Monday, 26 December 2016

Pumpkin dreams

Vegan version of the Portuguese traditional Christmas light and fluffy doughnut like pastries that melt in your mouth!Yummy!
 Serves: 6-8

Pumpkin puree (280 g)
All purpose flour (140 g)
Fresh yeast (5 g)
Orange (juice from 1 orange)
Coconut sugar (25 g)

Coconut sugar and cinnamon for topping
Oil to fry

1) Add the pumpkin, juice, yeast and sugar and mash it (whit your hands) until reaches a smooth and even consistency.
2)  Add the flour and mix it in well. Let it rest for 1 hour.
3) Use a tablespoon and begin to knead the dough into balls for frying. If the dough does not have a strong enough consistency, add some more flour and knead it in accordingly.
4) Pour a 5 cm layer of oil into a frying pan and begin frying the balls. Usually it takes about 1-2 minutes on both sides until they are golden brown.
5) Once they are all done and fried, cover the fried cakes with sugar and cinnamon.
6) Enjoy!