Dumplings With Chocolate and Coconut Flakes

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 2 hours
  • 6 servings

This is a twist on the Brazilian “Bolinhos de Chuva”, which are mainly coated with cinnamon. To make ours equally irresistible, flavor the dough with vanilla and lemon and coat the dumplings with milk cocoa and coconut flakes. Now, when you’re done preparing these, seriously ask yourself if you made enough of them.

Ingredients Needed for Dumplings With Chocolate and Coconut Flakes

    For the dough:

    3 yolks
    ⅔ cup sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 teaspoon lemon zest
    ⅓ cup water
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1½ cups of flour
    2 tablespoons of melted butter

    For the coating:

    ⅓ cup sugar
    ⅓ cup cocoa powder
    ⅓ cup milk
    1 cup coconut flakes

How to Make Dumplings With Chocolate and Coconut Flakes

For the dough:
  1. Add the yolks and sugar to a bowl. Beat them until even using the hand mixer.
  2. Add the vanilla extract, lemon zest, and water. Mix more. Add the baking powder and salt in the process.
  3. Add the flour. Mix using your hands until you have a dough. Add the melted butter in the process. Cover with a towel and let it aside for 60 minutes.
For the coating:
  1. Add the sugar and cocoa powder to a bowl and start whisking. Gradually add the milk in the process. Keep whisking until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Start forming balls from the dough. We’ve ended up with 24 of them. Your numbers may vary depending on how big you made the balls.
  3. Fill a deep frying pan halfway with vegetable oil and heat it over medium-high heat. Deep-fry the balls for 4 – 5 minutes, in batches if you need to.
  4. Coat each ball with cocoa mixture and coconut flakes, helping yourself with 2 toothpicks. Serve them on a tray.

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