Portuguese 'bacon from Heaven' (Toucinho Do Ceu)

“No one knows where the name of this dish came from. Some people think it originally contained bacon, and others insist that the bacon in the title is simply a metaphor for something delicious. Regardless of its history, it remains popular in Portugal and Brazil. Adapted from Worldwide Recipes.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 12 cup water
  • 2 cups finely ground blanched almonds
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 6 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and cook over.
  2. moderate heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add the ground almonds and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently,.
  4. until the mixture is thick and translucent. Set aside to cool.
  5. Add the eggs and cinnamon, stirring to combine, and cook over the.
  6. lowest possible heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture has.
  7. thickened, about 10 minutes - do not boil. Pour into an 8-inch spring form pan that has been buttered and coated with sugar.
  8. Bake in a preheated 350F (180C) oven until firm to the touch, 15.
  9. to 20 minutes. Cool to room temperature before removing from the.
  10. pan. Serve at room temperature.

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