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Everyone here at home loves Portuguese cornstarch porridge (papas de maizena), this recipe is very quick and easy to make, enjoy.
Preparation time:
5 min
Cooking Time:
20 min
Ready In:
25 min
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy

Portuguese Cornstarch Porridge Recipe

Portuguese Cornstarch Porridge Recipe

Posted in: Breakfast / Brunch
Nov 27, 2017
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I liter of milk7 tablespoons of cornstarch6 tablespoons of sugar2 egg yolksLemon peelCinnamon Get these ingredients & more Get ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com


  1. Mix the cornstarch and sugar in a pan.
  2. Add some milk to dissolve a little.
  3. Add the rest of the milk and the lemon peel.
  4. Heat the pan on the stove and stir until thick.
  5. Put the egg yolks previously beaten and continue to stir the preparation without stopping.
  6. When thick and starts to bubble up, turn off the heat, remove the lemon peel and put it in plates or small bowls.
  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.
Recipe & Photo Credit: CaCau, saborintenso.com *
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