Freshly made Kauai malasadas!
- 1 pkg. dry yeast
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tsp. sugar
- ¼ cup melted butter
- ¼ cup warm water
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup water
- 6 cups flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. lemon extract
Dissolve the yeast and the 1 tsp. sugar in the ¼ cup warm water. In a small bowl, beat the eggs until thick. Put the flour in a large bowl, make well in center. Add the yeast mix into eggs and add lemon extract, sugar, butter, milk, water, and salt. Mix thoroughly to form a soft dough. Cover and let rise until double. In deep fat, drop dough by spoonfuls, fry until brown. Drain and roll in sugar.
I hope that you will enjoy these “Tastes of Hawaii.” This is one of the Plantation Day’s favorites and is also a favorite to visitors to Kauai. Anyone that has been to the K-Mart in Lihue has had an opportunity to buy this yummy treat from the Malasada Lady!
Get your fresh malasadas at the Kauai malasada stand
I’ve heard it said that, “Nature made Hawaii beautiful, but her people made her great.” Hawaii is a wonderful mix of cultures and each of these peoples brought with them their customs and foods. The early plantation days saw these combining cultures creating foods that are unique only to Hawaii.
We thank these early pioneers who planted and nurtured these plantation fields, and created many of these amazing recipes. Because we have this rich Hawaiian heritage, I am going to start a running blog that will feature recipes with a Hawaiian flair. If you love collecting recipes, please check back, so that you can collect your favorites.
These will be recipes I’ve gotten from old Hawaiian cookbooks, and family and friends that have been willing to share their family “secrets.” I’m going to try to limit these recipes to those with ingredients that can be found almost anywhere, so don’t worry, you won’t have to shop for Poi, or other food items that you can only find here in Hawaii!
Collecting and sharing recipes of Hawaii is our hobby, but our passion is helping people with their real estate needs. Hawaii offers some of the most beautiful islands in the world and we believe Kauai has some of the very best real estate available. My sister and I work as a team to help people make their dreams come true. Please contact us with your real estate needs, we are here to assist.
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