Top 5 Portuguese Christmas desserts
Portuguese Christmas table, besides codfish, cannot miss some required deserts. Take note:
King’s Cake: One of the most popular Christmas sweet is round, has a crown shape and a hole in it. The King’s Cake has a soft dough with nuts and candied fruit, it is eaten traditionally between Christmas and the Epiphany and one of the best can be found in Confeitaria National.
‘Rabanadas’/ Golden Slices: It is a sweet that cannot miss the Christmas table. Made with bread slices soak in milk, sugar syrup and egg and then fried, invented by the need to use the old bread. It’s served sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.
‘Velhoses’ or ‘Filhoses’: The name varies depending on the area of the country and these traditional Portuguese sweets are made of flour and eggs, sometimes pumpkin and orange zest, fried in olive oil. Are served sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon.
‘Coscorões’: Very appreciated throughout the country around Christmas, the recipe is originally from the northern part of Alentejo. In a bowl pour the boiled oil over the flour, open a hole in the middle and join orange juice, rum, eggs, salt and water. Knead everything and cover for two hours. Extends the dough in a thin layer and cut into squares or rectangles. Fry it in hot oil and sprinkle with sugar before serving.
‘Sonhos’ (Dreams): Typical Christmas round shapes weets, with an orange hue and yellow inside. The dough includes milk, lemon peel, flour and eggs, which is deep fried. Finally sprinkle it with sugar, cinnamon or with syrup.