Sopa Dourada (portuguese Christmas Golden Soup)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Golden soup is actually a Portuguese dessert served during the Christmas season in Portugal. This recipe is from "The Taste of Portugal" a great Portuguese cookbook by Edite Vieira.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 slices sponge cakes, sliced thin
  • 1 12 cups sugar
  • 7 egg yolks
  • 12 cup water
  • cinnamon


  1. Mix the sugar with the water and bring to the boil to make a thick syrup (225 to 230F/105 to 110C).
  2. Remove from the heat.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, dip each slice of cake into the syrup, and place them on a large serving dish.
  4. Beat the egg yolks and mix them with the remaining syrup.
  5. Bring to heat for one moment and stir, only to thicken, without allowing the yolks to curdle.
  6. Pour this custard over the slices, sprinkle with cinnamon and serve cold.
  7. Enjoy!


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