For Breakfast On The Go, Try Portuguese Donuts

Portuguese donuts are great for breakfast on the go. They are bite size and sweet. The kids love them. These quick bites are also known as Malassadas among the Portuguese community. They are the second biggest ethnic group represented on the island.


  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 package of dry yeast
  • 2 ½ tsp salt
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 cups flour
  • 125g butter
  • 1 ¼ cup milk
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • Castor sugar for coating donuts


Heat up milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Stir in the sugar, butter and remove from the heat.

Sprinkle on the yeast and let stand for 5 minutes to cool.

In a large bowl, combine the milk mixture with the beaten eggs.

In another bowl mix the instant yeast in to the flour. Gradually add the flour and yeast mixture into the egg mix and beat until stiff.

Move the dough to a floured board and knead until smooth and elastic.

Form dough into a ball and place in bowl coated with oil.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place until it is double in size, approximately 2 hours.

In a deep pot, heat the oil to medium heat. Break off golf ball sized pieces of the dough. Stretch to a round shape and fry in batches until golden brown.

When cooked sprinkle Castor sugar coating each donut ball.

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