As I promised before, here's a recipe for baked tulumbi. I couldn't find  any difference in taste compared to fried homemade tulumbi, this is a healthier alternative and easier, you'll see. When you try this version, I guarantee you'll never fry tulumbi again.

For sherbet:

  • 1 kg of sugar
  • 900 ml water
  • 3 bags of vanilla sugar (30 g totally)
For the dough:
  • 1 l water
  • 600 g flour type 400 - soft
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • a pinch of salt
  • 300 ml of oil
  • 1 baking powder (10 g)

  1. Put to boil water, sugar, a pinch of salt and oil. When it starts boiling, remove from stove and while hot add  flour and the baking powder. 
  2. Mix everything well and allow to cool. 
  3. When cooled, add eggs one by one and mix with a mixer. 
  4. When mixed fine, put dough in a mold for tulumbi and extrude from the mold tulumbi on a baking paper in a pan.
  5. Leave tulumbi to stand for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  6. Preheat oven and bake at 180 C degrees for 30 minutes. DO NOT OPEN OVEN WHILE BAKING.
  7. Prepare sherbet in a meanwhile. Boil sugar, water and vanilla. When sherbet starts to boil, reduce the heat and let it boil  slowly for 15 minutes. 
  8. Pour cooled syrup over cooled tulumbi.
  9. Gently turn tulumbi in on the other side the syrup, and immediately remove with a slatted spoon in a pan. Prepare other tulumbi the same way until you spend all ingredients!