‘Bola de Berlim’, also known as a Berliner, is a Portuguese version of a doughnut. It is a very popular Portuguese summer pastry which historically originates in Northern German pastry making. ‘Bola de Berlim’ is typically bigger than their German counterpart and uses an egg yolk based filling instead. The filling in a Bola de Berlim in always visible as the doughnut is sliced into halves. They are made with sweet dough fried in oil with some powdered sugar icing on top.