MOM'S Portuguese Malassadas(Dougboys)

Mom's Portuguese Malassadas(dougboys) Recipe

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maria maxey


Growing up in portuguese family and watching my mom,and learning from her since i was a little girl..Learned so much from mom and now teaching my grandchildren.I love cooking all kinds of different foods& deserts.


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3 Hr
10 Min


  • 8 c
    all- purpose flour
  • 4 large
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1 pkg
    dry yeast
  • 4 c
    milk (with a little bit of water mix in )
  • ·
    mazola oil,for deep frying.,or vegt. or canola oil)
  • ·
    and sugar to sprinle over the malassadas

How to Make MOM'S Portuguese Malassadas(Dougboys)


  1. DISSOLVE yeast in 1/2 cup of warm water,and 1 teaspoon of sugar,set it aside,until foamy.

    IN LARGE BOWL mix flour, salt, and sugar.
  2. MAKE A WELL in the flour mixture.
    IN the well ,Add eggs, butter, yeast and ,milk.

    MIX well and knead the dough well.
  3. COVER AND LET IT FOR 2 to 3 hours rise .

    IN a large pot or cast iron dutch deep pan.Heat oil for frying, the doughboys,malassadas)
  4. TAKE a small portions with fingers and gently drop into hot oil.

    DIP hands in milk to avoid sticking to fingers.

    YOU can use a large fork to keep a small holes in the center of the dough ,just keeping the fork and stretch the dough a little in the center.
  5. WHEN brown ,turn to the other side.

    REMOVE with fork,and drain on paper towel.IT makes about 4 dozens. YUMMY

    SPRINKLE with sugar and serve it warm,with a nice cup of ,cold milk or cup tea,or coffee,its great for dunking .
    AFTER it cools a little put in a tight container . ENJOY IT. WE all always did.Thanks Mom for sharing such great memories And we all still learning more everyday. GORETTI MAXEY 1/2/2012

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