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Malasadas Recipe

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8 eggs
4 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
2 packets active dry yeast
2 cup warm milk

Canola oil for frying

Put yeast in one cup of the warm milk

Mix flour, salt and sugar - blend well

Pour the milk/yeast mix into a bowl and add 2 1/2 cups of the flour, salt and the sugar. Mix well.

Add remaining warm milk and blend well

Add eggs one at a time, mixing each one in

Add remaining flour and blend

Once everything is blended, cover with a towel and set in a warm place and let the dough rise. For probably one hour. The dough should almost double in size.

To prepare the malasadas: In a deep dutch oven, heat oil to 350 degrees. While the oil is heating up, shape dough into flat round discs, pulling the dough outwards and leaving a small indentation in the center

Place the dough into the oil and fry until browned. Drain on paper towels, then shake in a bag with sugar.


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So what IS a Malasada?

It is a fried type of doughnut, made of small balls of yeast dough and coated with granulated sugar and sometimes cinnamon. The traditional Portuguese malasadas don't contain holes or any type of filling, but some variations do, especially the ones made in Hawaii. Malasadas are often eaten on Mardi Gras - the day before Ash Wednesday.




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