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Leite Creme (Portuguese Milk Custard)

Crème Brûlée in France, Crema Catalana in Spain, Trinity Cream or Cambridge Burnt Cream in England and Leite Creme in Portugal. Historical dessert and traditional in so many European households and beyond, the origins date back to the seventeenth century. It is known that the dessert was first recorded in the Chef Francois Massaliot’s cookbook, […]

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Spinach and Tomato Phyllo Tarts

What? It is almost Summer but not yet? I feel like we are in the middle of August. Especially today, it is very hot outside, one of those days, when the sea is so glassy that it looks like a huge lake. The temperature rises 95 F (35 C), though it feels way above 100 […]

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Crustless Coconut Pie

As easy as pie. Pleasant and nice. Yellow and white. And so, I made two of them. One for us, other to take away when visiting the in-laws the past weekend. Easter time, softly appropriate dessert. One disappeared within hours; the other… well, it only lasted longer because it was saved for the trip. Someone […]

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Tres Leches Cake

I first tried this cake about three years ago, when I was enjoying some vacation time mixed with work I came to do in the United States. By then I was still working in a full-time job in Lisbon which required me to travel many times. It was on one of those times when I […]

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Flan

Flan is definitively superb, outstanding in any table. What other dessert has this texture, this impressive shiny look, the colors and the pleasing flavor? No wonder that when my mother-in-law told me she also had a recipe for flan, my immediate reaction was: “Bring it on!”. Besides, I would have another opportunity to test my […]

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My Mom’s Flan (Pudim)

“I’ve been wanting to try to do your flan” I said to my mother other day. “Would you give me your recipe?” “Of course”, she said and promptly instruct me “You would need…” By then I had to have a pen in my hand and start taking notes. It’s all in her memory. She never […]

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Rabanadas

The countdown to Christmas has started! As a special treat for the holiday, I’m honored to present to you the rabanadas, a traditional dessert eaten at Christmas time, very popular in the North of Portugal. Since I was little, I used to help my mom to prepare these on Christmas Eve, and it’s the perfect […]

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