Farturas are traditional Portuguese doughnuts.
The dough is thin and light and the traditional shape seems to be a spiral. There are references to the spiral being cut up into individual serving lengths after it is fried. Long sections similar to churros are also mentioned as are ridges on the dough also common to churros. Even round shapes are mentioned that are the same as malassadas.
The dough is squeezed out of pastry bags or other means in a spiral directly into the frying oil. Sugar and cinnamon appears to be the most common outer coating.
The Portuguese also have a round fried dessert called a malassada that is produced with thicker dough. It is a common dessert in Hawaii.
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