Thursday, July 12, 2012

Brazilian Cinnamon Raindrop Doughnuts

Today I would like to share a traditional recipe of one of the best delicatessen from Brazil. This recipe comes from many generations and was passed through the years by our great great grandparents. We called "cinnamon rain doughnuts" (bolinho de chuva) because they have a raindrop shape. As you drop spoonfuls of batter into the oil, little peaks form, which becomes delicious crunchy bits on he outside and amazingly soft on the inside of the doughnut (it makes my mouth watery just by writing it :)). As well as when it rains it is common in Brazil for our grandmothers, or aunties, or mothers to make this delicious doughnuts. I make it quite often at home and we had it today. Although it was a beautiful sunny day in Chicago :))), I still prepared it because it seems the weather will be this awesome for a long time - thank God!!!!! -  and I as craving it!!! My son and husband love it very much, and as every Thursday and Friday I take care of my son's sweet heart friend, she had the chance to have it too. She enjoyed it as well, she said that it was the best cinnamon doughnuts she ever had :)))))!!!! I liked that comment :)))!!!!

It is easy to make and perfect for a snack in the afternoon, it takes just 30 minutes and this recipe prepares around 25 rolls.

The ingredients are:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 cups of flour approximately
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Sugar and cinnamon
  • Vegetable oil to cook the rolls

How to prepare:

  • Preheat the pan with enough oil to make the rolls floating. 
  • Mix all the ingredients until the dough is not too soft, not too hard. The key is to put the flour slowly, not at once, so you can verify when the dough is ready. 
  • When the oil is hot, start putting spoonfuls of dough into the hot oil. Lower the heat to make sure the rolls cook even, and won't be raw inside.
  • Prepare a plate with paper towels to absorb the oil.
  • Prepare another plate with cinnamon and sugar to pass it around the rolls.
  • Then prepare a cup of tea or coffee and ENJOY IT!!!! Its yummy!!!!

Let me know if you like it please :))).

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