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There are those of us that so look forward to carnival season here….for the food. One of the most common booths is the Malasada booth. A Portuguese doughnut that Hawaii has become well known for at a handful of bakeries around the island.
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time25 mins
Allow To Rise:1 hr
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Hawaiian, Portuguese
Keyword: carnival, food, malasada, portuguese doghnut, hawaii, bakeries
Yield: 6 Dozens.
Author: Deirdre K Todd


  • 1 (.25 oz.) pkg. active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 c. warm water
  • 6 c. all-purpose flour
  • 6 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. butter, melted
  • 1 c. evaporated milk
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • oil for frying
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon


  • In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water; set aside.
  • Place flour in a large mixing bowl; make a well in the center.
  • Add yeast mixture and remaining ingredients.
  • Beat well to form a soft dough.
  • Cover; let rise 1 hour until doubled in size.
  • In a wok or deep fat fryer; heat oil.
  • In a shallow dish; combine sugar and cinnamon; reserve.
  • Using ice cream scoop, drop dough into hot oil; brown on both sides.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Toss in sugar mixture.

How To Serve:

  • Makes 6-7 dozen.