Bolinhos de Chuva, or Rain Cakes, are a signature treat in Brazilian dessert making. Bolinhos de Chuva are deep fried golden dumplings covered with cinnamon and powdered sugar. They are made without much fuss and only need a couple of simple ingredients like flour, eggs, milk and baking powder. They are perfect for serving with some guests and especially those with a sweet tooth.
*Serves 25-30 Cakes*
2 cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Oil for frying
1) In a bowl, stir the cinnamon into the 1/2 cup of sugar and it set aside.
2) Now mix the flour, salt and 3 tablespoons sugar together in a separate bowl.
3) Stir in the eggs and 1/2 cup buttermilk with a spoon. Add the rest of the buttermilk slowly until the mixture has a very thick consistency. Now stir in the baking powder.
4) In a deep skillet, pour 2 inches of oil and heat to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
5) Now scoop a golf ball sized ball of batter with a spoon and drop it into the oil.
6) Let them cook on by one until golden brown and then place them on a platter with a paper towel to dry.
8) Once done, roll the cakes in the bowl of mixed cinnamon sugar and serve while hot.