Barriga De Freira (Nuns' Bellies)

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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4
YIELD: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 8
    ounces sugar
  • 34
    cup water
  • 1
    ounce butter, cubed
  • 8
    ounces white bread, crumbled
  • 8
    egg yolks, beaten
  • cinnamon, to taste
  • 2
    tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
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DIRECTIONS

  • Lightly toast slivered almonds.
  • Combine water and sugar and heat, until sugar has dissolved, then cook until you get a thick syrup.
  • Remove from stove top, add butter.
  • As soon as butter is molten, add crumbled bread, mix.
  • Put back onto stove top, add egg yolks and cook slowly until the pudding thickens - don't boil!
  • Fill into a bowl, garnish with slivered almonds and cinnamon.
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