Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 30 mins

Malasadas is a local treat brought to Hawaii by the Portuguese. Leonard's Bakery served the first malasadas on Shrove Tuesday in 1953. Now, it is an any day treat. This doughnut without a hole is soft, warm and sweet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in warm water; set aside.
  2. Combine flour, salt, and 1/2 cup sugar in a large mixing bowl; make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
  3. Combine yeast mixture with eggs, lemon extract(optional), butter (or margarine), evaporated milk, and water.
  4. Mix thorourghly and add to well.
  5. Combine wet and dry ingredients until the dough comes together.
  6. Knead to form a soft, smooth dough.
  7. Cover; let rise in a warm place until doubled (about 1-1/2 hours).
  8. Punch down; form into balls on a floured surface.
  9. Cover; set aside to rise again (about 30 minutes in a warm place).
  10. Heat oil to 375 degrees; drop dough carefully into hot oil and fry until both sides are golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Coat with sugar or cinnamon sugar and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

I don't have to try this recipe because I am very familiar with it. Definitely an indulgence and not to be eaten every day!!! but what a wonderful excuse to serve on Shrove Tuesday. Thanks for submitting.

waynejohn1234 July 19, 2008