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These heavenly Portuguese lemon fried donuts (rosquinhas fritas de limão) are very easy to make and taste incredible, these are best enjoyed while fresh.
Preparation time:
1 h
Cooking Time:
20 min
Ready In:
1 h 20 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Lemon Fried Donuts Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Lemon Fried Donuts Recipe

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Posted in: Snack Recipes
Sun, Dec 9, 2018
4 out of 5 with 29 ratings
Views: 47494


2 medium sized eggs1/2 cup of granulated sugar3/4 cup of mascarpone cream cheeseJuice and zest of 1 lemon1 teaspoon of baking powder2 and 1/3 cups of flourOil for fryingGranulated sugar for sprinkling * Get Portuguese ingredients & stuff Get Portuguese ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com


  1. In a bowl, beat the eggs and sugar, add the mascarpone cheese, mix well and add the juice and lemon zest.
  2. Slowly incorporate the flour and baking powder and knead so everything is well incorporated.
  3. Let the dough stand covered with a cloth for half an hour at room temperature.
  4. Heat the oil, put the dough on a pastry board and separate the dough into pieces of about 1 ounce each, make rolls with your hands lightly floured, cross them at the ends and continue until the dough is finished.
  5. Fry in hot oil, once they are golden brown, drain them in kitchen paper.
  6. Sprinkle with granulated sugar while they are still warm.
Recipe & Photo Credit: giallozafferano *
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Susan - 4 Weeks ago
What is the yield for this recipe?


About 10 Susan, depending on the size.

4 Weeks ago (+1) (-0)
Shirley - 4 Weeks ago
I must try these. I have fond memories of lemon touched Filoses growing up. But for only one person I'll have to really cut the recipe down.

They are really good Shirley.
4 Weeks ago (+0) (-0)
Paulo - 2 Months ago
I’m confused first set directions is to beat the wet ingredients in a bowl. Then it says KNEAD AGAIN ??? Then slowely add flower and keep kneading until it’s fully incorporated ?? Sounds like it show say BEAT again and not KNEAD ?

Thank you Paulo, I have updated the recipe.
2 Months ago (+0) (-0)

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