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.
Yield: 6 Dozens.
- 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.