Queijada de Vila Franca (Cheese Pastry from Vila Franca)

Ingredients: – 260 g of flour – 9 egg yollks – 1 egg white – 1,5 tbsp of salt-free butter – salt – 2 liters of milk – white fresh cheese – 260g of sugar – powder sugar – parchment paper – small pins 1- Put the milk on a stove in the minimum heat and…

Brigadeiros (Chocolate Truffles)

Ingredients: – 1 cup of condensed milk – 70 gr of powdered chocolate – 2 soup spoons of milk – 35 gr of butter – granulated chocolate – vegetable oil 1- Mix the milk, the powdered chocolate and the condensed milk in a pan. Add the butter and cook on low heat. Stir continuously until the…

Beijinhos de Côco (Coconut Kisses)

Ingredients: – 1 can of condensed milk – 125 gr of grated coconut – 2 yolks – grated coconut to decorate 1- Mix the milk and the coconut in a pan. Cook on low heat stiring continuously until detach from the bottom of the pan. 2- Take the pan off of the heat and mix the yolks….

Quindim (Egg Pudding with Coconut)

Ingredients: – 1,5 cups of white sugar – 1 cup of grated fresh coconut – ½ cup of butter – 3 eggs – 9 yolks – 2 soup spoons of milk   1 – Melt the butter without frying.   2 – Mix the eggs and the yolks with the sugar and stir.           …

Cocada (Sweet Coconut Candy)

Ingredients: – 300 gr of grated coconut – 250 gr of sugar – 10 eggs – grated peel of one lemon – 125 gr of melted butter – juice from ½ lemon 1- Whisk very well the sugar with the melted butter, the eggs, the grated lemon peel and the lemon juice. 2- Add the grated coconut and…

Pudim de Queijo (Cheese Pudding)

Ingredients: – 80 gr of buttery cheese – 550 gr of sugar – 2 dl of water – 30 gr of margarine – 15 gr of flour without baking powder – 15 gr of cornstarch – 6 eggs – liquid toffee 1- Cook the sugar and water in a pan until gets thick. Don’t forget to…

Bolo de Farinha de Milho (Cake of Corn Flour)

Ingredients: – 1 soup spoon of butter – 2 soup spoons of sugar – 2 eggs – 1 tea spoon of milk – ½ cup of corn flour – 1,25 cups of wheat flour – 3 tea spoons of baking powder 1- Mix the flours with the baking powder and a pinch of salt and sift it….

Bananas com Leite Condensado (Bananas with Condensed Milk)

Ingredients: – 1 can of condensed milk – grated lemon peel from 1 lemon – 6 mellow bananas – 2 soup spoons of butter – 3 soup spoons of grated coconut – 1 tea spoon of powdered cinnamon – 2 yolks 1- Peel the bananas and cut them. 2- Put them on a recipient that can go…

Pudim de Côco (Coconut Pudding)

Ingredients: – 450 gr of sugar – 125 gr of butter – 1 grated coconut – 15 yolks 1- Whisk the yolks. Then add the grated coconut and the sugar. 2- Grease the cake tin and sprinkle with flour. 3- Put the batter in the cake tin and cook on the kiln until it’s solid.

Bolo de Batata Doce (Sweet Potato Cake)

Ingredients: – 1 kg of sweet potato – 750 gr of sugar – 250 gr of butter – 125 gr of grapes – 8 eggs – 1 bread with 250 gr – 1 powdered big nutmeg – 1 glass of Macieira (brandy) 1- Melt the butter and add the bread cut into small pieces. Add the sugar and the…

Bolo de Castanha de Caju (Cashew Cake)

Ingredients: – 250 gr of sugar – 250 gr of very well smashed cashew – 8 eggs 1- Whisk well the sugar with the yolks until becomes whiter. 2- Add the smashed cashews and at least the beaten eggs white. 3- Grease the cake tin with butter. 4- Put the batter in the cake tin and cook on the…

Doce de Abóbora com Côco (Pumpkin Jam w/ Coconut)

Ingredients: – 0,5 kg of pumpkin – 0,5 kg of sugar – 1 coconut 1- Cook the peeled pumpkin using not too much water. Staunch and filter. 2- Add the sugar and cook it. Stir continuously. 3- When it start to boil add the grated coconut and stir continuously until the jam reach the right point (thick and…

Bolo de Banana (Banana Cake)

Ingredients: – 2 cups of flour – 1,5 cups of sugar – 120 gr of butter – 2 eggs – 1 tea spoon of vanilla – 1 tea spoon of lemon juice – 1 tea spoon of sodium bicarbonate – 1 cup of smashed bananas – 1 cup of curdled milk (done with the lemon)…

Doce de Tomate (Tomato Jam)

Ingredients: – 4 kg of tomato – 2,5 kg of sugar 1- Cut the tomatoes into pieces and keep in a covered pan. 2- On the next day boil slowly for 2 or 3 hours. 3- On the third day add the sugar and boil one more time for 2 or 3 hours. The jam is ready!

Bolo de Ananás (Pineapple Cake)

Ingredients: – 3 eggs – 5 dessert spoons of pineapple syrup – 1 tea spoon of baking powder – 50 gr of canned cherry – 1 cup of sugar – 1 cup of flour – 1 soup spoon of butter – 1 canned pineapple 1- Melt the butter in the cake tin, sprinkle with sugar and…

Ananás com Gengibre (Pineapple w/ Ginger)

Ingredients: – 1 peeled chopped pineapple – 1 tea spoon of grated ginger – 1 orange 1- Sprinkle the pineapple with ginger. 2- Grate the orange peel and sprinkle around the pineapple. 3- Add orange juice over the pineapple. Put in the fridge until get cold and serve.

Maruca à Moçambicana (Mozambican Ling)

Ingredients: – 1 ling – 5 sliced onions – garlic cloves – 1 bay leaf – 500g of tomato – 1 pack of cooking cream – nutmeg to taste – coriander to taste – olive oil – chili to taste 1- Prepare the ling and cut into slices. Spice with salt and wait 30 minutes. 2- Cook…

Sobremesa de Abacate (Avocado Dessert)

Ingredients: – 2 mature avocados – juice of 3 tangerines – sugar – cinnamon 1- Mash up the avocados until become pulp. 2- Add the juice and the sugar. Stir it very well and serve after powder with cinnamon.