53 fried sweets to forget about your diet for a while and enjoy carnival without regrets


Yes, we know, it is not easy for those of us who are already trying to follow a diet for the summer to see the delicious typical desserts of this time of year. But let's relax a bit, indulge in the revelry of these festivals and enjoy the pleasures that the most traditional cuisine offers us. We tempt you with 53 fried sweets with which you can celebrate the carnival as it deserves; A day is a day.

Many of the following proposals are typical desserts of our gastronomy, you will also find international recipes and some surprising and little known ones. Come on, let's make a little break in our usual menus and for once let's get carried away by a delicious sweet with the flavor of yesteryear. Surely then we will continue with renewed energy. Which one are you going to decide for?


If there is a special representative of fried sweets, it is undoubtedly the fritters, small portions of dough with a crunchy exterior and a soft interior. This recipe has a very ancient origin, as there is evidence that the Romans already prepared it. The Arabs who lived in the south of the peninsula were the first to start their street vendors, although at that time they were served covered in honey. Definitely a delight for the palate.

  • Fritters

  • Lent fritters

  • Quarkinis or quark cheese fritters

  • Pumpkin Fritters

  • Buñuelos de Águilas

  • Cream-filled wind fritters

  • Favette or Venetian fritters

  • Berlin balls

  • Cinnamon almond fritters or mutzenmandeln

  • Castagnole or Italian fritters

Donuts and donuts

Although we have grouped them under the same heading, a donut, of Spanish origin, has nothing to do with a donut, of American tradition. The origin of donuts, again, we have to look for it in Roman times, so it is a very ancient tradition. At present it is a typical preparation for Holy Week. The origin of the donut is not very clear, but it seems that the hole in the center was formed because the mass in the center was raw.

  • Donuts

  • Chocolate donuts

  • Homer Simpson Donuts

  • Traditional donuts

  • Jam-filled donuts

  • Anis donuts

  • Town donuts


The history of Pestiño dates back to at least the 16th century, although it is probably much older. The first literary reference is found in La Lozana andaluza (1528) by Francisco Delicado, a work in which he is mentioned as part of the protagonist's culinary repertoire. Its size and shape are variable, although it is usually a square of dough with two opposite corners folded towards the center.

  • Andalusian pestiños

  • Pestiños a l'orange

  • Classic pestiños

French toast

Torrija is the sweet star of Holy Week and Lent, although it is also consumed at other festivals or throughout the year, to take advantage of stale bread, such as Asturian "croutons".

In our country, torrija or torreja appears documented in the 15th century, curiously as a dish indicated for the recovery of women in labor. Its preparation admits milk, syrup or wine, and also countless more creative or contemporary variants.

  • Custard French toast

  • Milk torrijas

  • Coconut milk torrijas

  • French toast with honey syrup

  • Vanilla French toast

  • French toast with orange juice

  • Caramelized croissant french toast with fruit

  • Red wine torrija

  • French toast and Baileys

  • French toast with toffee sauce

  • Salted Caramel Glazed French Toast

  • Caramelized French toast

  • Torrijas stuffed with Nutella

  • French toast stuffed with cream cheese

  • Cream torrijas

  • Inverted torrija

  • Vermouth torrijas

  • Horchata torrijas

  • Microwave French toast

  • Express torrijas

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