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  1. Malasadas…Delicious Donuts

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    February 16, 2014 by Emily

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    Snow. Have you heard there’s snow on the east coast? Everyone seems to be freaking out..all I know is, I have had A LOT of days off from school.

    So, I do this thing. When It’s snowing, I deep fry dough, then roll it in sugar. Then I sit and binge watch old TV shows while eating them and singing “I’m not teaching 8th graders, I’m not teaching 8th graders!” 

    And If you haven’t heard, the east coast is being pummeled with snow. So there have been a lot of donuts.

    These are currently my favorite.

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    Malasadas are a portuguese confection thats also very popular in Hawaii. They are a little denser than regular donut shop goodness and also have a wee bit more oomph and base flavor due to the addition of eggs, and other delicious things.

    What You’ll Need:

    Makes 2 dozen doughnuts

    1 tbsp. active dry yeast
    1½ cups sugar
    3 eggs
    2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
    1  cup milk
    1 tsp. Vanilla extract
    2 tsp cinnamon
    ¼ tsp.  salt
    4 cups sifted flour
    Canola or Peanut oil, for frying

    Method:

    1. Combine yeast, 1 tsp. sugar, and 2 tbsp. water heated to 110° (warm to the touch) in a bowl; let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes; set aside.

    2.Beat eggs in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until fluffy. Add yeast mixture, ½ cup sugar, butter, vanilla, 1 tsp. cinnamon and salt; mix until combined.

    3.With the motor running, slowly add flour; beat until dough is smooth.

    4.Transfer to a lightly greased bowl and cover loosely with plastic wrap; set in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1½ hours.

    5. On a floured surface, roll dough into a rectangle about ½″ thick.

    malasadas4 this is a very loose dough, please don’t under flour your work surface, you will be so sad if it sticks!

    6. Using a knife, cut dough into 3″ squares.

    7. Place on floured parchment or waxed paper lined baking sheets, a inch of so apart; cover loosely with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

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    8. Place remaining sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl; set aside.

    9.Heat 2″ oil in a 6-qt. saucepan until a deep-fry or candy thermometer reaches the 350-375° range.

    10- Working in batches of 3-4, place donuts in oil, frying for about 1 1/2 minutes per side, or until puffed and golden brown.

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    11- Transfer to a baking sheet with a wire rack; let cool completely, then toss with sugar.

    These are best the day your fry them up, and this recipe feeds a crowd! so feel free to half the recipe….or eat them all on your day off (I won’t judge you, pinky swear)

     


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