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SARANSURÁVEL

(Steamed coconut cake)

This sponge cake with roasted bean topping had its origins in Malaya.

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COQUEIRA

(Coconut tartlets)

Mini coconut tea pies in a delicate lemon-zest crust

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BEBINGA DE LEITE

(Coconut and milk pudding)

Coconut and milk pudding

Adriao, CC BY-SA 3.0

PÃO DE LÓ

(Sponge cake)

A light Portuguese sponge cake. Unlike other cakes and breads, it does not use yeast or baking powder, but relies on beaten egg white to provide suspended air bubbles to produce a light cake.

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GENETES

(Shortbread cookies)

Soft cookies that just melt in your mouth.

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BAGI

(Glutinous Rice sweet)

An old coconut sweet.

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ARROZ DOCE

(Sweet rice pudding)

Making this delicious dessert with fresh coconut was once rather tedious, but is now simple with canned coconut milk.

Cecília Jorge in Crónicas Macaenses by Rogério P.D. da Luz

XAROPE DE FOLHA DE FIGO

Fig leaf cordial)

This delicious drink was reputed to have curative properties.

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BOLO MENINO

(Sponge Cake)

This was named after the Christ Child (menino) and was served at Christmas time but there is no reason why it should not be enjoyed throughout the year.

Kimberly Vardeman CC BY 2.0

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE

IIM

FIOS DE OVOS

(Egg threads)

Popo le Chien, CC BY-SA 3.0

CREME CARAMEL

From former site macaneserecipes.com, owner unknown.

FARTES

(Christmas pastry)

Eaten at Christmas, these are meant to represent the pillows of the baby Jesus.

Marcin Floryan, CC BY-3.0

COSCORÕES

(Sweet pastry sheets)

These sweet, crisp pastries are traditionally served at Christmas time and represent the sheets on the bed of the baby Jesus.

Adriao, CC BY-SA 4.0

SONHO

(Sweet or savoury deep-fried choux pastry)

From former site macaneserecipes.com, owner unknown.

BICHO-BICHO

(Shortbread biscuits)

Feather-light gluten-free corn starch biscuits, piped into wriggly shapes and called bicho-bicho (“worms” in the Macanese patois).

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TORTA DE LARANJA

(Orange roll)

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SERRADURA

(Sawdust dessert)

A rich, creamy dessert whose biscuits crumbs resemble sawdust

BATATADA

(Sweet Potato Cake)

A moist cake made with sweet or ordinary potatoes.

BISCOTTEN-TORTE

Biscuit tart

A dessert made from biscuits that looks and tastes like cake, but needs no cooking.

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