This is a recipe that originated in Mozambique which I found on the RecipesWikia website. Eggs are used sparingly in some parts of Africa, and in some regions they remain a sign of fertility. So this dessert would likely be served only for a very special occasion.
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- 1Combine the papaya, lime or lemon juice, and water in blender and blend at high speed for about 30 seconds. Scrape sides with a rubber spatula, and blend again until the mixture is a smooth purée.
- 2With the back of a spoon, rub the purée through a fine sieve into a 2- to 3-quart enamel or stainless-steel saucepan. Mix in the sugar, cinnamon stick and cloves and, stirring constantly, bring to a boil over high heat,.
- 3Stirring occasionally, cook briskly until the syrup reaches a temperature of 230°F on a candy thermometer or a few drops spooned into cold water immediately form coarse threads.
- 4Remove pan from the heat and, with a slotted spoon, remove and discard the cinnamon and cloves.
- 5In a deep bowl, beat the egg yolks with a wire whisk or a electric beater for about 1 minute, or until the yolks thicken slightly.
- 6While beating constantly, pour the hot syrup into the egg yolks in a thin stream and continue to beat until the mixture is smooth and thick and is a bright, deep yellow color.
- 7Divide the mixture among four 4-ounce heatproof dessert dishes, and let cool to room temperature. The dessert will thicken further as it cools. Serve at once, or refrigerate for at least 2 hours and serve it chilled.
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Nutritional Facts for Ovos Moles De Papaia (Papaya and Egg Yolk Pudding)
Serving Size: 1 (264 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 507.9
- Calories from Fat 52
- Total Fat 5.8 g
- Saturated Fat 2.0 g
- Cholesterol 207.5 mg
- Sodium 25.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 115.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
- Sugars 109.0 g
- Protein 3.7 g