Farófias: A Traditional Portuguese Dessert {Guest Post}

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I haven’t blogged about international desserts before, so I welcome this recipe from Inês Simão who wanted to share with you a traditional Portuguese dessert called Farófias.

Hello! Guest poster, Inês, here. Most traditional Portuguese deserts are based on four main ingredients: milk, eggs, sugar and cinnamon. Farófias is no exception, and it’s a quick and easy recipe to make when you feel like having something sweet and don’t want to waste a lot of time. Here is what you will need:



  • 4 cups milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Powdered cinnamon


  1. Separate the eggs and beat the whites into stiff peaks. Add a tablespoon of sugar and beat the whites again to incorporate the sugar.
  2. Add 3 cups of milk into a pan together with the cinnamon sticks and some lemon peel.
  3. When the milk reaches boiling point, lower the heat. Drop tablespoons of whites into the milk and let them cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Carefully for the whites not to fall apart, turn them and let them cook on the other side. Move them into a bowl with a slotted spoon.
  4. Mix the remaining sugar with a teaspoon of corn starch. Add a cup of cold milk and stir the mixture until it has a uniform texture.
  5. Add this mixture to the milk used to cook the whites and stir till it thickens up, but don't let it reach a boiling point.
  6. When ready, pour some of the mix carefully over the whites with a spoon. The remainder of the mix, pour it gently at the edge of the bowl, so the whites don't fall apart. Sprinkle with powdered cinnamon.
  7. Let it cool and enjoy 🙂

{About the Guest Author: Inês Simão}

Inês Simão is an online copywriter for Auto Europe UK, a cat enthusiast, and a sometimes cook. In her free time she enjoys reading obscure books with long words and cooking things that don’t always come out as intended. Check out her Twitter or Facebook.


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