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an indispensable sweet on the Christmas table

Formigos, or scrambled, as it is also known, delights everyone at Christmas time. Do you know how to prepare?

You ants are a typical Portuguese dessert at Christmas, mainly in the regions of Minho and Trás-os-Montes.

It consists of sugar syrup, slices of bread, dried fruit, eggs, port wine and cinnamon. The mix results in yet another finger-licking Christmas candy.

ants

Kitchen:typical portuguese

Type:dessert

Setup time:00:20

Ingredients

  • 150g regional bread
  • 250gr of sugar
  • 3dl of milk
  • 3dl of water
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 glass of port wine
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 50gr of raisins
  • 50gr of pine nuts
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Lemon peel

preparation method

  • Bring a pan with the milk, water, lemon peel, sugar and cinnamon to the boil and boil for 3 minutes.
  • Then remove the cinnamon stick and lemon.
  • Add the bread broken into pieces, the butter, the port wine and heat until it begins to brown.
  • Remove from the heat and add the beaten eggs, raisins and pine nuts.
  • Take it back to the fire to thicken a little.
  • Then place the candy on a platter.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste.

Minho style ants

Kitchen:typical portuguese

Type:dessert

Setup time:00:30

Ingredients

  • 2.5dl of water
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 250gr of sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 lemon peels tied with a string to cinnamon sticks
  • 6 or 7 buns
  • 50gr of butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 glass of port wine
  • 1 pinch of salt, walnuts, pine nuts and raisins, ground cinnamon to sprinkle qb.

preparation method

  • Break the bread into very small pieces.
  • Then pour the water with the cinnamon and lemon peel and a pinch of salt into a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil until boiling, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the cinnamon and lemon.
  • Add the bread and butter, stirring with a wooden spoon to dissolve well.
  • Let it boil for 5 minutes.
  • Then add honey and sugar.
  • Keep stirring so it doesn’t stick, letting it boil for another 5 minutes.
  • Beat the egg yolks in a bowl, together with the port wine and pour into the antlers.
  • Add the walnuts, pine nuts and raisins.
  • Stir everything very well and bring to a boil.
  • Let it boil for 3 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and fill the trays.
  • Let cool and sprinkle with cinnamon.
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