Portuguese Pączki

[recipe servings=”4-6″ time=”50mins” difficulty=”medium” description=”While commonly associated with Hawaii, malasadas are actually Portuguese donuts, which are fried up until golden brown, rolled in sugar or cinnamon-sugar, then sometimes filled with delicious fillings like haupia (coconut pudding), chocolate, or vanilla custard. Light and fluffy on the inside and fried to perfection, if you haven’t had a Portuguese donuts yet, add ’em to the list because they’re a definite must!”] [recipe-ingredients]
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups white sugar
[/recipe-ingredients] [recipe-directions]
  1. Dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in 1/4 cup warm water; set aside.
  2. In small bowl, beat eggs until thick.
  3. Put flour in large bowl, making a well in the center. Into the well add yeast, eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, melted butter, milk, 1 cup water, and salt. Beat thoroughly to form a soft, smooth dough. Cover, let dough rise until doubled.
  4. Heat oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Drop dough by big teaspoonfuls into oil, fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, shake in a bag of sugar to coat, and serve hot.
  5. Optional: add cinnamon to your sugar for coating.
  6. Nutrition Facts (Per Serving): 88 calories; 3.3 g fat; 13.2 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g protein; 16 mg cholesterol; 40 mg sodium.
[/recipe-directions] [/recipe]

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