Bom-bocado (Sweet Bite)

"Bom-bocado" literally means good-bite, and it is a sweet pastry of the Portuguese monastic confectionery tradition, that uses a lot of eggs yolks, sugar, almonds and cheese. It is very similar to "queijadinha". 
In Brazil, however, coconut flour is used as a substitute for almonds, and usually whole eggs are used instead of the yolks. Nowadays there are a multitude of delicious versions of this recipe that use local products such as corn flour or cassava and, recently, the condensed milk.

Ingredients

  • • 150 g dehydrated shredded coconut (hydrated with 50 ml water)
  • • 250 g sugar
  • • 50 g grated Parmesan cheese
  • • 25 g melted butter
  • • 5 eggs
  • • cupcake mould

Preparation method

1. Mix all ingredients together. 
2. Grease the muffin pan cavities (if it's not nonstick pan) or line them with foil baking cups. 
3. Carefully pour the mixture into the mould cavity. 
4. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C until golden brown. It takes around 20 minutes. 

Yield: 12 "bons-bocados".
Posted on: 25 March 2016
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