These small, fried batter treats are served on Shrove Tuesday. They are delicious dipped in the anise-seasoned syrup. Malasadas can be reheated in the microwave.
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- 1SYRUP: Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, and cook until it becomes a thin syrup approximately 30 minutes.
- 2Keep warm, but do not overcook, as it will crystallize.
- 3MALASADAS: Dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoons sugar in warm water.
- 4Add 3/4 cup flour, and mix well.
- 5Cover, and put in a warm place to rise until bubbles form on top.
- 6Combine eggs, lemon peel, vanilla, 1 tablespoons sugar, salt and cream or evaporated milk, and beat for 5 minutes.
- 7Add yeast, 2 cups flour and mix to a soft batter.
- 8Cover, and put in a warm place for at least 1 hour until doubled in volume.
- 9Heat oil in a heavy saucepan to 325 degrees F.
- 10Drop about 6 small tablespoonfuls of batter into hot oil.
- 11Fry until a light golden colour, turning once.
- 12Remove from oil, and place on absorbent paper.
- 13Continue until all batter is used.
- 14Place drained pancakes in the hot syrup to coat.
- 15Remove from syrup.
- 16Arrange on a platter and serve as soon as possible.
- 17Serves 12.
- 18Terence Da Silva, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
- 19The Great Canadian Feast.
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Nutritional Facts for Malasadas Portuguese Pancakes
Serving Size: 1 (160 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 614.5
- Calories from Fat 366
- Total Fat 40.7 g
- Saturated Fat 6.4 g
- Cholesterol 111.2 mg
- Sodium 51.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 57.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
- Sugars 35.0 g
- Protein 6.5 g
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