Portuguese Christmas Golden Soup

Slices of sponge cake are dipped in a sugar syrup, drizzled with a custard sauce, and sprinkled with cinnamon in this Portuguese Christmas tradition.

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  • 20 M
  • 0

“Dreams” Portuguese Doughnuts

Sonhos–Portuguese for “dreams”–is the apt name for Portugal’s dreamy doughnuts that are as easy to make as they are to eat.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 15

Golden Caramels

Golden caramels — literally, that’s what these are in taste, color, and topping. Decorate each caramel square with a bit of 24-karat gold for a glitter look.

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  • 50 M
  • 50 M
  • 3

French Vanilla Ice Cream

For vanilla ice cream purists, nothing competes with a recipe that relies on just the essentials: milk, sugar, vanilla bean, eggs, and cream.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
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Pistachio Gelato

All meaty pistachios and sweet creaminess, this is true Italian gelato. Don’t mind the drab green color; it’s a sign of authenticity.

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  • 1 H
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Apricot Clafoutis

This French classic exhibits all the custardy creaminess you’d expect. Typically made with cherries but quite nice with other stone fruits, evidenced here.

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  • 20 M
  • 35 M
  • 0

Blackberry Roly-Poly

For this roly-poly, fresh blackberries are rolled up jelly-roll style in a milk pastry. A zingy sliced-lemon sauce is serve on the plate as a perfect companion.

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  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0

Sour Cream Mocha Cake

With its dark chocolate smack and intense espresso buzz, this mocha creation ought to have a minimum age requirement.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 25

Portuguese Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is a Portuguese staple. This lighter recipe, which doesn’t call for the traditional use of eggs, is flavored with lemon and dusted with cinnamon.

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  • 35 M
  • 50 M
  • 9

Coconut Layer Cake

Layers of vanilla cake take turns with oodles of coconut filling and the whole shebang is slathered with fluffy white icing. Uh, yes please!

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 16

Little Nectarine Cakes

These buttery little cakes have as tiaras slices of fresh nectarines, though truth be told apricots or peaches would work just as well.

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  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 2

Portuguese Coconut Custard Tarts

A creamy custard flecked with flakes of sweet coconut. That’s what you can expect from pasteis de coco, a dessert classic from Portugal.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 43

Tiramisu

Not your nonna’s tiramsu, this sigh-inducing stack of goodness relies on made-from-scratch chocolate cake drenched in coffee and smothered in mascarpone and cocoa.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4

Molten Chocolate Cake

Sometimes called a volcano cake, this much ballyhooed molten dessert is, quite literally, bursting–er, oozing–with chocolate.

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  • 30 M
  • 40 M
  • 42
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