Apparently it was National Doughnut Day on Thursday, and I am sort of like wtf -- wasn't it National Donut Day back in June? I guess we needed two National Doughnut days.They have different spellings, so I don't know, whatever. I think that America is repeating food days, and I am sort of okay with that.
Little fact: the "dictionary-approved" way of spelling these dough-y treats is "doughnut." However, the term "donut" was coined around since the 1800s -- and it's just actually the shortened version of the word. Dunkin' Donuts made the word popular. And hey language is always changing and there ain't nothin' wrong with that.
Doughnuts are awesome, but bolinhos de chuva from Brazil are awesomer. Translated to English, they are called "raindrops" or "rain cakes." They are sort of like doughnuts. They are round golden balls of fried doughnut batter that have a crunchy outside. They are cinnamon-y and made with powdered sugar, and dammit, they're delicious.
Y'all Want A Recipe? I Gotchu.
What You'll Need:
2 cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
How To Make It:
1) In a bowl, mix stir the cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar together. Set aside.
2) Mix the flour, salt, 3 tablespoons of sugar into a separate bowl.
3) With a spoon...stir eggs and 1/2 cup of buttermilk. Slowly add the rest of the buttermilk until it has a thick consistency. Then stir in the baking powder.
4) In a deep skillet, pour in about 2 inches of oil and heat it to about 350 degrees fahrenheit.
5) Scoop up a small golf-sized ball of the batter and place it into the oil. Let them cook one-by-one until they are golden brown. When done, place them on a platter with a papertowel to dry.
6) Once done, roll the balls into the bowl of mixed cinnamon and sugar. Serve. :-)