Hawaiian Malasada

Hawaiian Malasada

These fluffy and sweet donuts are called malasadas. They're treats from Hawaii. (The first time I heard "malasada," I thought it was a person's name! Haha)

Ingredients: 6 donuts

Bread (strong) flour
75 g
Cake flour
50 g
12 g
Dry yeast
3 g
★Condensed milk
50 g
★Egg yolk
Boiling water
amount that adds up to 100 ml when mixed with ★
Frying oil
as needed
Granulated sugar
as needed


1. Break an egg yolk into a measuring cup and add condensed milk and hot water so that the total comes up to 100 ml. Mix well to melt the egg and condensed milk.
2. Put the ingredients into the bread machine in the following order: mixture from Step 1, dry ingredients and dry yeast. Use the dough setting on your bread machine and let it work through the first rising.
3. When the first rising has finished, divide the dough into 6 portions, and round them off. Place the dough seam side down on the parchment paper cut in small sizes. Let dough rise a second time.
4. The dough should be done proofing when it has doubled in size. Heat the frying oil to 170-180℃.
5. Deep fry on both sides for about 2 minutes each until golden brown. Discard the parchment paper when it peels off.
6. Transfer to some paper towels to drain the oil. Sprinkle each warm malasada with sugar and you're done. They are very fluffy while they're still fresh.

Story Behind this Recipe

My husband and I tried to recreate the malasada that was featured in a tv show that was about Hawaii. We were very curious about it and wanted to know how different it is from a deep fried bread and Sata Andagi from Okinawa!

We used Katakuriko instead of corn starch which was used in a cookbook since we didn't have any on hand.

They are very fluffy and delicious!!