Sunday, June 27, 2010

Portuguese Fried Donuts - SMALL BATCH

3/4 tsp dry yeast
1 Tablespoons warm water
1/4 cup milk
2 T stick butter
1/4 cup sugar
3& eggs, well beaten
2.5 cups flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water.

Melt butter in Milk.

Add sugar; stir until sugar is dissolved.

Add beaten eggs and yeast mixture. Stir and blend well.

Add flour and mix until all flour is dampened, mix until blended.

If dough is too wet, add a little flour as needed.

Place in greased bowls, cover with a towel and let rise until dough doubles in bulk, usually several hours.

Heat vegetable oil for deep frying to 375 degrees. Keep a deep-fat thermometer in the oil and maintain the heat at 350-375 degrees.

Dip fingers in a bowl of flour as you work, to keep dough from sticking.

Pinch off pieces of dough, stretching it and flattening it; then fry until brown.

Use tongs to remove. Drain on paper towels.

Sprinkle with granulated sugar, cinnamon-sugar, or confectioners sugar. OR

Put the finished product into a paper bag with the sugar and shake, shake, shake.


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