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.
1 (.25 oz.) pkg. active dry yeast 1 tsp. sugar ¼ c. warm water 6 c. all-purpose flour 6 large eggs, beaten ½ c. sugar ¼ c. butter, melted 1 c. evaporated milk 1 c. water 1 tsp. salt oil for frying ¼ c. sugar ½ 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.
Makes 6-7 dozen.