Malasadas (The Best Recipe)
Malasadas - sweet, light and fluffy Portuguese donuts. The easiest malasadas recipe ever, fail-proof, delicious, just like Leonard's Bakery in Hawaii.
Servings: 24 malasadas
- 1 packet active dry yeast 1/4 oz. or 2 1/4 teaspoons or 7 g)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 8 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups scalded milk
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 8 large eggs beaten
- oil for frying
- sugar for coating
Dissolve the yeast and the 1 tablespoon of sugar in warm water. In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, sugar and salt and make a well in the center. Add the milk, butter, eggs and yeast mixture.
Beat thoroughly to form a soft and smooth dough. Cover and let rise until doubled in size, about an hour. Heat oil to 350 °F (176 °C).
While the oil is heating up, shape dough into flat round discs, pulling the dough outwards and leaving a small indentation in the center (see picture below).
Place the dough into the oil and fry until browned. Drain on paper towels, then shake in a bag with sugar.
Scalded milk is milk heated to a near boil. It makes the malasadas fluffier and and lighter.
Adapted from: Pinterventures
Serving: 24malasadas | Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g