Steamed cup cakes

This is one of the most ancient of Macanese dishes.

Celicário from Maria Celestina de Mello e Senna

We have not yet tested this recipe. It is recorded here to allow experimentation and verification.

12 egg yolks
4 egg whites
1 bottle of fresh milk
½ lb | 225g rock sugar
vanilla essence as desired

Mix all the ingredients very well and push through a strainer. Put into small moulds and cook in a double boiler (bain-Marie), while putting charcoal embers on the inverted lid of the saucepan in order to create little flecks on the tops of the celicário. Do not remove from the moulds; they will be easily separated later.

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