Donuts Recipes

Hawaiian Sugar Donuts

Hawaiian Sugar Donuts

Hawaiian Sugar Donuts

These are a traditional fried donut that are coated in sugar. In Hawaii, they are called “malasadas.” They likely originate with the Portuguese.

Yields: Makes 7 Dozen.


  • 1 package of active yeast (.25 ounce)
  • 1 teaspoon of white sugar
  • ½ cup of warm water (110º F) 6 eggs
  • 6 cups of all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup of butter, melted
  • 1 cup of evaporated milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of salt Oil for frying (about 2 quarts)
  • 2 cups of white sugar (for topping)

Method of Preparation

  • Dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water. Set aside.
  • Beat the eggs in a small bowl until they are thick.
  • Place the flour in a large bowl with a well in the center.
  • Add the yeast, eggs, ½ cup of sugar, milk, 1 cup of water, melted butter, and salt to the well.
  • Beat thoroughly until it forms a soft, smooth dough.
  • Cover, and allow the dough to rise until it has doubled.
  • Heat oil to 375º F.
  • Drop the dough in teaspoon portions into the oil. Fry until they are golden brown.
  • Drain the donuts on paper towels. Allow them to cool slightly.
  • Fill a bag with sugar, and add the donuts to the bag. Shake to coat the donuts with sugar.
  • Serve hot.

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