By Eddy − On Monday, December 4, 2017, 6 years ago in Dessert Recipes

Ana's Portuguese Malassadas Recipe

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Ana's Portuguese Malassadas Recipe

This Portuguese Malassadas recipe is great, I have eaten these on different occasions and it's one of the best I have tried.

Preparation time 40 min
Cooking Time 30 min
Ready In4 h 10 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings10

Ingredients

3 and 1/4 lbs of all purpose flour (11 and 3/4 cups)1 tablespoon of Crisco (vegetable shortening)6 eggs1 teaspoon of salt1 cup of sugar1/2 stick of butter1 and 1/2 tablespoons of active dry yeast1 lemon, zest2 cups of milk
3 and 1/4 lbs of all purpose flour (11 and 3/4 cups)1 tablespoon of Crisco (vegetable shortening)6 eggs1 teaspoon of salt1 cup of sugar1/2 stick of butter1 and 1/2 tablespoons of active dry yeast1 lemon, zest2 cups of milk
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Preparation

  1. In a pan over medium low heat, add the milk, crisco and the butter and warm it up a little (or until the butter melts).
  2. In a large bowl, add the sugar, eggs and lemon zest, salt and beat for a minute then add the warm milk and beat again.
  3. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 teaspoon of sugar, the yeast, 3 tablespoons of warm water and let the yeast rise.
  4. Add the flour and the yeast to the large bowl, mix and knead very well (about 15 minutes) and cover the bowl well.
  5. Let it rise until doubled the size in a warm place (at least 3 hours).
  6. Grease a working space and place medium sized balls of the dough on it.
  7. Heat a pan with a good amount of oil (about 2 inches).
  8. When the oil is hot, stretch out each ball of dough and lay it in the oil.
  9. When golden brown, remove it from the oil and place it in paper towels.
  10. When they are cold, sprinkle them with sugar and cinnamon.
Recipe Credit: Ana Neve
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Manuela
Manuela
Can i use lard instead of veg shortening?
4 months ago, Tuesday, February 13, 2024
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Eddy
Yes you can.
4 months ago, Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Kathleen Correira
Kathleen Correira
How big, in grams, would each ball be? And how would you get that perfect thumb print to fill with custard or sweet fillings?
6 months ago, Monday, December 18, 2023
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Bruce
Bruce
I cut the recipe in half but I think I lost track of how much flour I used. The dough seemed a bit try my moms was a bit wet and sticky as I remember. My mom used to make these for us as a treat. This is the closest recipe I found to what I remember my mom making although she didn’t put in the lemon neither did I. All and all they cam out pretty good. My wife who never had them thought they were really good. I will definitely make these again. Thanks for sharing.
10 months ago, Sunday, August 6, 2023
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Eddy
Glad to hear they turned out great Bruce, and yes if the flour is off by a bit it will change the consistency.
10 months ago, Sunday, August 6, 2023
Duarte
Duarte
It's sad that I can't eat these anymore. Went Fri 234 to 188. These just have too much fat and sugar and are no longer part of my diet. Sad
10 months ago, Saturday, August 5, 2023
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