Learn how to make RABANADAS! (Traditional dessert for Christmas)

Portuguese celebrate Christmas with a rich table of sweet cakes and biscuits, dry fruits and good wine and liquors. The traditional Christmas cake is 'Bolo Rei' (which means 'King Cake') and is placed in the center of the table. It's a wreath like fruit cake laced with crystallized fruits and pine nuts. There is a tiny present inside the cake and a broad bean. The person who finds the broadbean in one slice will pay the next "King Cake"!!Some of Christmas popular desserts are rice pudding with cinnamon, fried desserts,-"filhoses"- pastries made with honey - "broas de mel" -pumpkin fritters - "sonhos".

I'm about to go to the kitchen to make Rabanadas. These are also a regular presence at our table. Do you want to try some Rabanadas?

What you need to buy:

1baguette loaf of bread - 1 egg - 200 ml (3/4 cup) milk - Olive oil - Sugar and cinnamon

How to prepare it:

1. Cut a baguette into 1 cm (1/2") thick rounds; remove the crusts;

2. Dip into an egg beaten with milk - 1 egg to approximately 200 ml (3/4 c.) milk;

3. Fry in hot olive oil in a skillet for a few seconds on each side;

4. Drain it and then sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon;

5. Eat a lot, forget about diet and wish Christmas never ends!


  1. So glad I found this!!!! THANK YOU!! Reminds me of Christmas Eve with my family!!!!


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