Farófias ‘Portuguese sweet’

  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m
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We present a very tasty traditional dessert that everyone will love! This delicious sweet is simple, easy to prepare and has excellent presentation.

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  • 4 eggs
  • 650 ml (3 cups) milk
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Cinnamon powder (to taste)
  • 1 lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch


    Step 1

    1. Dissolve the corn starch in 50 ml (1/4 cup) milk.

    Step 2

    1. In a saucepan place the remaining milk, the lemon peel, cinnamon stick and the dissolved cornstarch flour. Boil over medium-high heat.

    Step 3

    1. Meanwhile, separate the yolks from the whites. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.

    Step 4

    1. When the milk starts boiling, reduce to low heat and remove the cinnamon stick and the lemon peel. Add beaten egg whites portions with a spoon and go turning until they are cooked.

    Step 5

    1. When they are cooked, turn off the heat, drain them well with a skimmer and place in a bowl (reserve the milk).

    Step 6

    1. In an electric mixer, beat on medium speed the egg yolks and the sugar until a quite creamy mixture. Add to the milk that is in the pan, stirring constantly. Place the pan back over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until obtain a creamy texture, about 6 to 7 minutes.

    Step 7

    1. Pour the cream over the cooked egg whites and sprinkle with cinnamon powder. Let cool to room temperature and serve.

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Farófias ‘Portuguese sweet’

Nutrition facts per serving (6 servings)

Calories: 166

Total Fat: 5 g(8%)

Saturated Fat: 2.5 g(11%)

Cholesterol: 118 mg(39%)

Sodium: 94 mg(4%)

Total Carbohydrate: 24 g(8%)

Protein: 7.5 g

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  1. posted by janet on 2015/11/10

    My mother would make these for me when I was child and an adult. What a wonderful treat!!


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