Portuguese Almond Cake

Portuguese Almond Cake is a traditional portuguese dessert that you will love. It is an amazing blend of eggs and sugar.

Portuguese Almond Cake, Dessert, Portugal
The original recipe cames from Convent of Santa Clara (on the first portuguese capital, XII century, Guimarães). It is a conventual recipe.

To prepare the Portuguese Almond Cake follow the instructions. Preheat oven to 300º F. Grease and dusst a 10 inch springform cake tin.

Boil together the sugar and water until you reach the pearl stage (thick runs from spoon and a drop forms at the bottom). Turn heat off and add almonds and salt.

Let it cool and then blend in yolks and eggs reviously sieved.

Put the mix over the heat and keep stirring till it thickens. Transfer to cake tin. Bake for 35 minutes.

Serve the Portuguese Almond Cake at the room temperature spinkled with sugar on the top.

Ingredients of Portuguese Almond Cake

19 yolks
2,5 cups almonds, skinless and ground;
2 eggs;
2 Cups of Sugar;
4/5 cup water;
Salt
Sugar to spinkle the cake;
Butter to grease and flour to dust tin.

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