By Edu Costa − On Sunday, April 2, 2023, 7 months ago in Snack Recipes
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Portuguese Coscorões Recipe

Portuguese Coscorões Recipe

Portuguese coscorões are a traditional fried pastry that is typically consumed during the Christmas season.

Preparation time 15 min
Cooking Time 15 min
Ready In1 h
Level of DifficultyEasy

They are made by mixing flour, eggs, sugar, and butter to form a dough, which is then rolled out, cut into shapes, and fried until crispy.

Once the coscorões are fried, they are traditionally dusted with powdered sugar or cinnamon and sugar. Some variations may also include adding brandy or wine to the dough mixture, giving the coscorões a unique flavor.

Coscorões are a popular dessert in Portugal and are often served during holiday gatherings and family celebrations. They can also be found in bakeries and cafes throughout the country during the Christmas season.


500g of flour2 eggs2 tablespoons of olive oil1 tablespoon of sugar1/2 tablespoon of baking powder1/2 cup of waterOil for fryingSugar and cinnamon for dusting
500g of flour2 eggs2 tablespoons of olive oil1 tablespoon of sugar1/2 tablespoon of baking powder1/2 cup of waterOil for fryingSugar and cinnamon for dusting
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  1. Flour and baking powder should be combined in a sizable mixing dish.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, olive oil, and sugar.
  3. Mix the egg mixture into the flour mixture thoroughly.
  4. Gradually add the water, mixing the dough until it's smooth and elastic.
  5. Knead the dough for a few minutes, then cover it with a clean cloth and let it rest for about 30 minutes.
  6. In a large, deep pan, heat the oil to a high temperature.
  7. Divide the dough into small pieces and roll them out thinly on a floured surface.
  8. Cut the dough into small diamond shapes using a pastry wheel or knife.
  9. Fry the coscorões in hot oil until they are golden brown on both sides.
  10. Remove the coscorões from the oil and place them on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
  11. Dust the coscorões with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon while they are still warm.
  12. Serve the coscorões immediately, or store them in an airtight container once they have cooled down.

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