Oh, Dough! Kiss Your Diet Goodbye With These Mouthwatering Mini Raspberry-Filled Malasadas
One minute I'm scrolling on Facebook, the next I'm drooling all over my keyboard.
I stumbled across a photo of what I thought were homemade jelly donut munchkins until I read the words "mini malasadas."
These bad boys were stuffed with a raspberry filling.
No sooner did I like and share the post than I was on the phone with Susie Amaral, owner of Alianca Restaurant in New Bedford's South End.
"I've been dying to try something like this for a while," Amaral said. "Sometimes I see certain things that are appealing and need to try it out, give it a test, and see if I can make something out of it. It's the perfect season for something like this."
These limited-time decadent desserts are comparable to the size of a munchkin donut, just a little bigger.
"We roll them up then stuff raspberry jam in them and deep-fry them," Amaral said. "As soon as they are pulled from the oil, we pour some sugar over it while it's still hot. I like turning American foods and dishes and giving them some Portuguese flair. It's definitely a unique idea."
In the summer, Amaral has been known to take full-sized malasadas (sugary fried dough for those of you who have never had the pleasure) and create strawberry shortcake out of them. Topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and fresh strawberries, it's the perfect treat to cool down in the hot weather.
These little malasadas are so fresh and new, but I'm already predicting they'll be sold out within a day or two.
"We haven't sold anything yet. Today's the first official day we're offering it to the public," Amaral said. "It's a tester, so we hope people like them."
Keep in mind that these mouthwatering mini treats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis so get them while they're hot and while they last. You've been warned.