Berliner (Bolaa De Berlim)

*Makes about 12 Bolas*


For the filling:

  • 1 can of sweet condensed milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice

For the dough:

  • 1 oz. yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1.5 cups warm milk
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 6 cups of flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar for covering
  • Vegetable oil for frying


For the filling:

  • In a saucepan mix the milk, egg yolks and butter.
  • Bring to a low heat for about 10 minutes until a smooth and creamy consistency.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla essence and lemon juice. Stir it in well until it is smooth and consistent. Set it aside in a bowl.

For the dough:

  • In a bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in milk.
  • Combine all ingredients except flour and mix well adding the flour gradually until the dough is easily shaped and kneaded.
  • Form medium sized balls and let them rest on a board sprinkled with flour.
  • Cover with a cloth and let it rise for about 1-2 hours.
  • Fry the balls in a deep frying skillet or pot on high eat one by one until they are golden browned. Turn them over as they fry.
  • Once they are done, place them on a platter with paper towels to dry.
  • After they have cooled slightly, cut them in half without dividing them completely.
  • Fill them with the previously prepared cream and sprinkle with the powdered sugar.
  • Serve.

Source: Easy Portuguese Recipes

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