Hawaiian Doughnuts – Malasadas

Hawaiian Doughnuts (or Malasadas) are one of the all time favorite snacks. If you make these, prepare to rapidly become more popular with all of your friends.


  • 1 package yeast (1 T)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 6 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 quart vegetable oil


  • Dissolve yeast, sugar and water and set aside. Beat eggs.
  • Measure flour into mixing bowl and add salt. Make a well in the flour, pour yeast mixture, eggs and other ingredients.
  • Beat in circular motion until the dough is soft. Cover, let raise until double. Turn dough over but do not punch down. Cover and let raise again.
  • Heat oil to 375 degrees and drop dough by teaspoon full into oil and cook until brown.
  • Shake in brown bag with sugar. Best when hot.


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Hawaiian Doughnuts – Malasadas