Sonhos – Portuguese Choux Pastry Dreams!
July 07, 2016
"Found @ portuguesedinerdotcom (aka Tia Maria's Blog for the Portuguese Foodie). Maria Dias & her daughter (Lisa Dias) are co-authors of TASTE PORTUGAL, 101 EASY PORTUGUESE RECIPES (Volume 1). -- Here's what they had to say: "Sonhos are light & fluffy doughnut-like pastries that melt in your mouth! Generally, they’re served around the Holidays but this popular fried pastry has become a favorite at nearly every Portuguese celebration." If you could see the pic I can see on the recipe page, you'd understand why that's true. Times & yield were not given & were estimated by me, but do not include cooling time. ENJOY!"
- Serving Size: 1 (60.2 g)
- Calories 119.5
- Total Fat - 5.1 g
- Saturated Fat - 2.6 g
- Cholesterol - 74.2 mg
- Sodium - 136.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 13.7 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
- Sugars - 1.1 g
- Protein - 4.3 g
- Calcium - 26.9 mg
- Iron - 0.5 mg
- Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
In a lrg heavy pan, place the water, milk, butter, lemon rind & salt over med-heat & bring to a boil.
Add the flour & stir w/a wooden spoon until the flour becomes a soft dough which turns into a ball shape & separates from the sides of the pan. (This is similar to a basic Choux paste that is used for baking eclairs & cream puffs)
Remove the dough from heat & place in a med bowl. Let the dough cool for a few min. Beat in 1 egg at a time making a smooth batter.
Heat the oil to 365 degrees. Shape the dough into rd doughnuts using 2 lrg tablespoons.
Fry the dough by 4-5 pieces at time until golden brown while keeping the heat at a steady temp.
Pierce the sonhos slightly as they cook. Drain on a new clean brown paper bag or paper towels.
While still hot, roll the sonhos in a mixture of sugar & cinnamon.
Tips & Variations
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