Makes: 16 units

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Level: Easy


  • 3 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons of sugar 
  • 500 g of manioc starch
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Corn oil, for frying


Combine the eggs and sugar and beat thoroughly. Put in the salt and slowly add the manioc starch while mixing, until the dough no longer sticks to your hands and can be properly shaped. Make the donuts and fry them in hot oil until golden. 

IN DETAIL: Typically found in the mountain ridge of Santa Catarina, these donuts originally were fried in lard. The name is shared with another recipe from the region – a baked cake that also uses manioc flour, but is garnished with brown sugar and ground peanuts.