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This Azores style recipe for Portuguese donuts (malassadas) from D. Leonor Santos is incredible.
Preparation time:
2 h
Cooking Time:
35 min
Ready In:
2 h 35 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Donuts (Malassadas) Recipe

Portuguese Donuts (Malassadas) Recipe

Posted in: Snacks
Dec 4, 2017
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2 1/2 pounds of flour1 cup of sugar1 teaspoon of salt6 eggs3/4 cup of butter1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon extract2 cups of milkOil to fryTo make the yeast you need:1 1/2 tablespoons of flour1/2 teaspoon of sugar1 1/2 tablespoons of instant yeast1/2 cup of warm water Get these ingredients & more Get ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com


  1. First, make the yeast by mixing everything together and set aside.
  2. Next, heat the milk and butter in a pan until the butter melts.
  3. In a large bowl, put the eggs, salt, lemon extract and sugar and beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.
  4. Then, add the milk, butter and mix for half a minute.
  5. Add the yeast, the flour, mix with your hands and knead.
  6. Cover for 20 minutes.
  7. Fold the dough over after 20 minutes and wait until it doubles in size.
  8. 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.
  9. Once fried, dust it with sugar.
Recipe & Photo Credit: D. Leonor Santos *
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