A donut is a type of sweet, fried pastry that is popular in many parts of the world. It is typically made by mixing flour, sugar, and other ingredients to form a dough, which is then shaped into a circular or ring-like shape and fried until it is cooked through and golden brown. Donuts are often served with a variety of toppings, such as glaze, sprinkles, or chocolate, and they may be filled with cream, jam, or other sweet fillings. They are a popular breakfast food and snack, and they can be found at bakeries, coffee shops, and other food establishments. Donuts come in many different flavors and varieties, and they can be enjoyed by people of all ages.