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Happy New Year 2011, and try this cake recipe



300 g wheat flour

15 g baker’s yeast

150 g sugar

200 g nuts and crystallized fruits

4 eggs

50 g butter

1 tbsp port

1.5 dl milk

1 egg yolk


- Dilute the yeast in warm milk

- Fold in 50 g of the flour and knead well with your hands

- With the remaining flour make a pyramid, leaving a well in the centre

- Put the 4 eggs, sugar, butter and port in the well

- Mix these ingredients together without including the surrounding flour and add the flour that has been resting with the milk and yeast

- Mix everything and include the surrounding flour until you achieve an even dough

- Chop half of the crystallised fruit into small pieces and fold them into the dough

- Place the dough in a bowl for about four hours so it rises

- Arrange the dough on a baking tray in the shape of a crown and place a round metal object in the centre to prevent it from closing

- Decorate the dough with the rest of the crystallised fruit and brush with egg yolk

- Place in the oven over low heat

-Spread with jam, if liked, to give an attractive glint


© Virgílio Nogueiro Gomes

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