. You can also find them all over the world at carnivals, and fairs in all shapes and sizes, sometimes even stuffed with wonderful additions.
*Read a book that takes place in Spain or Latin America or read a book where the characters attend a carnival or fair. The Recruiter?, Nemesis in Spain

7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen
Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands or Belgium or read a book where a celebration occurs. The Tycoon's Revenge by Melody Anne 2* 6/4 - a wedding

8. Sel Roti
Read a book that takes place in Asia or read a book that will last a while (over 400 pages long). Der Knochenbrecher=The Night Stalker by Chris Carter 4* 6/4 - 416 pages


message 26: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14230 comments Agnieszka wrote: "Jan & Rosa, thank you so much for some entertainment in the morning - I really loved your exchange.
And even if I'm sure you'll disagree Rosa, I just claim the best kind are faworki *grins* (these are the Polish kind - rather flat and so crunchy - yummy - I have to ask my mother we make some when I go in September to care for my grandmother while they go to Poland for a family wedding) "


LOL...each of us really do have a favorite - they are all so yummy!! Have fun with the challenge Agnieszka :)


message 27: by Viji (last edited Jul 23, 2018 11:48PM) (new)

Viji | 43 comments Doughnuts of the World
Timeframe: 6/1/18 to 7/31/18
0/8

1. Malasada
*Read a book that takes place in Hawaii or read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre (tell us the genre).
Precious Bones by Irina Shapiro Precious Bones by Irina Shapiro; 06/30/2018; Historical Fiction

2. Koeksister
*Read a book that takes place in Africa or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER.
The Earl's Defiant Wallflower (The Dukes of War, #2) by Erica Ridley The Earl's Defiant Wallflower by Erica Ridley; 06/13/2018

3. Beaver Tails
*Read a book that takes place in Canada or is written by a Canadian author or read a book with an animal tail prominently shown on the cover.
Lianne (Second Chances Series Book 2) by Mona Ingram Lianne by Mona Ingram; 06/15/2018; Canadian author

4. Tulumba
*Read a book that takes place in a Mediterranean country (tell us where) or read a book with a yellow cover.
Honeymoon for One (Honeymoon #1) by Lily Zante Honeymoon for One by Lily Zante; 06/12/2018; set in Italy and cover is predominantly yellow

5. Jalebi
*Read a book that takes place in India or the Middle East or read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI.
I, Krishnadevaraya by Ra. Ki. Rangarajan I, Krishnadevaraya by Ra. Ki. Rangarajan; 06/09/2018; set in India

6. Churros
*Read a book that takes place in Spain or Latin America or read a book where the characters attend a carnival or fair.
Tears of the River by Gordon L. Rottman Tears of the River by Gordon L. Rottman; 07/20/2018; Nicaragua

7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen
*Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands or Belgium or read a book where a celebration occurs. Tell us what it was.
The Incurable Matchmaker by Mary Balogh The Incurable Matchmaker by Mary Balogh; 06/21/2018; (view spoiler).

8. Sel Roti
*Read a book that takes place in Asia or read a book that will last a while (over 400 pages long).
House of Spies (Gabriel Allon #17) by Daniel Silva House of Spies by Daniel Silva; 07/09/2018; 528 pgs.


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Jan | 14230 comments Enjoy the challenge Viji!


message 29: by Lena (last edited Nov 13, 2018 01:15PM) (new)

Lena (nlgmcr69) | 44 comments Doughnuts of the World
Dates: June 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018

Completed Tasks: 5/8

1. Malasada
*Read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre-Fatal Fixer-Upper by Jennie Bentley-Finished 6/10/2018**** (Genre: Mystery)

2. Koeksister
*Read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER-The Baby Plan by Kate Rorick-Finished 7/31/2018****

3. Beaver Tails
*Read a book with an animal tail prominently shown on the cover-Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris-Finished 11/11/2018****

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk A Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris

4. Tulumba
*Read a book that takes place in a Mediterranean country (tell us where) or read a book with a yellow cover.

5. Jalebi
*Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI-I've Got My Eyes on You by Mary Higgins Clark-Finished 7/7/2018****

6. Churros
*Read a book that takes place in Spain or Latin America or read a book where the characters attend a carnival or fair.

7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen
*Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands or Belgium or read a book where a celebration occurs. Tell us what it was.

8. Sel Roti
*Read a book that takes place in Asia-Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie-Finished 11/2/2018***


message 30: by Slytherpuff (last edited May 16, 2020 10:29AM) (new)

Slytherpuff Doughnuts of the World
June 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
6/8

Tasks

1. Malasada
We’re starting with my favorite and one of the many reasons I love Hawaii!! Originally a Portuguese confection, these round fritters came to the Pacific in the late 1800s. The eggy, yeast dough gets a dusting of granulated sugar once it's fried. Traditionally without filling, some varieties are given the tropical treatment with chunky fruit fillings made from local taro, pineapple, mango or passion fruit making them similar to the popular filled German doughnut, the Berliner.

🍩Read a book that takes place in Hawaii or read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre (tell us the genre).- Twilight (Fantasy)

2. KoeksisterWhen looking for a sweet and deep-fried treat in South Africa, you must turn to koeksisters. After frying, these "braided" dough treats are soaked in a sweet syrup flavored with cinnamon, ginger, and lemon, making them sticky and crunchy on the outside, and moist and syrupy inside. The Cape Malay community puts their twist on it and prepares a coconut-coated version,

🍩Read a book that takes place in Africa or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER. Carousel Beach by Orly Konig

3. Beaver Tails
These fried pieces of dough are individually hand stretched to resemble the tail of Canada’s national animal – the beaver. They are then covered with a variety of things: cinnamon sugar, nutella, or chocolate and strawberries. You can only find these fun pastries in select cities at a Canadian-based pastry stand called…..Beaver Tails or Queues de Castor. What a wonderful tribute to this country’s hard working critter!

🍩Read a book that takes place in Canada or is written by a Canadian author or read a book with an animal tail prominently shown on the cover.

4. Tulumba
These oval-shaped ridged pastries are a popular street food in Turkey, Greece and Croatia. They are prepared by vendors who fry them up on the spot, piping the dough from a tube right into the hot oil. They are then soaked in a sweet fragrant lemony syrup making for a definite Turkish delight!

🍩Read a book that takes place in a Mediterranean country (tell us where) or read a book with a yellow cover. Homegoing

5. Jalebi
Popular in Southern Asia, India and the Middle East, these delicate "loops" or “spirals” of dough resemble thin funnel cakes. The batter for these sticky sweets is fermented before frying. Like most pastries, these treats are best eaten hot. The origins can be traced as far back as 13th Century Mesopotamia and are today served at food stalls and chat shops across Southern Asia.

🍩Read a book that takes place in India or the Middle East or read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI. Love & Gelato

6. Churros
The churro originated with Spanish shepherds who named them after churra sheep's horns. The dough is a simple mixture of flour, water and salt and are often dusted with cinnamon and sugar after being fried. They are a popular breakfast treat throughout Latin America and are perfect for dipping in cafe con leche or thick hot chocolate. You can also find them all over the world at carnivals, and fairs in all shapes and sizes, sometimes even stuffed with wonderful additions.

🍩Read a book that takes place in Spain or Latin America or read a book where the characters attend a carnival or fair.- New Moon (They are technically at a fair)

7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen
These baseball sized fritters are a traditional Dutch and Belgian celebration food. In the Netherlands they are called oliebollen or oil spheres while in Belgium they are usually named smoutebollen or lard balls. Not the most appetizing names but don’t let that keep you from trying these yummy balls of goodness filled with a mixture of raisins, currants, and apples. They are often served sprinkled with powdered sugar or topped with whipped cream.

🍩Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands or Belgium or read a book where a celebration occurs. Tell us what it was.The Firm (firm party for highest score on bar exam)

8. Sel Roti
In Nepal this “sweet rice bread“ is flavored with cardamom, cloves and banana. Its distinguishing features are the crispy texture and reddish brown color. Once the semi liquid dough is ready, it's dropped into boiling oil or ghee and turned with two foot long sticks called jhir. Sel Roti is both a breakfast food and special-occasion treat, typically enjoyed during Nepali religious festivals. When stored at room temperature will last up to 20 days making it a popular gift to send family members living away from home.

🍩Read a book that takes place in Asia or read a book that will last a while (over 400 pages long)- The President Is Missing


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Jan | 14230 comments Welcome to the challenge Lena & Slytherpuff!


message 32: by Kathryn (last edited Aug 26, 2018 01:47PM) (new)

Kathryn (an80slady6886) | 541 comments Doughnuts of the World
Date: June 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
Completed: 8/8


1.Malasada
- Read a book that takes place in Hawaii or read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre (tell us the genre).

The Invisible Girls: A Memoir Sarah Thebarge 7/14/18 **** genre: Biography/Memoirs

2. Koeksister
- Read a book that takes place in Africa or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER.

Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur Halima Bashir 7/28/18 ****

3. Beaver Tails
- Read a book that takes place in Canada or is written by a Canadian author or read a book with an animal tail prominently shown on the cover.

The Home for Unwanted Girls Joanna Goodman 6/28/18 ****

4. Tulumba
- Read a book that takes place in a Mediterranean country (tell us where) or read a book with a yellow cover.

No Biking in the House Without a Helmet Melissa Fay Greene 6/23/2018 *

5. Jalebi
- Read a book that takes place in India or the Middle East or read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI.

Brownies and Broomsticks Bailey Cates 7/2/18 ***

6. Churros
- Read a book that takes place in Spain or Latin America or read a book where the characters attend a carnival or fair.

Firefly Lane Kristin Hannah 8/12/18 *****

7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen
- Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands or Belgium or read a book where a celebration occurs. Tell us what it was.

A Chesapeake Shores Christmas Sherryl Woods 6/9/18 they celebrated Christmas, Thanksgiving, and a wedding.

8. Sel Roti
- Read a book that takes place in Asia or read a book that will last a while (over 400 pages long).

The Gates of Evangeline Hester Young 7/10/18 ****


message 33: by Tanya (new)

Tanya | 19 comments Doughnuts of the World
June 1st-July 31st
Completed: 0/8

As a Canadian, I'd just like to say that Beaver Tails are amazing and everyone should have one at least once in their lifetime!


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Jan | 14230 comments Enjoy the challenge Kathryn & Tanya!


message 35: by Amanda A (last edited Jul 15, 2018 02:35PM) (new)

Amanda A | 264 comments Doughnuts of the World
June 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
Completed: 8/8


1. Malasada
*Read a book that takes place in Hawaii or read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre (tell us the genre).
Fire and Ice by Rhonda James 6/2
Romance genre

2. Koeksister
*Read a book that takes place in Africa or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER.
The Very Killer Caterpillar by Samantha Silver 6/1

3. Beaver Tails
*Read a book that takes place in Canada or is written by a Canadian author or read a book with an animal tail prominently shown on the cover.
Accidental Abduction by Eve Langlais 6/8

4. Tulumba
*Read a book that takes place in a Mediterranean country (tell us where) or read a book with a yellow cover.
Dream Man by Judy Griffith Gill 7/8
Dream Man (Golden Bangles #1) by Judy Griffith Gill

5. Jalebi
*Read a book that takes place in India or the Middle East or read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI.
Incredible You by Lili Valente 6/3

6. Churros
*Read a book that takes place in Spain or Latin America or read a book where the characters attend a carnival or fair.
Show No Mercy by Cindy Gerard 7/15
Argentina

7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen
*Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands or Belgium or read a book where a celebration occurs. Tell us what it was.
A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer 6/11
Wedding celebration

8. Sel Roti
*Read a book that takes place in Asia or read a book that will last a while (over 400 pages long).
Kulti by Mariana Zapata 6/8
570 pages


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Jan | 14230 comments Have fun Amanda!


message 37: by Sunshine✰✰✰ (last edited Jul 27, 2018 11:42AM) (new)

Sunshine✰✰✰ | 119 comments Doughnuts of the World
Duration: June 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
Progress: 8/8


1. Malasada

We’re starting with my favorite and one of the many reasons I love Hawaii!! Originally a Portuguese confection, these round fritters came to the Pacific in the late 1800s. The eggy, yeast dough gets a dusting of granulated sugar once it's fried. Traditionally without filling, some varieties are given the tropical treatment with chunky fruit fillings made from local taro, pineapple, mango or passion fruit making them similar to the popular filled German doughnut, the Berliner.
*Read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre - cozy mystery
A Sweet Chunk of Madness by Deany Ray 6/8/18

2. Koeksister
When looking for a sweet and deep-fried treat in South Africa, you must turn to koeksisters. After frying, these "braided" dough treats are soaked in a sweet syrup flavored with cinnamon, ginger, and lemon, making them sticky and crunchy on the outside, and moist and syrupy inside. The Cape Malay community puts their twist on it and prepares a coconut-coated version,
*Read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER.
The Headmaster by Tiffany Reisz 6/24/18

3. Beaver Tails
These fried pieces of dough are individually hand stretched to resemble the tail of Canada’s national animal – the beaver. They are then covered with a variety of things: cinnamon sugar, nutella, or chocolate and strawberries. You can only find these fun pastries in select cities at a Canadian-based pastry stand called…..Beaver Tails or Queues de Castor. What a wonderful tribute to this country’s hard working critter!
*Read a book that takes place in Canada
The Call of the Wild by Jack London 6/28/18

4. Tulumba
These oval-shaped ridged pastries are a popular street food in Turkey, Greece and Croatia. They are prepared by vendors who fry them up on the spot, piping the dough from a tube right into the hot oil. They are then soaked in a sweet fragrant lemony syrup making for a definite Turkish delight!
*Read a book with a yellow cover.
Wicked Pleasure by Lora Leigh 7/11/18

5. Jalebi
Popular in Southern Asia, India and the Middle East, these delicate "loops" or “spirals” of dough resemble thin funnel cakes. The batter for these sticky sweets is fermented before frying. Like most pastries, these treats are best eaten hot. The origins can be traced as far back as 13th Century Mesopotamia and are today served at food stalls and chat shops across Southern Asia.
*Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI.
Eye of the Tempest by Nicole Peeler 6/16/18

6. Churros
The churro originated with Spanish shepherds who named them after churra sheep's horns. The dough is a simple mixture of flour, water and salt and are often dusted with cinnamon and sugar after being fried. They are a popular breakfast treat throughout Latin America and are perfect for dipping in cafe con leche or thick hot chocolate. You can also find them all over the world at carnivals, and fairs in all shapes and sizes, sometimes even stuffed with wonderful additions.
*Read a book where the characters attend a carnival or fair.
Out of Time by Monique Martin 7/27/18

7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen
These baseball sized fritters are a traditional Dutch and Belgian celebration food. In the Netherlands they are called oliebollen or oil spheres while in Belgium they are usually named smoutebollen or lard balls. Not the most appetizing names but don’t let that keep you from trying these yummy balls of goodness filled with a mixture of raisins, currants, and apples. They are often served sprinkled with powdered sugar or topped with whipped cream.
*Read a book where a celebration occurs. - Wedding
Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews 6/22/18

8. Sel Roti
In Nepal this “sweet rice bread“ is flavored with cardamom, cloves and banana. Its distinguishing features are the crispy texture and reddish brown color. Once the semi liquid dough is ready, it's dropped into boiling oil or ghee and turned with two foot long sticks called jhir. Sel Roti is both a breakfast food and special-occasion treat, typically enjoyed during Nepali religious festivals. When stored at room temperature will last up to 20 days making it a popular gift to send family members living away from home.
*Read a book that will last a while (over 400 pages long).
Necroscope III: The Source by Brian Lumley 6/7/18


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Jan | 14230 comments Enjoy the challenge Sunshine!


message 39: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 333 comments Deidre(Dee) ~ Official Bookworm ~ wrote: "Jan wrote: "Welcome to the fun Dee, Patrizia, Marina, Sallie & Connie!"
Thank you Jan. I can't remember the last time I had a doughnut:)"



Dee, that's sad!!! Doughnuts are my favorite thing!!


message 40: by JoAnne (last edited Jul 09, 2018 07:29AM) (new)

JoAnne | 333 comments Doughnuts of the World
Duration: June 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
Read: 8/8



1. Malasada
Read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre (tell us the genre).
mystery/thriller Not That I Could Tell Jessica Strawser 7/8/18

2. Koeksister
Read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER.
Breakout Stephanie Kay 7/9/18

3. Beaver Tails
Read a book that is written by a Canadian author.
The Husband Hunt Lynsay Sands 7/6/18

4. Tulumba
Read a book with a yellow cover.
The Time in Between (Magdalene, #3) by Kristen Ashley The Time in Between Kristen Ashley 6/19/18

5. Jalebi
Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI.
Branna L.A. Casey 6/14/18

6. Churros
Read a book where the characters attend a carnival or fair.
A Charmed Little Lie Sharla Lovelace 6/7/18

7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen
Read a book where a celebration occurs. Tell us what it was.
A wedding A Nantucket Wedding Nancy Thayer 6/4/18

8. Sel Roti
Read a book that will last a while (over 400 pages long)
Beach House for Rent Mary Alice Monroe 6/7/18


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Jan | 14230 comments Enjoy the challenge JoAnne :)


message 42: by Lena (last edited Jun 26, 2018 03:30PM) (new)

Lena (nlgmcr69) | 44 comments Since I am starting so late I probably won't finish even close to the end date, but heck I love doughnuts!

Doughnuts of the World
Dates: June 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018

Completed: 0/8

Tasks

1. Malasada
We’re starting with my favorite and one of the many reasons I love Hawaii!! Originally a Portuguese confection, these round fritters came to the Pacific in the late 1800s. The eggy, yeast dough gets a dusting of granulated sugar once it's fried. Traditionally without filling, some varieties are given the tropical treatment with chunky fruit fillings made from local taro, pineapple, mango or passion fruit making them similar to the popular filled German doughnut, the Berliner.

*Read a book that takes place in Hawaii or read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre (tell us the genre).

2. KoeksisterWhen looking for a sweet and deep-fried treat in South Africa, you must turn to koeksisters. After frying, these "braided" dough treats are soaked in a sweet syrup flavored with cinnamon, ginger, and lemon, making them sticky and crunchy on the outside, and moist and syrupy inside. The Cape Malay community puts their twist on it and prepares a coconut-coated version,

*Read a book that takes place in Africa or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER.

3. Beaver Tails
These fried pieces of dough are individually hand stretched to resemble the tail of Canada’s national animal – the beaver. They are then covered with a variety of things: cinnamon sugar, nutella, or chocolate and strawberries. You can only find these fun pastries in select cities at a Canadian-based pastry stand called…..Beaver Tails or Queues de Castor. What a wonderful tribute to this country’s hard working critter!

*Read a book that takes place in Canada or is written by a Canadian author or read a book with an animal tail prominently shown on the cover.

4. Tulumba
These oval-shaped ridged pastries are a popular street food in Turkey, Greece and Croatia. They are prepared by vendors who fry them up on the spot, piping the dough from a tube right into the hot oil. They are then soaked in a sweet fragrant lemony syrup making for a definite Turkish delight!

*Read a book that takes place in a Mediterranean country (tell us where) or read a book with a yellow cover.

5. Jalebi
Popular in Southern Asia, India and the Middle East, these delicate "loops" or “spirals” of dough resemble thin funnel cakes. The batter for these sticky sweets is fermented before frying. Like most pastries, these treats are best eaten hot. The origins can be traced as far back as 13th Century Mesopotamia and are today served at food stalls and chat shops across Southern Asia.

*Read a book that takes place in India or the Middle East or read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI.

6. Churros
The churro originated with Spanish shepherds who named them after churra sheep's horns. The dough is a simple mixture of flour, water and salt and are often dusted with cinnamon and sugar after being fried. They are a popular breakfast treat throughout Latin America and are perfect for dipping in cafe con leche or thick hot chocolate. You can also find them all over the world at carnivals, and fairs in all shapes and sizes, sometimes even stuffed with wonderful additions.

*Read a book that takes place in Spain or Latin America or read a book where the characters attend a carnival or fair.

7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen
These baseball sized fritters are a traditional Dutch and Belgian celebration food. In the Netherlands they are called oliebollen or oil spheres while in Belgium they are usually named smoutebollen or lard balls. Not the most appetizing names but don’t let that keep you from trying these yummy balls of goodness filled with a mixture of raisins, currants, and apples. They are often served sprinkled with powdered sugar or topped with whipped cream.

*Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands or Belgium or read a book where a celebration occurs. Tell us what it was.

8. Sel Roti
In Nepal this “sweet rice bread“ is flavored with cardamom, cloves and banana. Its distinguishing features are the crispy texture and reddish brown color. Once the semi liquid dough is ready, it's dropped into boiling oil or ghee and turned with two foot long sticks called jhir. Sel Roti is both a breakfast food and special-occasion treat, typically enjoyed during Nepali religious festivals. When stored at room temperature will last up to 20 days making it a popular gift to send family members living away from home.

*Read a book that takes place in Asia or read a book that will last a while (over 400 pages long).


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Jan | 14230 comments Don't worry about the end date Lena!!! Just have fun with it :)


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Jan | 14230 comments You really do like doughnuts - you signed up twice. You had already signed up on Message 30!!!


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Lena (nlgmcr69) | 44 comments Jan wrote: "You really do like doughnuts - you signed up twice. You had already signed up on Message 30!!!"

Wow! I did! Man I am losing my mind. lol!


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JoAnne | 333 comments FINISHED
Doughnuts of the World
Duration: June 1, 2018 - July 9, 2018
Read: 8/8



1. Malasada
Read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre (tell us the genre).
mystery/thriller Not That I Could Tell Jessica Strawser 7/8/18

2. Koeksister
Read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER.
Breakout Stephanie Kay 7/9/18

3. Beaver Tails
Read a book that is written by a Canadian author.
The Husband Hunt Lynsay Sands 7/6/18

4. Tulumba
Read a book with a yellow cover.
The Time in Between (Magdalene, #3) by Kristen Ashley The Time in Between Kristen Ashley 6/19/18

5. Jalebi
Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI.
Branna L.A. Casey 6/14/18

6. Churros
Read a book where the characters attend a carnival or fair.
A Charmed Little Lie Sharla Lovelace 6/7/18

7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen
Read a book where a celebration occurs. Tell us what it was.
A wedding A Nantucket Wedding Nancy Thayer 6/4/18

8. Sel Roti
Read a book that will last a while (over 400 pages long)
Beach House for Rent Mary Alice Monroe 6/7/18


message 47: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14230 comments Wonderful job JoAnne!!


message 48: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14230 comments Terrific job Dee!!


message 49: by Claire (last edited Jul 15, 2018 02:48PM) (new)

Claire  | 73 comments Can I backdate?
Doughnuts of the World
Timeframe: 6/1/18 to 7/31/18
1/8

✔️1. Malasada
We’re starting with my favorite and one of the many reasons I love Hawaii!! Originally a Portuguese confection, these round fritters came to the Pacific in the late 1800s. The eggy, yeast dough gets a dusting of granulated sugar once it's fried. Traditionally without filling, some varieties are given the tropical treatment with chunky fruit fillings made from local taro, pineapple, mango or passion fruit making them similar to the popular filled German doughnut, the Berliner.

*Read a book that takes place in Hawaii or read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre (tell us the genre).
The Forgetting The Forgetting (The Forgetting #1) by Sharon Cameron Sharon Cameron 416 pt,
14 july 2018 3 stars

Genre: fantasy

2. KoeksisterWhen looking for a sweet and deep-fried treat in South Africa, you must turn to koeksisters. After frying, these "braided" dough treats are soaked in a sweet syrup flavored with cinnamon, ginger, and lemon, making them sticky and crunchy on the outside, and moist and syrupy inside. The Cape Malay community puts their twist on it and prepares a coconut-coated version,

*Read a book that takes place in Africa or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER.

3. Beaver Tails
These fried pieces of dough are individually hand stretched to resemble the tail of Canada’s national animal – the beaver. They are then covered with a variety of things: cinnamon sugar, nutella, or chocolate and strawberries. You can only find these fun pastries in select cities at a Canadian-based pastry stand called…..Beaver Tails or Queues de Castor. What a wonderful tribute to this country’s hard working critter!

*Read a book that takes place in Canada or is written by a Canadian author or read a book with an animal tail prominently shown on the cover.

4. Tulumba
These oval-shaped ridged pastries are a popular street food in Turkey, Greece and Croatia. They are prepared by vendors who fry them up on the spot, piping the dough from a tube right into the hot oil. They are then soaked in a sweet fragrant lemony syrup making for a definite Turkish delight!

*Read a book that takes place in a Mediterranean country (tell us where) or read a book with a yellow cover.

5. Jalebi
Popular in Southern Asia, India and the Middle East, these delicate "loops" or “spirals” of dough resemble thin funnel cakes. The batter for these sticky sweets is fermented before frying. Like most pastries, these treats are best eaten hot. The origins can be traced as far back as 13th Century Mesopotamia and are today served at food stalls and chat shops across Southern Asia.

*Read a book that takes place in India or the Middle East or read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI.

6. Churros
The churro originated with Spanish shepherds who named them after churra sheep's horns. The dough is a simple mixture of flour, water and salt and are often dusted with cinnamon and sugar after being fried. They are a popular breakfast treat throughout Latin America and are perfect for dipping in cafe con leche or thick hot chocolate. You can also find them all over the world at carnivals, and fairs in all shapes and sizes, sometimes even stuffed with wonderful additions.

*Read a book that takes place in Spain or Latin America or read a book where the characters attend a carnival or fair.

7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen
These baseball sized fritters are a traditional Dutch and Belgian celebration food. In the Netherlands they are called oliebollen or oil spheres while in Belgium they are usually named smoutebollen or lard balls. Not the most appetizing names but don’t let that keep you from trying these yummy balls of goodness filled with a mixture of raisins, currants, and apples. They are often served sprinkled with powdered sugar or topped with whipped cream.

*Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands or Belgium or read a book where a celebration occurs. Tell us what it was.

8. Sel Roti
In Nepal this “sweet rice bread“ is flavored with cardamom, cloves and banana. Its distinguishing features are the crispy texture and reddish brown color. Once the semi liquid dough is ready, it's dropped into boiling oil or ghee and turned with two foot long sticks called jhir. Sel Roti is both a breakfast food and special-occasion treat, typically enjoyed during Nepali religious festivals. When stored at room temperature will last up to 20 days making it a popular gift to send family members living away from home.

*Read a book that takes place in Asia or read a book that will last a while (over 400 pages long).


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Jan | 14230 comments Have fun Claire!


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