|Alternative name(s)||Jam doughnut|
|Variations||Berliner, jam doughnuts, sufganiyot, bomboloni, krafne, pączki|
Jelly (or jam) doughnut varieties include the German Berliner, Australia and Britain's jam doughnuts, sufganiyot from Israel, and the jelly-filled doughnuts sold in the United States and Canada. Japanese anpan are similar to the Berliner, except they contain red bean paste. Krafne from Eastern Europe also include a jelly-filled variety. In Tuscany and Florence, bomboloni are popular. Austria also has a jelly doughnut known as krapfen that is typically filled with apricot jam and topped with powdered sugar. The Polish pączki is also similar to a jelly doughnut.
A 1942 headline in the Hartford Courant reported that "Jelly Doughnut Diets Harmful to War Effort." A 1976 Los Angeles Times story explains how to make jelly doughnuts from scratch for a "tasty after-school" snack for youngsters.
Elvis Presley's 63rd birthday was celebrated at a Chicago pub with a jelly doughnut eating contest.
Jelly or custard filled doughnuts are known as sufganiyot in Hebrew and are the number one Hanukkah treat. They are cooked in oil which is in keeping with the theme of the holiday, celebrating one day's worth of oil "keeping a sacred lamp alight for eight."
- "Jelly Doughnut Diets Harmful to War Effort", May 26, 1942, page 10, The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut)
- "Jelly Doughnuts From Scratch", Los Angeles Times December 9, 1976 page J25 Section: PART VI
- Ruth Reichl Ah, Those Nuances of Sugar and Grease April 25, 1997 New York Times
- "Chicago clubs and pubs will celebrate Elvis Presley's 63d birthday Thursday with plenty of silliness. Dick's Last Resort at North Pier caught our attention with this: Among other activities, it plans to salute The King with a jelly doughnut-eating contest." Judy Hevrdejs, Mike Conklin [FOR ELVIS' FANS, IT WILL BE A JELLY DOUGHNUT KIND OF DAY [NORTH SPORTS FINAL Edition] Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) January 8, 1998 News section page 2
- One great jelly doughnut December 13, 2006 page 5F Food section San Jose Mercury News (California)
- Bill Daley Move over, latkes: Sufganiyot make a sweet presence on the Hanukkah table (Recipe) November 1, 2006 Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois)