Malasadas are an iconic Hawaii dessert/snack. It’s a plush, eggy, yeast doughnut (usually without a hole in the middle), rolled in lots of sugar and served hot.
What are Malasadas?
Short answer: Hawaii’s doughnuts of choice.
Long answer: Malasadas are yeast doughnuts that came to Hawaii via Portugal. Like all foods/recipes that arrive to Hawaii from another country, the food gets “Hawaii-ized.” We adapted malasadas into our local culture, and today you can find malasadas everywhere from local bakeries, to restaurants/hotels, and school carnivals……