Queijadinha

Queijadinha

Apparently, queijadinha is originally from Portugal – a sweet yummy confect ion, very easy to make and incredibly soft and light. I know it from Brazil – where you can buy them from vendors at the beach. Actually, the “posh” version of this delicacy is not as delicious as the one bought and consumed in the white sands of a Brazilian beach. Isn’t it always how it goes ?
Here’s the recipe with Aussie ingredients:

300g Caster Sugar
350g of shredded Coconut
100g of white flour
30g of fresh grated cheese
5 whole eggs
75g of butter or margarine (I use butter in all my recipes)
enough whole milk to make the dough liquidy (about 1 cup)

Beat the sugar and eggs until the mixture is light yellow… Add the eggs, one by one, always beating the dough… Add the flour spoon by spoon making sure it is completely incorporated. Melt the butter and leave it aside to cool a little…

Keep beating and add the margarine and the coconut. Beat for about 5 minutes and then add the milk little by little until the dough reaches the consistency of a liquid porridge.
Place the dough onto muffin paper cups and bake in pre heated 180C oven for about 30 minutes.
Optional : I make a sugar syrup (1 cup of water, 2 cups sugar, boiled for 5 minutes) and add a teaspoon to the top of the queijadinhas while warm.

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