The Easiest Dessert Ever- From Portugal

I used to be indecisive, but now I’m not sure

I’m a typical Libran. Most qualities that apply to the Libra Zodiac usually match mine. And one that certainly stands out is my indecisiveness;my friends and family will vouch for it I’m sure!

I suck BIG TIME at making decisions. Seriously. Ask me to choose between A and B and maybe we’re OK, but ask me to choose between A,B and an infinite number of other choices and boy! are we in a Buridan’s ass situation

First i want this, and then i want that …and then i want this again….i can do it all day long.

Sourse: CartoonArt

To chose one dessert off Portuguese Cuisine put me in such a quandary. I had so many I wanted to make…there was the Portugal Leite Creme – Egg and Milk Custard, then i decided to make the Bolo Rei – a traditional Portuguese cake/bread. Finally it came down to deciding between Bolas de Berlim which are plump little ovals of fried dough–white flour tanned by the ovens heat and filled with custard(YUM!!) and the Bolo De Bolacha– Chocolate Cake Roll.

What I finally did make was the Queijadas Economicas or simply Milk Tartlets . I finally chose these because they seemed ridiculously easy to make. It was so easy that i JUST HAD to try it out.

The end result was really nice. It didn’t have great texture or anything but tasted delicious…comfort dessert, if i may….

The addition of cinnamon gave it beautiful flavour and I was extremely pleased with my decision.So were my kids:)

The recipe I found here.Its a lovely blog with lots of great recipes.

And Hey! Have you ever noticed that Libra is the only inanimate sign of the zodiac, all the others representing either humans or animals? Doesn’t that make us most unique and desirable ????What say you?


300 gr/ 2 cups sugar
50 gr/ about 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
0.5L/ 2 cups milk
150 gr/ 1 1/2 cups flour
2 eggs

Mix all the ingredients well well then pour into greased muffin pans.

Bake at 375 º for about 30 minutes. Remove from oven, dust with a mix of cinnamon and icing sugar.Serve warm(I did!)

This quick and easy dessert goes to the A.W.E.D event started by DK of Chef In You and hosted this month by the lovely Priya.

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  1. Josephine Johnson

     /  February 28, 2012

    So………………is it good or not? I need a reply…….before I try !!!!! Thanks, all you angels out there !!!!!

  2. Anonymous

     /  June 22, 2011

    This sounds really yummy and super easy! I’m trying it out right now. I will say tho that the batter seems to be a little watery (or as the case may be, milky 🙂 ). Should it be thicker or am I just crazy? Thanks!


    P.S. never mind…they’ve been baking for about 15min now…WOW! amazing. I can’t wait to try one!!

  3. wow..these look so good…very tempting..

  4. Lovely looking dessert! looks sinful and indeed sounds easy!

  5. sounds super eeasy and looks pretty cool

  6. looks great! indecisiveness has its own benefits though 🙂

  7. This look really nice! gloria

  8. am a libran too and suffer from the same problem of indecisiveness. the cake looks comforting as you mentioned. easy yet delish!

  9. These really do sound very easy and YUM. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’ve subscribed to yours. Look forward to more.

  10. I too am a typical Libra so I hear you! Looks like a good choice though 🙂

  11. This sounds easy enough, and it looks relaly light!

  12. Looks so delicious and easy to make.

  13. That one looks delicious and the recipe is simple.. will try that out….

  14. Cham

     /  January 9, 2010

    Great dessert choice-pastries are quiet popular in Portug.!

  15. Such a simple dessert! It looks lovely.

  16. Wowoow S, such a droolworthy milk tartlets, looks fantastic..Thanks for sending to AWED..

  17. oh that looks delicious!

  18. Sounds very easy……

  19. hey this dessert luks yummm…love it

  20. Looks almost like a cupcake..Very elegant, s

  21. Dear S,

    that’s a delicious dessert I ‘m discovering; sounds quick to do and delightful !!! must be great with a cup of black coffee! :):)
    Have a nice week end!!

    and pssst: thanks for taking the time to leave some lovely appreciations !!!

  22. Dear Sheba,

    The Dessert looks super delicious:)

  23. I wish you the best happiest new year with your family
    cheers from Paris

  24. I agree with you on some of the libra qualities..i am of a libra you see…dessert looks delicious..


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