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Toucinho Do Ceu (Heavenly Fat)

Fancifully named toucinho do céu (bacon from heaven), one of Portugal's rich egg-yolk custards. Name derives from earlier times when lard *bacon* was used in making this dish. Posted for ZWT3.

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1hr 5mins
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ingredients

  • 12 ounces sugar
  • 4 ounces water
  • 8 ounces finely ground almonds
  • 3 egg yolks
  • cinnamon, to taste (optional)

directions

  • Preheat the oven to 325F.; lightly grease 9” pie dish.
  • Place sugar and water in a saucepan, bring slowly to boil; boil rapidly for 5-10 minutes until syrup sticks to a spoon. Remove from heat, allow cool slightly; add almonds and egg yolks and mix well.
  • Return to a low heat and cook, stirring until slightly thickened.
  • Add cinnamon, if using.
  • Transfer to prepared pie dish and bake for 45 minutes or until firm.
  • Allow to cool before serving.
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"Fancifully named toucinho do céu (bacon from heaven), one of Portugal's rich egg-yolk custards. Name derives from earlier times when lard *bacon* was used in making this dish. Posted for ZWT3."
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  1. Caroline Cooks
    Fancifully named toucinho do céu (bacon from heaven), one of Portugal's rich egg-yolk custards. Name derives from earlier times when lard *bacon* was used in making this dish. Posted for ZWT3.
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