These Vegan Malasadas are a traditional Portuguese fried doughnut that's sweet, light, and fluffy. This easy homemade recipe is the perfect Azorean dessert rolled in sugar.
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Rise Time 1hour30minutes
Author Two Market Girls
4g(1 tsp) white sugar
9g(1 tbsp) quick rise yeast
60mL(¼ cup) warm water
720g(6 cups) all-purpose flour
100g(½ cup) white sugar
141g(10 tbsp) vegan butter
180mL(¾ cup) aquafaba
1g(1 tsp) salt
240mL(1 cup) non-dairy milk
vegetable oilfor frying
60mL(¼ cup) non-dairy milkfor dipping
400g(2 cups) white sugarfor coating
Proof the yeast by combining warm water with quick rise yeast and 1 tsp white sugar. Set aside.
To make the dough, warm vegan butter with non-dairy milk until warmed through but not boiling.
In a stand mixer beat aquafaba with white sugar, lemon zest, and salt for 2-3 minutes or until foamy. Slowly add in the warmed milk as it mixes after about 1-2 minutes.
To a large bowl add the aquafaba mixture, proofed yeast and all-purpose flour. Using your hands mix and knead together until a dough forms. Knead until a smooth dough forms.
Cover with a kitchen towel and allow the dough to rise for 30 minutes.
Dip hands in slightly warm water and knead the dough for about 30-60 seconds. Cover with a towel and let rise at least another 60 minutes.
Heat 1-2 inches of vegetable oil in a deep cast iron pan to 350F.
Dip your hands in milk and tear a golf ball sized piece of dough and stretch it into a disk as much as you can without tearing it. Place in the heated oil and fry for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown on either side. Repeat for all the dough.
Toss finished malasadas in the white sugar and serve.