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Portuguese Tarts from Sintra Recipe
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Portuguese Tarts from Sintra Recipe

Portuguese Tarts from Sintra Recipe

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1.5 pounds “quejio fresco” fresh cheese1 pound sugar10 egg yolks1/2 tablespoon cinnamon1 cup flour3/4 cup water1/2 teaspoon salt

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  1. Preheat the oven to 355 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Knead the flour with the water together with the salt until it is an even consistency.
  3. Use a roller to roll the dough very thinly and cut them into circular formed shapes.
  4. In a bowl, mix the fresh cheese (recipe here), sugar, cinnamon and egg yolks well.
  5. Place the mixture into the dough formed shapes.
  6. Bake them in the oven on a greased baking sheet. Bake then until the centers are cooked, but still soft, for five to ten minutes.
  7. Remove them from the oven and sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve.
Recipe & Photo Credit: easyportugueserecipes.com *


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