April 03, 2013

Fried cake bites

Those cake bites are famous on every Brazilian grandma's kitchen.

servings: 30 cakes
time: 30 minutes

1 large egg
5 tbs. sugar
1 pinch salt
1 cup milk
1 tbs. baking powder
1 ¼ cup all purpose flour, approximately
oil to fry
sugar a cinnamon to sprinkle on top

1 – Put the egg in a large bowl and mix well using a fork or a whisk. Add sugar and salt.
2 – Gradually, add the milk, stirring constantly.
3 – Add the flour slowly, mixing mixing until the dough is firm.
4 – Combine the baking powder and stir gently.
5 – Let the dough rest for 10 minutes with the bowl covered with a cloth.
6 – Using medium ice cream scoop, take small amounts of mass and drop over the hot oil.
7 – Fry until the cake is golden on all sides.
8 – Put on paper towel to remove excess oil and sprinkle sugar and cinnamon.

Tips and Options
  • Add a piece of banana to fill the cakes before frying.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge (chocolate, strawberry or caramel).

Original recipe (in Portuguese):
Bolinho de Chuva.

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