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These pastry pillows (travesseiros) are a famous pillow shaped pastry from Sintra, Portugal.
Preparation time:
20 min
Cooking Time:
30 min
Ready In:
50 min
Level of Difficulty:

Conceição's Portuguese Travesseiros Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Conceição's Portuguese Travesseiros Recipe

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Posted in: Dessert Recipes
Thu, Dec 10, 2020
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Pastry: 1 lb of butter 2 cups of sour cream 8 cups of flour 12 eggs yolksFilling:1 lb of walnuts12 egg whites2 teaspoons of vanilla extract1 teaspoon of baking powder Get Portuguese groceries & stuff Get Portuguese groceries and other stuff at Amazon.com

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Day 1:

  1. Melt the  butter, mix in sour cream, flour and egg yolks. 
  2. Shape into small balls and leave in fridge until the next day.

Day 2:

  1. Beat the egg whites until frothy, add the crushed walnuts, icing sugar, vanilla extract and baking powder and mix gently.
  2. Roll the small balls until very thin, place about 1 to 2 teaspoons of the mixture on each dough, roll them up and seal the ends.
  3. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake at 180°C or 350°F until golden brown (20 to 30 minutes).
Recipe Credit: Conceição Almeida
Photo Credit: theculturetrip.com


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