Bolinho de chuva, translates as rainy day doughnuts, it is one of those recipes that back home we usually you don't look it up, we just make it by heart or make up as you go along. This recipe is the perfect treat on a raining day - so the name Bolinho de Chuva ( rainy day little/mini doughnuts). Wet outside and comfort treat in the house ideal pairing to a cup fo tea or coffee.
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Bolinho de chuva, Brazilian rainy day doughnuts recipe
1 large organic egg
1 tablespoon butter, melted (15g)
1/2 cup of sugar, 90g
1/2 cup of whole milk, 100ml
1 cup of plain/all-purpose flour, 200g
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
pinch of salt
2 teaspoons of baking powder (for cakes)
1L flavourless oil to deep fry
Decoration: powder sugar and grounded cinnamon
1)In a bowl mix 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of butter (melted) and 1/2 cup sugar
Mix well to form a light batter and the sugar has dissolved.
2)add 1/2 cup milk and 1 cup of flour , 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, a pinch of salt and 1 dessert spoon of baking powder.
3)Blend everything very well.
4) Heat the oil in a deep pan to medium heat around 160-180C, drop the batter by teaspoonfuls into the hot oil. Let the nuggets fry for around 4 minutes, max of 4-5 at a time.
5)take them out with a slotted spoon, drain on paper towels
6)coat them in a sugar mixed with cinnamon. Serve immediately.
1) Keep an eye on the hot pan. Don't leave them frying in very high heat oil as it will burn outside and not cook on the inside.
2) a spoonful of chocolate powder too if you want for chocolate flavour
3) You can add any other spice to the batter and sugar sprinkle at the end
4) add a mashed banana to the batter for extra flavour.
5) you can serve with chocolate or salted caramel sauce on the side too.
6) you can add chocolate chips to the filling
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