Posted on Sunday, December 9, 2018 in Snack Recipes

Portuguese Lemon Donuts Recipe

These heavenly Portuguese lemon donuts (rosquinhas fritas de limão) are very easy to make and taste incredible, these are best enjoyed while fresh.
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Portuguese Lemon Donuts Recipe


Preparation time1 h
Cooking Time 20 min
Ready In1 h 20 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings10

Ingredients

2 medium sized eggs1/2 cup of granulated sugar3/4 cup of mascarpone cream cheeseJuice and zest of 1 lemon1 teaspoon of baking powder2 and 1/3 cups of flourOil for fryingGranulated sugar for sprinkling
2 medium sized eggs1/2 cup of granulated sugar3/4 cup of mascarpone cream cheeseJuice and zest of 1 lemon1 teaspoon of baking powder2 and 1/3 cups of flourOil for fryingGranulated sugar for sprinkling
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Preparation

  1. In a bowl, beat the eggs and sugar, add the mascarpone cheese, mix well and add the juice and lemon zest.
  2. Slowly incorporate the flour and baking powder and knead so everything is well incorporated.
  3. Let the dough stand covered with a cloth for half an hour at room temperature.
  4. Heat the oil, put the dough on a pastry board and separate the dough into pieces of about 1 ounce each, make rolls with your hands lightly floured, cross them at the ends and continue until the dough is finished.
  5. Fry in hot oil, once they are golden brown, drain them in kitchen paper.
  6. Sprinkle with granulated sugar while they are still warm.
Recipe & Photo Credit: giallozafferano *

Peter
Peter
I have a problem with the cream,it's not easily available or maybe the name given; is unfamiliar. Please elaborate or give an option to it?
1 year ago, Friday, March 31, 2023
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Eddy
Peter, you can just use regular cream cheese, it's what we use as well.
1 year ago, Friday, March 31, 2023
Tiana
Tiana
Can this be done in the air fryer?
2 years ago, Thursday, March 31, 2022
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Eddy
Yes, you should be able to if the dough is firm.
2 years ago, Thursday, March 31, 2022
Susan
Susan
What is the yield for this recipe?
2 years ago, Monday, December 27, 2021
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Eddy

About 10 Susan, depending on the size.


2 years ago, Monday, December 27, 2021
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