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about 3 minutes. Slowly add the super ne sugar and whip until fluffy, about 6 minutes more. Stir in the vanilla. 8. Slather the top of the cake with the frosting. Sprinkle with as much of the reserved ground nuts as you wish. Using a serrated knife, trim the edges to neaten them, and slice the cake into 16 squares. The cakes can dry out quickly, so wrap them well with plastic if not serving right away. VARIAÇÃO “RUSSIANS” WITH BITTER ORANGE FILLING russos com laranja amarga Slice the cake horizontally in half. Spread the bottom layer with a thin layer of bitter orange marmalade, or, for a fancier look, a second batch of frosting mixed with 3 tablespoons of marmalade. Crown with the top layer, and frost and decorate with the plain frosting as above before cutting into squares. PARA VOCÉ—FOR YOU oth the Tomato Jam (opposite) and Sweet Red Pepper Jam make excellent hostess gifts. Taking a homemade treat when visiting a friend or attending a dinner party is practically a religious dictum in Portuguese families. When I was a kid, my mother and aunts would blanch at the thought of arriving at someone’s home with a store-bought gift. It was proof your hostess wasn’t worth the bother of making something yourself. To give the gift the smack of authenticity, tie some decorative string or raffia around the jar, just under the cap, and attach a card with this written on it:


Cara [for a woman] Caro [for a man] —————, Este pequeno presente, que eu fiz, é uma

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The new portuguese table david leite  

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