Recipe by Member 610488

Typical Portuguese dessert recipe from the restaurant A Tipoia in Lisbon, Portugal taken from a clipping in my grandmothers recipe box. According to the clipping, the restaurant is a Fados restaurant.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil the water and sugar together until the mixture coats teh spoon when it is dipped in (3-5 minutes). Remove from heat.
  2. Beat the egg yolks together and add them very gradually to the syrup, beating constantly so that they are well-incorporated.
  3. Return to heat and stir constantly until thickened (10-15 minutes).
  4. Meanwhile, remove crusts from bread and cut into 1-inch square cubes. Fry these in the butter to a golden brown.
  5. When first mixture is thick, stir the bread cubes into it.
  6. Cool and chill.
  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon when ready to serve.

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