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( Bolinhos de Chuva )

Cinnamon Doughnuts
( Bolinhos de Chuva )

These cinnamon-sprinkled delights are a popular snack for Carnival-goers with a sweet tooth.


2 large eggs
cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
Pinch salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons baking powder
cup milk, warmed slightly to room temperature
Vegetable shortening for deep frying
3 tablespoons cinnamon


Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Makes: 24


In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, ½ cup sugar and salt. Mix well.

While stirring, slowly add flour, cornstarch, baking powder and milk.

Pour 2 to 3 inches of oil into a deep skillet or stockpot. Heat to 350ºF or until a drop of water flicked into the pan jumps out.

Carefully drop several spoonfuls of batter into the oil. Each piece of batter will make a bite-sized doughnut. Fry 3 to 4 minutes or until evenly browned on all sides.

Use a slotted spoon to remove doughnuts from oil and drain on paper towels.

Combine cinnamon and remaining 3 tablespoons sugar in a small bowl. When cool enough to handle, roll each doughnut in cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat and serve warm.

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