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Sonhos (Portuguese Dreams)

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Once you taste these deep-fried puffs,you'll understand why the Portuguese are addicted to them and why the call them "dreams." Sonhos are popular two ways--drizzled with a thin sugar syrup (often flavored with raspberry, strawberry, apricot or orange) or dusted lavishly with cinnamon sugar.


½ cup unsalted butter
1 tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
4 eggs
Vegetable oil or shortening for deep-fat frying (about 2 quarts oil or 2 pounds shortening)
½ cup sugar blend with 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (cinnamon/sugar)

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