By Eddy − On Monday, December 4, 2017, 4 years ago in Dessert Recipes
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Ana's Portuguese Malassadas (Donuts) Recipe

This Portuguese Donuts (Malassadas) recipe is great, I have eaten these on different occasions and it's one of the best I have tried.
Preparation time 40 min
Cooking Time 30 min
Ready In4 h 10 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings10
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This Portuguese Donuts (Malassadas) recipe is great, I have eaten these on different occasions and it's one of the best I have tried.
Ingredients
3 and 1/4 lbs of all purpose flour (11 and 3/4 cups)1 tablespoon of Crisco (vegetable shortening)6 eggs1 teaspoon of salt1 cup of sugar1/2 stick of butter1 and 1/2 tablespoons of active dry yeast1 lemon, zest2 cups of milk
3 and 1/4 lbs of all purpose flour (11 and 3/4 cups)1 tablespoon of Crisco (vegetable shortening)6 eggs1 teaspoon of salt1 cup of sugar1/2 stick of butter1 and 1/2 tablespoons of active dry yeast1 lemon, zest2 cups of milk
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Directions
  1. In a pan over medium low heat, add the milk, crisco and the butter and warm it up a little (or until the butter melts).
  2. In a large bowl, add the sugar, eggs and lemon zest, salt and beat for a minute then add the warm milk and beat again.
  3. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 teaspoon of sugar, the yeast, 3 tablespoons of warm water and let the yeast rise.
  4. Add the flour and the yeast to the large bowl, mix and knead very well (about 15 minutes) and cover the bowl well.
  5. Let it rise until doubled the size in a warm place (at least 3 hours).
  6. Grease a working space and place medium sized balls of the dough on it.
  7. Heat a pan with a good amount of oil (about 2 inches).
  8. When the oil is hot, stretch out each ball of dough and lay it in the oil.
  9. When golden brown, remove it from the oil and place it in paper towels.
  10. When they are cold, sprinkle them with sugar and cinnamon.
Recipe Credit: Ana Neve
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Comments
JoAnn correia
JoAnn correia
This is the malassadas recipe I was looking for. Thanks !!!
4 months ago, Monday, April 11, 2022
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Eddy
Great to hear JoAnn. 😊
4 months ago, Monday, April 11, 2022
Brenda Wright
Brenda Wright
Can you divide this .As it's only my husband and myself. I lost the recipe I had for this but so glad I have it back. Thank you.
4 months ago, Sunday, March 27, 2022
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Eddy
Yes you can Brenda, try half of everything, hope that helps.
4 months ago, Sunday, March 27, 2022
Sue
Sue
I didn't like them they were dry and looked nothing like yours. Also to much lemon . yours were yellow inside and looked moist
5 months ago, Monday, March 7, 2022
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