When I heard that today was National Donut Day, I got pretty excited. Of course, I realize that doughnuts aren't necessarily something that we Latinos think of as "our" food but you might be surprised by how many delicious Latin-style doughnuts there really are. So, today, I'm celebrating by making some Latin classics, like churro donuts with dulce de leche glaze, bolinho de chuva (Brazilian doughnuts), buñuelos (Mexican fritters), berlines (Chilean dulce de leche doughnuts) and hojaldas (Colombian dough fritters). They're all irresistible and all a perfect way to indulge today. 

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5 Latin-style Doughnut Recipes

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Bolinho de Chuva, a.k.a. Brazilian doughnuts

Ingredients: 1 cup all purpose flour, 1/2 cup corn starch, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 cup milk, 2 eggs, 4 tbs granulated sugar, Pinch of salt, Oil to deep fry or shortening, Sugar with cinnamon to sprinkle over

In a large bowl, mix in the eggs, sugar and pinch of salt. While mixing with a wood spoon add the flour, corn starch, baking powder and milk until you get a batter similar to cake batter. Preheat the fryer to 350 degrees F, using two table spoons, take a spoon of batter and scrape off the batter into the fryer using the second spoon. Fry about six doughnuts each time until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes, flipping just once for overall browning. (The doughnut will flip by itself). Remove the doughnuts from the oil and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Sprinkle with powdered sugar with cinnamon and serve. Hint: The fryer temperature is very important. If it is too hot, the doughnuts will burn outside and be doughy inside.

recipe courtesy of Cook Brasil

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Irina Gonzalez is a Staff Writer for MamásLatinas. She loves pop culture, social media, photography and, above all, discovering new places. She's also a foodie eating healthy and learning to enjoy exercise.

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