Desserts, Egg

Fios de Ovos Recipe | Portuguese dessert

‘Fios de Ovos’ is a traditional signature dish in Portuguese dessert making made of egg yolks.It is also called Portuguese angel hair often used in fillings and decorations of cakes and other desserts, or as accompaniments for both sweet and savory dishes. The recipe was probably taken to Japan and Thailand by Portuguese explorers between the 16th and 18th centuries. Portuguese food influenced a lot in Goa’s cuisine. Fios de Ovos in Goa is known as ‘Letria’ used to decorate the top of a Halwa made of coconut and cashew nuts .

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