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How to make Portuguese carrot dreams (Sonhos de Cenoura).
Portuguese Carrot Dreams Recipe
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Portuguese Carrot Dreams Recipe

Portuguese Carrot Dreams Recipe

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1 and 1/2 lbs of carrots3 cups of flour1/4 cup of sugar4 eggs1 orange1 teaspoon baking powderA pinch of saltSugar and cinnamon (to taste), for sprinklingFrying oil Get Portuguese food & ingredients Get Portuguese food, ingredients and more at Amazon.com
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  1. Peel and cook the carrots in water seasoned with a pinch of salt and orange peel .
  2. When cooked, drain and remove the orange peel and mash the carrots.
  3. Mix sugar with carrot puree, add the sifted flour and baking powder and mix well.
  4. Add the egg yolks and the juice from the orange, beat the egg whites until firm and mix with everything.
  5. Heat the oil in a pan and fry in spoonfuls, turning until evenly browned.
  6. Remove with the help of a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  7. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
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