Bolinhos de Chuva: Brazilian Cinnamon "Raindrop" Doughnuts

Bolinhos de Chuva: Brazilian Cinnamon "Raindrop" Doughnuts

These delicious little Brazilian doughnuts (Bolinhos De Chuva) are coated with cinnamon sugar.
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  • Serves: 15 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a deep fryer or skillet , heat several inches of vegetable oil to 360 F.
  3. Step 3

    In a small bowl, stir the cinnamon into 1/2 cup sugar and set aside.
  4. Step 4

    In another bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and 3 tablespoons sugar.
  5. Step 5

    Stir in the eggs and 1/2 cup buttermilk with a wooden spoon. Add more buttermilk, slowly, until mixture has the consistency of a very thick cake batter.
  6. Step 6

    Stir in the baking powder.
  7. Step 7

    Using two teaspoons (or a small cookie scoop), scoop a generous teaspoon of batter and carefully drop it into the oil, using the second spoon to help scrape the dough off of the first one.
  8. Step 8

    Repeat with several more teaspoons, but do not overcrowd the doughnuts or they will stick together.
  9. Step 9

    Cook the doughnuts, turning occasionally, until golden brown on all sides.
  10. Step 10

    Remove doughnuts from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain briefly on paper towels.
  11. Step 11

    Roll the doughnuts in the cinnamon sugar while still hot.
  12. Step 12

    Cook the rest of the doughnuts in batches.
  13. Step 13

    Serve and enjoy!