Thursday, November 18, 2010

Malasadas!

Addictive malasadas
Thanks to this delish post by Kat (and a comment by Rowena:)), I've been crazily craving malasadas - that addictive, hole-less sugary donut brought to Hawaii by the Portuguese in the 1800s.

Malasadas are crispy outside, gooey inside - so lovely when fresh.

In Hawaii, they're synonomous with old-school Leonard's Bakery.
Hawaii's malasadas - the Portuguese treat I couldn't find in Portugal
Embarrassingly, I visited Portugal so excited to eat malasadas (like going to Japan for sushi!) - but no one knew about it! A Lisbon resident explained maybe it was unique to Madeira Island. (He also said 'malasadas' meant 'badly-cooked' - so I went around Portugal asking for a badly-cooked thing to eat!)

63 comments:

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Those look delicious!!! And how funny that you were asking for badly cooked food. haha

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Jelly donuts? They remind me of the Jewish Hanukkah dessert sufganiyot (transliteration for that!)

K and S said...

my favorite is actually Champion malasadas, have you tried them? not as oily as Leonard's :)

Signe said...

Hihi, such a fun story!
But they sure look delicious and lot bit like the Dutch 'Olliebollen' so if you go to Holland and ask for that I bet you won't be disappointed :)

They also come with banana on the inside -- sooo good!

Zondra Art said...

Looks very nice nad taste!

justine said...

can you eat them without licking your lips!

My name is Renée. said...

That looks like heaven!!!!!!

Krystal said...

this totally hit me at breakfast time, yum!

Ginta said...

Oh my, it looks so good! Now I need to sate my donut craving! :)
And the story is funny. :)

Croatian_Latina said...

I haven't had breakfast yet! this is torture>LOL ,,how delicious they look. that's funny maybe the translation got lost along the way?
we have something similar here in Croatia called Krafna. we have chocolate filling, marmalade, and vanilla pudding filling!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Imagine myself eating them~ warm!
drooling here!!

zizi bloom said...

those looks so yummy!!!

www.zizibloom.blogspot.com

Rowena... said...

Just cut it out with this home stuff will you? Seriously, I am going insane here with this gray, cold, sad, yucky, blah weather, and so WISH that I could have gone home for the weekend. Little sis is getting married in Maui but we just could not make it out there. :(((((

Stacey said...

I could bite into one of these right now! Yum, yum! XX

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Just woke up, haven't eaten and now I'll be thinking about these all day. Of course have no plans of visiting Hawaii again so it appears we are out of luck. Hilarious you couldn't find them in Portugal!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh wow I never had these! They look delicious! Will definitely have to give them a try next time I'm there :)

Happy Thursday, honey! xoxo

Hollie said...

thats hilarious

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I didn't even think about it, but yes that's the translation! They look divine!

Jeannie said...

You are so funny! THe donuts look to die for so they can't be badly cooked huh

Nicole said...

Oh my dear! I've had these before and they were soo delicious! Your story of your malasadas search is too funny!

Brandi said...

These sound and look incredible! I'm such a doughnut addict and my only disappointment is that I think finding these in my area is going to be hard. I'll give it a try anyways. And maybe I'll make my own.

Dancing Branflake said...

Leonards on Oahu are the best! I love them filled, not filled, and warm from the fryer!

Collette Osuna said...

Seriously...hand them over!!!! I swear, I think Im gaining weight just VISITING your blog, lol...love the pics!

Stop by and say Hello♥

Statements in Fashion Blog♥

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Malasadas are definitely delicious!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Just had to pop back over and say - re: your comment on my post, chocolate and orange is one of my fav' combinations. I will now have to go find that bar. My tastebuds thank you and my hips do not.

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

I am sure happy these donuts are far from me know... they look delicious......!!!!!
Thank you Jude, by the way, I LOVE your comments!!!

Shoe Splurge said...

I've always wanted to try these!!!!!!

they look so delicious!

http://shoesplurge.blogspot.com

Fräulein Klein said...

So delicious as always on your blog!
Now , I´m hungry!!!!
Have a great day,
Yvonne

Inez said...

So yummy!
What a funny name, in the Netherlands we call them 'oliebollen'. I know a really weared name too :)
xx

lisa said...

Too funny!!
I've never heard of these, but they sure look wonderful. Almost looks like our version of a jelly doughnut, but richer looking. Cannot possibly be anything "bad" about them, other than the fact that I'd probably have to run a marathon to burn off the calories of just one
:-)

Have a great day Jude!

lisa.

Annie said...

too cute that you were going around asking for badly-cooked things..lol These look INCREDIBLE, especially when eaten super fresh! Never heard of them before this post - so fun! :) xo

TOPCOAT said...

These look exactly like "Sofganiot" (but without the jelly) which are basically Kosher jelly doughnuts, traditionally eaten during Hanukkah. I am currently in Israel and these are EVERYWHERE since Hanukkah is coming up real soon!

Your story of what happened in Portugal is actually really funny, thanks for sharing and hope all is well! xxxx

Kristin said...

Ummmmmm, how can I get one of those STAT? HA!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh my gosh those look AMAZING!

The Breakfast Lover said...

OooooH! now i am rally sufering cause i wanna eat one of those!!!

bicocacolors said...

Jude these are delicious but calorie bomb!
now I'm hungry too!

HitomiNeko said...

yummy ooo u made me super hungry now X_X

xoxo hitomineko xoxo
http://hitomineko-hn.blogspot.com/

Rosie said...

Ooooh, Jude, that looks so delicious!!! Why do I always check your blog BEFORE eating! Sigh...

HitomiNeko said...

eeeee u made me so hungry!

xoxo hitomineko xoxo http://hitomineko-hn.blogspot.com/

Jude said...

Thanks so much for your comments!
@Kat - my sis and mum are Champion malasada fans! :)
@Ren, Signe, Topcoat, Inez - I loved learning about the different donuts, so awesome :)

dotblogg said...

hey Jude! you should come to Poland -they are everywhere here- we call them pączki (which sounds like pounchkey). Originally they are made of yeast dough and filled with jam (or pudding, or chocolate)after frying them in the pot full of oil (they are so fat that I'm usually able to eat only one donut..)

yours look awesome!
regards
Just

Isabel said...

thats funny that you couldnt find them in portugal..they look delicious!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oh my, how I wish I could reach in my screen right now! Love to you, Jude! xxxx

vintch said...

Oh my word! It's like a Krispy Kreme doughnut but BETTER! Lovely, delicous post:) Your blog is a new favorite!

this free bird said...

I kind of want one...immediately! DEATH TO THE DIET!!

xo,
carrie

20 York Street said...

We have a very similar dessert growing up and its usually in a long oval shape a la eclair but I'll settle for these - any shape!

They'd be soo good with tsokolate or nice latte!

besos,

ML
Come say Bonjour at:

20 YORK STREET

Vicky K. said...

oh yummy!!

Vicky
(new post: Impressions | 18112010 & follow me)

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohh I would love one right now...Can you pass me one? hahah:)
Have a great afternoon, my dear
Kisses

K and S said...

I googled...Agnes Bake Shop, they have some good stuff there, especially a bread pudding...will have to try to get out that way to try their malasadas!

the chirpy bird said...

I mean that's just plain cruel! look at those things!!! Why on earth did i have to discover that right as I was starting to get hungry! Delish!
xo tash

the runaway romantique said...

:O I've never tried these but now I want to! are they like the new orleans' beignets? I'm hungry now :(

- the runaway

the southern hostess said...

Oh my goodness! Now I want to try them.

Meghan said...

oh goodness, I haven't had one but heard they are so yummy. I have yet to go the Leonard's! I wanted to last time but just ran out of time. Next time for sure!

Vinda Sonata said...

the first pic really makes me hungry, jude.
awesome post as always.
your blog's always so fresh and fun!!

abigail said...

so funny!
but now it's 1am and I'm hungry!

thingsIlove said...

Yummy!! *Send* one to me please!

Stacy said...

love it, so perfect

http://fashionhandglide.blogspot.com

karen said...

I've been craving donuts for a while now. Usually it happens as I'm passing a particular donut shop--on my walk home from yoga. I try not to give into temptation, but, well...mmm...donuts...

heather yalin said...

This is SOOO funny! They look delicious, but I couldn't get the mal asada meaning out of my head. I started to wonder: what were they were *trying* to make when these little scrumptious donutty things were discovered.

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

I don't like commercial donuts, but I love the ones my grandma made, and they looked a lot like what you called "malasadas"! She also added lemon peel and a little grappa to the dough, so it was absolutely lovely.

These look delicious too, I'd love to try them! If you find a recipe, please share it for those of us who cannot go get them at Leonard's Bakery ;-)

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

First time I'm hearing about malasadas!

pearls said...

i grew up in hawaii, just looking at that box from Leonard's is making my mouth water... MMMM... so GOOD.

Oh, My Darling said...

Dee-licious!

Related Posts with Thumbnails