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Portuguese Creamy Milk Dessert Recipe
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Portuguese Creamy Milk Dessert Recipe

Portuguese Creamy Milk Dessert Recipe

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3 1/2 cups of milk1 stick of cinnamon1 lemon peel7 egg yolks1/2 cup of sugar3 1/2 tablespoons of cornstarch Get Portuguese ingredients & stuff Get Portuguese ingredients and other stuff
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  1. In a pan, boil the milk with the cinnamon stick and the lemon peel and let it cool.
  2. Beat the yolks very well with the sugar and cornstarch and gradually add the milk, stirring constantly, until smooth.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened and remove the lemon peel and cinnamon stick.
  4. Put the cream in dessert dishes and once cool, refrigerate.
  5. Before serving, sprinkle with sugar and burn it with a kitchen torch if you have one.
Recipe & Photo Credit: ananasehortela.blogspot.pt *

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