Bolinhos de chuva ("doughnuts of rain") is a Brazilian recipe.
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  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 4 tablets of granulated sugar


  • In a medium bowl, mix in the eggs and sugar. Add the milk and flour, while mixing with a spoon, till you get a smooth batter. Finally, add the baking powder and mix a little bit more.
  • Fry the doughnuts in a fryer with preheated oil. Take the batter with a spoon, and scrape off the batter into the fryer.
  • The oil must be enough to cover the bolinhos completely. As soon as their bottom is ok, they are supposed to turn over by themselves - it’s funny. If they don’t do it, give them a hand.
  • Every time you put a new bolinho into the fry, touch the oil with the spoon. It will make easier for the next one to scrape off the spoon.
  • When they are golden brown, take them out of the oil and drain them on a plate with a towel paper. (You can add more sugar on your own, if they are too clear, or flour, if they are too dark.)
  • Depending on their size, you will have between 20 and 30 delicious 'bolinhos'. Serve them with coffee, milk or juice.