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Bolinho de chuva

Bolinho de chuva, roughly translated as "rain scone", is a deep-frying dough sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. It is very popular dessert in Brazil and as its name suggests it is made mostly in rainy days, when it is hard to entertain kids at home. Just like in the television program Sítio do Picapau Amarelo (The Yellow Woodpecker's Ranch) where Aunt Nastasya always made them for Pedrinho, Narizinho and the rag doll Emília, most of Brazilians have good memories about the days spent in our grandmas' home enjoying this delicious desert.

It is a very easy recipe, takes around 30 min to make approx. 30 dough. I hope you enjoy as much as we do!


  • 1 egg

  • 3 soup spoons of sugar

  • 1 cup of self-rising flour

  • 1/2 of cup of milk

  • Oil for deep-fry

  • 1 cup of cinnamon sugar


  1. Mix the egg with sugar.

  2. Slowly add flour and milk in the mixture.

  3. In a deep-fryer or a casserole heat the oil to 180°C

  4. With two soup spoons make portions of the mixture and drip straight in the hot oil.

  5. Fry then for around 2 min or until they reach a golden color like the image.

  6. On a plate (or a bowl) roll the scones in the cinnamon sugar.

  7. Transfer to a serving tray and enjoy with your family or friends.

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