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Celebrating the Olympics with a Brazilian Inspired Dish


  • 325g plain flour
  • 30 g caster sugar
  • Plus extra for dusting 60 ml (don’t be afraid to mix it up with assorted sugar and spices to note below
  • (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • Vegetable oil, for deep-frying


  • Combine flour, sugar and a pinch of salt in an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
  • Bring oil and 450ml water to the boil in a saucepan over high heat, then, with the motor running on low speed, gradually add to flour until all incorporated. Increase speed to high and beat until a very smooth dough forms (2-3 minutes). Transfer dough to a piping bag fitted with a 1.5cm star nozzle and push down to remove any air bubbles in the bag. Refrigerate to rest for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or deep saucepan to 180C. Working in batches of 3-4, pipe lengths of mixture (about 15cm-20cm) into hot oil, cutting off dough with scissors (be careful, hot oil will spit). Deep-fry, turning occasionally, until golden (3-5 minutes), then remove and drain on paper towels. Toss in caster sugar, shaking off excess,

Serve with warm Dulce Leche or warm chocolate sauce


Combine sugar with ground ginger and coriander