Sericaia ‘Portuguese sweet’

2014-12-06
  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 50m
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The sericaia is a typical Portuguese sweet greatly appreciated in Portugal. Get to know our recipe and delight yourself.

Units: Metric / (Units: US)

Ingredients

  • 350 ml / (1 1/2 cups) milk
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • 125 grams / (4 1/2 ounces) sugar
  • 75 grams / (2 2/3 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • Cinnamon (enough to cover completely the sweet)

    Directions

    Step 1


    1. Place the milk, sugar and the flour in a saucepan. Whisk together and cook over medium heat. Add the lemon zest and stir until the cream thicken. Turn off the heat, place the mixture in a large bowl and allow to cool until lukewarm (cover the bowl with cling film with a few holes in the middle to let out the steam).

    Step 2


    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC / (350ºF).

    Step 3


    1. Meanwhile, separate the yolks from the whites. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form and set aside. Mix lightly the yolks with a fork. Add to the cream and stir. Then, fold gently with a spatula the whipped egg whites.

    Step 4


    1. Pour the mixture in a rectangular baking dish, sprinkle with cinnamon powder (enough to cover completely the sweet) and bake about 20 minutes.

    Step 5


    1. Remove from the oven, let cool to room temperature and serve.

Sericaia 'Portuguese sweet' | Food From Portugal
Sericaia 'Portuguese sweet' | Food From Portugal

Nutrition facts per serving (8 servings):

Calories: 160
 
Total Fat: 3 g(5%)

 
Saturated Fat: 1 g(5%)
 
Cholesterol: 85 mg(28%)
 
Sodium: 60 mg(3%)
 
Total Carbohydrate: 27 g(9%)
 
Protein: 6 g
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