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These delicious 5 ingredient Portuguese cinnamon mini cakes (bolinhos de canela) are easy to prepare and take less then 30 minutes to make.
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
15 min
Ready In:
30 min
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy

Portuguese Cinnamon Mini Cakes Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Cinnamon Mini Cakes Recipe

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Posted in: Cake Recipes
Fri, Apr 5, 2019
4 out of 5 with 23 ratings
Views: 14747


1/2 cup of butter2 eggs1/2 cup of sugar2 and 1/3 cups of flourCinnamon powder (to taste) Get Portuguese groceries & stuff Get Portuguese groceries and other stuff at Amazon.com

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  1. Preheated the oven to 180ºC or 350ºF.
  2. Mix all ingredients together, except the cinnamon.
  3. Knead the dough well (if the dough is a little dry, add a little milk or water and knead well).
  4. Make little balls with the dough, wrap them in the cinnamon and lay them on a baking sheet greased with butter.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes and enjoy.
Recipe & Photo Credit: receitasdaselene.blogspot.com


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