There's nothing better than a little aloha in the morning. I made some malasadas, Portuguese style donuts, the kind I grew up eating on Hawaii, for a coffee morning and for my mother's daycare center, Inana. In Hawaiian, inana means "to come to life or to become healthy again" and is such a fitting name for an elder care center, whose primary utilizers are seniors with some form of dementia or Alzheimer's. The manager of Inana loves Hawaii and constantly plays Hawaiian music at the facility. One staff member regularly visits Hawaii and plays the ukulele for the seniors every so often. My mother truly enjoys her days there and to show our appreciation, I made some malasadas for them.
I used an online recipe that claims it's the Punahou recipe, but the dough was very, very wet, and I couldn't shape them at all.