Thursday, June 13, 2013



Portuguese doughnuts

  • Ingredients: 
  • 4 cups Flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 ounce package of yeast
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups milk at room temp
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional) 


Mix together your dry ingredients in a very large mixing bowl. 
Beat your eggs in separate bowl then pour into the dry ingredients. Mix together with hands. 
Now pour in the melted butter, milk and vanilla. Continue to mix with hands until dough is smooth.Let rise 1 hour.
While rising, heat your oil to 350 degrees
Now pull off pieces of dough and make round shapes like meatballs in between your palms. 

Drop into oil carefully turning it with a spoon to brown on both sides.

Coat each one with sugar and cinnamon while still warm.

Enjoy with coffee or tea! 


  1. I guess most cultures have some version of this. I will make these, they look really yummy. Thanks for all your great recipes, many take me back to my Mom's kitchen. :)

  2. My Vava made Filhos just like this! Delicious!