Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Vegan MoFo V: Malasadas and Haupia


It's Tuesday, so that's when I get my international thug thizzle on.  Technically, this is Hawaiian.  But, I've never heard of it before.

I learned about this wonderful thing while watching Best Thing I Ever Ate.  The Chairman of Iron Chef America, Mark Dacascos, was talking about the best thing he ever had on a road trip.  This recipe comes from the actual location: Leonard's Bakery in Hawaii.

these are basically donuts.  delicious, coconutty donuts.
The only way I changed the recipe was that I reduced the nutmeg to ½ teaspoon (not fresh), and I used a combo of flax and yogurt for the eggs (2 Tbsp flax in ½ cup water and ½ cup yogurt).  Then you let them rise, and fry those bad boys.  Coat in cinnamon sugar and stuff with haupia (recipe is at the bottom), which is a coconut pudding.  Delish.

I'm also gonna try to bake the rest of the batch because I'm a rebel, Dottie.  But these are super easy to make either way.

i'm all up inside ya...much like jazz
I would totally make these again.  They would be perfect for a pajama jam if I ever want to get all House Party 2 up in herre.

Tomorrow, I'm doing something colorful that could also be considered a food memory.  Also, I'm so stupid excited about what I'm doing for Halloween.

Here are some hints:
1. It's a horror movie marathon menu.
2. There will be cake.
3. The movies involve creatures of the night.

21 comments:

Isobelle said...

I swear, my mouth watered as soon as I saw the picture of the one that has it's insides goo-ing. They look so good!

Alicia said...

Oh dear those look amazing! This is my first time hearing of haupia but it sounds delicious and I must confess I love coconut anything.

Mandee said...

I want donuts! Seriously, they look so delicious and the haupia filling sounds yummo.

Andrea said...

I want to know how the baked ones turn out!

celyn said...

I would like one of those things STAT! Is it a zombie movie?

Sarah said...

Those look amazing! Also, I love the chairman, and I love when he shows up randomly, like in Hawaii Five-0

Lizzie Bordello said...

Those look amazing. I'm curious to hear how the baked ones come out - it's not that I'm against frying, I'm just far too lazy for how much work it always seems to turn out to be. :)

Zoa said...

Oh, good lord, I'm gaining weight just looking at your pictures! This looks *to die for*. Guess we'll all have to work out tomorrow. Just a jump to the left...

Rose said...

Oh, these look soo good. Coconut cream, yum! I think you could get a job at that bakery in Hawaii in an instant! They probably could use a good vegan around!

Kittee Bee Berns said...

Coconut Pudding stuffed cinnamon sugar coated donut holes?

You're making us all look bad, Mo.
:-(

xo
kittee

John McDevitt said...

Dear lord those should be in my tummy!

jessy said...

now i'm stupid excited about your Halloween post too, Mo! wheeeeeeeee!

i'd also like to eat all those delcious look'n coconutty donut holes. hellz yeah!

vegtasticvoyage.com said...

You've gotta be fucking kidding! Those have the look of the devil about them--way too inviting.

laceylovesfood said...

Discovering haupia changed my life when it comes to vegan puddings and creamy pies. The method of coconut milk+sugar+cornstarch is genius and always works. I'm so happy you're blogging again. I've missed you!

Bianca said...

So I made Sarah Kramer's baked donut holes last night, and they were a little dry. And I'm wishing they were as good as yours look. :-(

Tiffany said...

I love malasadas! So good. Yours look perfect. I haven't had haupia in years (was never much of a fan when I was a kid), but I really enjoy coconut milk now, so I'll have to give it another try.

Jes said...

HA! Love the Mighty Boosh ref. I totally just watched that episode the other night.

corrinadarling said...

it's belated, but i want these inside me!

Veg-In-Training said...

Whoa! You have taken balls to a very good place.

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Jes, YES! So glad somebody got my Boosh reference.

Monica said...

What is this?! I want some!