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Toucinho do Ceu     Veg  CD  DP  70mins plus cooling

Serves 4-6      Cold Nuts Vegetarian Dessert  Puddings Gluten Wheat  Dairy Free Portugal Europe

350g/+12oz Sugar
120ml/4fl.oz. Water
225g/8oz finely ground Almonds
3 Egg yolks


1. Preheat the oven to 170C, 325F, Gas Mark 3 and lightly grease a 22.5cm/9-inch pie dish. Place the sugar and water in a saucepan, bring slowly to the boil then boil rapidly for 5-10 minutes until the syrup sticks to a spoon.

2. Remove from heat, allow cool slightly then add the almonds and the egg yolks and mix well.

3. Return to a low heat and cook, stirring until slightly thickened. Transfer to the prepared pie dish and bake for 45 minutes or until firm. Allow to cool before serving.


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