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These Portuguese Beira Alta style biscuits (Biscoitos á moda da Beira Alta) are easy to make and delicious.
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Portuguese Simple (Beira Alta) Biscuits Recipe
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Portuguese Simple (Beira Alta) Biscuits Recipe

Portuguese Simple (Beira Alta) Biscuits Recipe

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Ingredients

2 and 1/4 lbs of flour2 cups of sugar6 eggs1 cup of milk1/2 cup of olive oil3 tablespoons of brandy1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon of baking soda

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Directions

  1. In a large bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and a pinch of salt.
  2. Mix well, make a hole in the middle and add the remaining ingredients and mix until the consistency is a bit hard.
  3. Add spoonfuls on the baking sheet dusted with flour (keep them separated because they will get bigger).
  4. Brush them with egg yolk and sprinkle with sugar or cinnamon (to taste).
  5. Bake at 180°C or 350°F for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Recipe & Photo Credit: Lidia Picard *


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