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Celebrate National Donut Day with 5 Latin-style doughnuts (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

Directions:
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