1. says:

    June 5, 2015 at 7:50 am

    YAY Cynthia!! Congrats!! Seriously it was NOT a surprise – your food always looks so delicious, how could people NOT vote for you? And these doughnuts – omg. They look delectable with the filling oozing out… Oh my, B2 is a lucky lucky man.

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 8, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      omg I could eat my weight in guava curd, it is SUCH a problem!!!! I’d trade you for those grapefruit lovelies you made last year, though!! They looked in-cred-ible.

  2. says:

    June 5, 2015 at 8:03 am

    damn girl!!!! the donuts are everything I dreamed they would be and yes, I dreamed about them 😛

    you and Andy are too cute and I’m so happy I got to say happy birthday to him in real life 🙂

    lastly, but probably firstly, biggest, biggest congrats!!!! so, so, so well deserved dear!!!! bigggggg hug. I told you i knew it!!!!!!


    • tworedbowls says:

      June 8, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      You are and will always be the sweetest, Steph!!!! I appreciate it more than words <3 Miss you lady!

  3. says:

    June 5, 2015 at 8:37 am

    amazing!! wish i can take a bite out of it! 😉 i still have your hokkaido milk bread as something i want to bake – i always end up getting the ingredients and then never find the time and the milk goes bad x( but it’s still on my to do and i think i may just want to try this out too! these are the times when i wish there were more hours in the day! happy weekend!

  4. says:

    June 5, 2015 at 9:33 am

    These look so delicious and definitely worth the work! And those fillings look beautiful. And last but not least…huge congratulations on your win!! I’m glad to know I voted for a winner 😉

  5. says:

    June 5, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Congratulations, Cynthia! You truly deserve it. Your blog is beautiful and you’re generous with your words and time here. I sometimes wonder how you do it all, especially with the demanding job. You do it with poise and it’s so great that you’ve created this space for yourself that you seem to truly love because of the community it brings. This dish typifies what’s so awesome about your blog. I mean, you made Hawaiian doughnuts!!! With my favorite filling (passion fruit). Keep up the amazing work. It’s a small miracle to be able to balance everything and you do it with grace and poise. xo

  6. themoonblushbaker says:

    June 5, 2015 at 10:48 am

    You are totally deserving of the award. The way you take such care with the recipes, photography and the words of contemporary wisdom are only a few reasons you stand out. I really hope that even with such a busy life, you continue to brighten my day with food!
    For these doughnuts! Love B2 taste! These pillows of deep fry heaven with a tangy creamy filing are the perfect way to finish a meal.

  7. thebakingbird says:

    June 5, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Holy moly, not only do these look absolutely dreamy and I want to eat all of them, your photos are outstanding as usual. Congrats on your well deserved win too!

  8. says:

    June 5, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    yayyyayay congrats miss!

    malasadas are divine. i only had un-filled ones but i think i would like the ones with passionfruit guts best! aaand if you love guava pairing guava jam/paste with cheese is delicious. sounds odd but its like the Brazilian version of membrillo/quince paste + cheese people eat in Spain.

  9. says:

    June 5, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    These look and sounds amazing! I love the idea of tart passion fruit filling and sweet guava with the pillowy donuts…yum. Also, congrats!!

  10. says:

    June 5, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Oh my glob, Cynthia! This is amazing and I kind of really want to eat my screen. Malasadas were always my favorite part of Punahou Carnival (has B2 mentioned this at all??) but I’m thinking they need to start adding guava and lilikoi filling!!

    p.s. Congratulations on winning Saveur’s Most Delicious Food this year!! You totally deserve it, lady! Happy Birthday to B2 as well 🙂

  11. says:

    June 5, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    CON.GRA.TU.LA.TIONS!!!!! Omg what’s happening to us here!! Seriously, we should have a Skype celebration where you bring these donuts, and molly her moose cake, and Steph her chicken wings, and everyone else who’d like to join, and I bring my bottles of waters which I make best. Then we get super drunk and lick each other on the screens!!!

  12. says:

    June 5, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Duuuude I was craving malasadas today and say what?!!! You read my mind too well, and these are stupendously speechlessly beautiful. They look so fluffy and crispy and wow, just so flavorful….and I’m so happy for your recent victory, Cynthia. I think you deserve it so much simply because of your humble and sweet character. But then again, your food IS bombdiggity. 0_0

  13. says:

    June 5, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    AIYAHHHH i love this post for so many reasons … CONGRATS on being the favouritest of readers everywhere!! it’s not just me who loves ya!!! and … 1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY B2!!! 2. HAWAII!!! and therefore 3. LEONARD’S!! and … you sweet sweet woman for mentioning me in this post … sheesh!! XOXO these malasadas, honestly, look insanely good. i feel like i can taste them now. love the lillikoi and guava fillings too… (when Rich and I got married we had a “vintage Hawaiian” themed wedding … i always thought Lillikoi would be the cutest name for a baby girl… hehe)

  14. conniechoi says:

    June 6, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    So well deserved, Cynthia!!! I love TRB so much, and I visit it whenever I need a pick-me-up. <3<3<3 Also, happy birthday to B2!!!!

  15. says:

    June 7, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Wow these look amazing – such a doughnut fan anyway so can’t wait to try this Portuguese masalada version! And guava and passionfruit filings sound absolutely divine. Also congratulations on the Saveur blog awards, totally well-deserved – these masaladas look so delicious I could just about lick my screen!! x

  16. says:

    June 7, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    I have so many things to say, like HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS ANDY (saying it again cause it’s important), and HOMG these malasadas are everything I’d hoped they’d be and more, and thank you for solving my concentrate problem but what I really really really want to say is just WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY. You are amazing and I just knew in my heart of hearts that you’d win. Well deserved!!

  17. says:

    June 8, 2015 at 4:15 am

    huge huge congrats on your saveur win – so, so, so thrilled for you and you deserve it so much! I hope you had a fun weekend celebrating it + B2’s birthday!

  18. says:

    June 8, 2015 at 5:29 am

    B2 is quite lucky, i have to say 🙂 I never heard of Malasadas before but it sure does look stunning. And congrats on the Saveur win, much deserving! Love your work.

  19. says:

    June 8, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Between meeting you and Alana I am now dying to visit Hawaii again! These look bang-a-rang and that B2 is one lucky dude. Congrats on winning this past week Cynthia!! You so deserved it and I was so stoked to meet you!! <3

  20. says:

    June 8, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Gaahh these doughnut photos are just beyond what I can handle. Can we arrange some kind of dessert exchange please?

    Also, massive congrats on the Saveur award! You’re a rockstar!

  21. Sherrie says:

    June 13, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Oh hi, I wish I could STUFF MY FACE WITH THESE!! And why didn’t we spend more time together in New York?? Wah, wah, wah I wish there was more time, xo xo xo !!!

  22. says:

    June 17, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Congratulations on the award! I love coming to your space for food and photography inspiration. Each post is such a beautiful visual story.

    • tworedbowls says:

      November 21, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      Hi Liz! Yes, you can definitely bake them instead of frying, although they won’t taste quite the same — I’d probably shoot for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees, or until puffy and cooked through but still a bit pale. I haven’t tried it with this dough specifically, but I have a baked yeast doughnut recipe here too and I imagine it would be similar. Hope they turn out for you if you try it! Thank you so much for reading!!

  23. Ana says:

    December 17, 2016 at 10:56 am

    I have to say these look amazing! But to me they are not malasadas, they are bolas de berlim. I was born and raised in Portugal and malasadas are only traditional in some regions. However I have not seen them with any filling. These look just like bolas de berlim, with a different filling. Still delicious, I like getting them at the beach or the local farmer/flea market.

    • tworedbowls says:

      December 21, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      Hi Ana, thank you so much for commenting and for your kind words! Yes, I imagine these are somewhat different from the traditional malasadas from Portugal — these are meant to be Hawaii-style malasadas, which were adapted over time from the Portuguese version and are now popular there. But it’s fun to know that there’s still a Portuguese equivalent with fillings!

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