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Giornata Internazionale delle Famiglie: divertiti con i tuoi bambini!

International Day of Families: have fun with your children!

May 15 is International Day of Families.

Established in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly with the aim of inviting reflection on the changes that this fundamental social component has undergone over the years, the occasion offers the opportunity to spend a special day with family members and especially, for those who have them, with their children.

How so? Here are some ideas!

Ideas for celebrating International Day of Families

Does family represent a set of fundamental values for you? Are your home, your partner, and your children as well as grandparents, uncles and aunts, and other relatives central figures in your life?

We have identified some ways to pay tribute to this important celebration, which is particularly strong in some countries of the world:

  • Have a discussion with your children about what the concept of "family" means to you and to them
  • Think about how the life of a family can be different from one country to another
  • Discuss how roles within a family can differ depending on the cultural context and the family unit to which they belong.

And then we suggest taking part in an activity all together... for example, preparing a great dessert!

International Day of Families: our recipe for a dessert that's so good, you will want to lick the plate!

Here we will demonstrate a light dessert that children really like, and that can be combined with a nice spoon of Nutella: soft donuts with apples!

Discover the ingredients and the recipe, and get ready for a magical moment to spend together with your little ones!

Soft donuts with apples: ingredients for 4 people

  • 200g 00-type flour
  • 1 sachet of yeast
  • 80g sunflower seed oil, or alternatively 100g butter
  • 130g sugar
  • 125g white yogurt
  • 3 medium-sized eggs
  • 2 soft green or yellow apples
  • zest of an unwaxed lemon
  • icing sugar to taste
  • a pinch of salt
  • a jar of Nutella.


Heat the oven to 180°C (356°F). Meanwhile peel the apples and cut them into very thin slices.

In a bowl, combine the sieved flour and a pinch of salt. Break the eggs and separate the yolk and egg white, whisking the egg whites until they form stiff peaks, and keeping them to one side. In another bowl, beat the egg yolks with the sugar and lemon zest, until the mixture reaches a frothy consistency.

Add the oil gradually and then the yogurt. Mix and combine everything with the flour, mixing well with the electric mixer.

Gently mix in the beaten egg whites, proceeding from the bottom upwards. Incorporate the sifted yeast and apples, carefully mixing everything.

Pour the mixture into special donut molds and place in the oven for 25 minutes, making sure that they are well cooked before removing them.

Remove the soft donuts with apples and let them cool.

Garnish with a little icing sugar and set the table with a jar of Nutella: your children will have a blast!

Happy International Day of Families!

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