Portuguese Donuts (Malassadas) Recipe
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Dec 4, 2017
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2 1/2 pounds of flour1 cup of sugar1 teaspoon of salt6 eggs3/4 cup of butterZest from 1 lemon2 cups of milkOil to fryTo make the yeast you need:1 1/2 tablespoons of flour1/2 teaspoon of sugar1 1/2 tablespoons of active dry yeast1/2 cup of warm water
- First, prepare the yeast by mixing everything together and set aside.
- Next, heat the milk and butter in a pan until the butter melts.
- In a large bowl, put the eggs, salt, lemon zest and sugar and beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.
- Then, add the milk, butter and mix for half a minute.
- Add the yeast, the flour, mix with your hands and knead.
- Cover for 20 minutes.
- Fold the dough over after 20 minutes and wait until it doubles in size.
- In a deep fryer, heat the oil, take one piece of the dough at a time, stretch it out and fry it until golden brown.
- Once fried, dust it with sugar.
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