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Best Malasada - Final Results and Rankings


Click on a Judge to see their profile. Mouse over each Judge's score to see their comment explaining that score and a score breakdown. A complete list of judge's commentsis located below the results table. Scoring was weighted with Taste=50%, Texture=30% and Presentation=20%.


Rank Name Judge 1
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Average Score Out of 10 Normalized Score
#1 Leonard's Malasadas
7.7Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 8. "Traditional" presentation. Crispy outside appearance, soft inside. Little mushy, but could be due to reheat. Doughy, but not as doughy as A. 8.0 Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 8. They look puffy and lighter in color. I liked the lightness and airiness of the malasadas. Tastes really good warm! :) 8.7Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 9. This looks perfectly round with just the right golden color. Not to sugary. Not too much of a dough taste. Not too thick. Not too airy. 6.1Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 8. Looks more like a "traditional" malasada, IMO. Taste and texture a little more doughy and heavier than A. Second time around-tastes better heated, but 2nd one was raw dough in the middle so that ruined the texture and taste. 8.0Taste 7...Texture 9...Presentation 9. More on the chewy side. Oily aftertaste. A little mushy. 8.2Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 9. Traditional looking. A little dense (chewy). 6.8Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 6. Nice and doughy. I like the cross hatching. 7.64 100%
#2
Agnes' Portuguese Bake Shop
6.1Taste 7...Texture 6...Presentation 4. Overcooked donut appearance. Too doughy, heavy. Not too greasy. Novel taste. 6.2Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 7. Looks dark in color, kinda looks like a sugar donut. Kind of rubbery and has a slight sourish taste. 5.6Taste 7...Texture 5...Presentation 3. Looks more crispy and dark in color. The texture seems thicker than what I'm used to. Not as airy. Not too impressed. Just OK. 8.1Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 6. Looks dark and has a hole in the middle, little off putting. Liked the initial crunch. Texture is nice/crunchy outside but no aftertaste which is good. 9.1Taste 10...Texture 9...Presentation 7. Looks like a donut! Nice, even texture in the middle. 7.3Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 6. More cake like, kinda chewy. Better hot. Looks like a donut. 4.5Taste 5...Texture 4...Presentation 4. Hole in the middle? Slightly hard, slightly heavy. 6.70 87.7%
#3
Champion Malasada
7.1Taste 7...Texture 6...Presentation 9. "Traditional" presentation. Crispy outside appearance. Soft inside (similar to B). Airy. Skin kinda tough, chewy. Little sour. 4.1Taste 4...Texture 3...Presentation 6. Puffy and round looking. Very hard to cut in to. Tangy tasting and very sugary. Taste like they added vinegar. Very chewy and rubbery. 7.7Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 8. This one is even more round, big and puffy. Compared to the last two, this has lots of air. I had a doughy taste afterward. It was tough to cut with the knife, hard to bite it. So much sugar covers it. 7.4Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 9. Looks bigger, puffier and sugar a little more evenly distributed. Texture is chewy. Tastes a little "off" kind of tangy. Tastes better heated (second time). 8.0Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 8. Lots of "air" in the middle. 6.6Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 9. Too much air inside, did not like the dough taste. 5.3Taste 5...Texture 6...Presentation 5. Malasada skin: doughy filling ratio too high (skin>filling). 6.60 86.4%

Judge's Comments


 

#1 Leonard's Malasada

Judge 1 - Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 8. "Traditional" presentation. Crispy outside appearance, soft inside. Little mushy, but could be due to reheat. Doughy, but not as doughy as A.

Judge 2 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 8. They look puffy and lighter in color. I liked the lightness and airiness of the malasadas. Tastes really good warm! :)

Judge 3 - Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 9. This looks perfectly round with just the right golden color. Not to sugary. Not too much of a dough taste. Not too thick. Not too airy.

Judge 4 - Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 8. Looks more like a "traditional" malasada, IMO. Taste and texture a little more doughy and heavier than A. Second time around-tastes better heated, but 2nd one was raw dough in the middle so that ruined the texture and taste.

Judge 5 - Taste 7...Texture 9...Presentation 9. More on the chewy side. Oily aftertaste. A little mushy.

Judge 6 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 9. Traditional looking. A little dense (chewy).

Judge 7 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 6. Nice and doughy. I like the cross hatching.

#2 Agnes' Portuguese Bake Shop

Judge 1 - Taste 7...Texture 6...Presentation 4. Overcooked donut appearance. Too doughy, heavy. Not too greasy. Novel taste.

Judge 2 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 7. Looks dark in color, kinda looks like a sugar donut. Kind of rubbery and has a slight sourish taste.

Judge 3 - Taste 7...Texture 5...Presentation 3. Looks more crispy and dark in color. The texture seems thicker than what I'm used to. Not as airy. Not too impressed. Just OK.

Judge 4 - Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 6. Looks dark and has a hole in the middle, little off putting. Liked the initial crunch. Texture is nice/crunchy outside but no aftertaste which is good.

Judge 5 - Taste 10...Texture 9...Presentation 7. Looks like a donut! Nice, even texture in the middle.

Judge 6 - Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 6. More cake like, kinda chewy. Better hot. Looks like a donut.

Judge 7 - Taste 5...Texture 4...Presentation 4. Hole in the middle? Slightly hard, slightly heavy.

#3 Champion Malasada

Judge 1 - Taste 7...Texture 6...Presentation 9. "Traditional" presentation. Crispy outside appearance. Soft inside (similar to B). Airy. Skin kinda tough, chewy. Little sour.

Judge 2 - Taste 4...Texture 3...Presentation 6. Puffy and round looking. Very hard to cut in to. Tangy tasting and very sugary. Taste like they added vinegar. Very chewy and rubbery.

Judge 3 - Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 8. This one is even more round, big and puffy. Compared to the last two, this has lots of air. I had a doughy taste afterward. It was tough to cut with the knife, hard to bite it. So much sugar covers it.

Judge 4 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 9. Looks bigger, puffier and sugar a little more evenly distributed. Texture is chewy. Tastes a little "off" kind of tangy. Tastes better heated (second time).

Judge 5 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 8. Lots of "air" in the middle.

Judge 6 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 9. Too much air inside, did not like the dough taste.

Judge 7 - Taste 5...Texture 6...Presentation 5. Malasada skin: doughy filling ratio too high (skin>filling).