By Eduardo − On Monday, December 4, 2017, 5 years ago in Dessert Recipes
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Ana's Portuguese Malassadas Recipe

Ana's Portuguese Malassadas Recipe

This Portuguese 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

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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Judy
Judy
Can I use a stand up mixer with the dough hook to knead the dough?? For 15 mins.
4 weeks ago, Saturday, December 31, 2022
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Eduardo
Yes.
4 weeks ago, Saturday, December 31, 2022
Frederick Souza
Frederick Souza
Certain places in the Azores and Madeira make their Malassadas and Sweetbread with Lemon flavoring and others don't. Personally, I don't care for it and would leave it out. It can be replaced with a teaspoon of vanilla if you want.
4 weeks ago, Saturday, December 31, 2022
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Ateuqirne
Ateuqirne
Hi Would like to know how much is on a stick of butter. We don’t have sticks of butter so need to know the weight please Thank you
4 weeks ago, Saturday, December 31, 2022
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Eduardo
Hi, 1/2 stick of butter is 1/4 cup or 57 grams.
4 weeks ago, Saturday, December 31, 2022
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