Malasadas Portuguese Pancakes

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READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • SYRUP: Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, and cook until it becomes a thin syrup approximately 30 minutes.
  • Keep warm, but do not overcook, as it will crystallize.
  • MALASADAS: Dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoons sugar in warm water.
  • Add 3/4 cup flour, and mix well.
  • Cover, and put in a warm place to rise until bubbles form on top.
  • Combine eggs, lemon peel, vanilla, 1 tablespoons sugar, salt and cream or evaporated milk, and beat for 5 minutes.
  • Add yeast, 2 cups flour and mix to a soft batter.
  • Cover, and put in a warm place for at least 1 hour until doubled in volume.
  • Heat oil in a heavy saucepan to 325 degrees F.
  • Drop about 6 small tablespoonfuls of batter into hot oil.
  • Fry until a light golden colour, turning once.
  • Remove from oil, and place on absorbent paper.
  • Continue until all batter is used.
  • Place drained pancakes in the hot syrup to coat.
  • Remove from syrup.
  • Arrange on a platter and serve as soon as possible.
  • Serves 12.
  • Terence Da Silva, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
  • The Great Canadian Feast.
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