Malasadas--5 cups flour, 3 eggs, 1/4 cup sugar, 3/4 tsp salt, 1/2 stick margarine (melted), 1 yeast, 1 1/2 cups warm milk
All ingredients should be at room temp. Disolve yeast in very warm water (set aside) Beat
eggs, add sugar and salt and beat well. Add into egg mixture flour alternating with warm milk. Beat then knead then add yeast (still alternating with flour) Then add melted butter. Knead until light and dough comes off your hands. If it is to dry add a little warm water until its elastic like. Cover well and put in oven.(Let rise for 1 1/2 to 2 hours) Heat your oil , make sure it is not to hot. Put a little oil in a bowl, oil fingers. take a piece of dough and stretch it, then put it in hot oil. When it gets brown on one side turn over. Never keep turning over. Just turn over once. Place fried dough onh open brown bag. Make sure you drain before putting in bag. When cool add sugar. Regular or powedered.
I recently moved back to DC after four years in Hawaii - for nostalgia's sake, I'll be interested to see if you get any replies.
I think you'd be hard-pressed to make them at home unless you are comfortable deep-frying. But honestly, is there really much difference from a donut, other than the shape? Not to my taste buds.