Servings: 84
Active dry yeast 
1 (25 oz) package 
Warm water (110° F/45° C) 
1/4 cup
White sugar 
1 tsp
6 eggs 
1 tsp
Vegetable oil 
2 quarts
White sugar 
2 cups
All-purpose flour 
6 cups
White sugar 
1/2 cup
1/4 cup, melted
Evaporated milk 
1 cup
1 cup
Portuguese Donuts: How to Make Them
15 m
15 m
Ready in:
30 m
  1. In a bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon white sugar in 1/4 cup warm water. Beat eggs until thick in a separate bowl.
  2. Put all-purpose flour in a large bowl. Make a depression in the center. Add yeast, 1/2 cup white sugar, beaten eggs, butter, milk, 1 cup water, and salt into the well. Beat thoroughly. Allow the dough to rise, covered, until doubled.
  3. Heat oil to 375° F (190° C).
  4. Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls into the hot oil. Fry the donuts until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Shake the donuts in a sealable bag of sugar. Enjoy your Portuguese Donuts!