Recipe by MATEUSMACHADO
"This is an old Portuguese recipe that my Vovo taught me how to make. It is great for the typical huge Portuguese family party or reunion, it is a very light meringue cookie, it is very simple, but I insist that you use an electric egg beater. This is very sweet, and has a hint of citrus flavor to it. If you don't use an electric egg beater, it will take you hours to prepare it!"
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1 3/4 cups
My portugues grandmother also made these. They are nearly classic meringues, in our family always topped with those little silver candies that look like BB's.
My grandmother made these with the left over egg whites from malasadas or masa. The recipe that I am reading shows 12 eggs.
If you use the egg yolks, you will end up with flat sweet scrambled egg cookies.
I used egg whites not whole eggs,sugar, salt, orange juice as instructed but added lemon rind, because my grandmother added lemon rind to everything.
I cooked mine for about an hour, then left them in the warm oven for another 30 to 45 minutes. They were not as good as my grandmothers, but she had 40+ more years cooking experience than me.
I am an experienced baker, and I beat this mixture for 40 minutes on high speed with a stand mixer....it never got beyond a soupy mess.
Desparate, I added cream of tartar, then an extra egg...no luck!
Sounded good, too.
I talked to my vovo and she said do not use egg whites in this recipe. You are only supposed to use the egg whites
I just love this desert. But you should try orange peel no orange juice.
And the name is
recipe is incorrect
MUST use only egg whites NOT entire egg
This recipe as some already have stated, is not made with the "Whole Egg" just the "Whites". It is a awesome Meringue Cookie if don't properly.
Only use the egg whites, not the entire egg.
We had several egg whites left over from a different cooking project. What a perfect find! Did have fresh oranges so we used the juice and the zest. (Zest in the meringue--sorry didn't measure.) Also added creame of tarter as meringues should have anyway. Very nummy! Will make again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/30 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 30
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 18
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