Ingredients: (12 servings)
1 lb of sugar
25 egg yolks
1/2 lb of Almonds
2 oz tinned pumpkin
3 oz. margarine
7 oz. Malabar Gourd jam (sometimes called the Fig Leaf Gourd)
Cherries / and or other fruit for decoration.
How to Cook:
In a sauce pan, boil the sugar for a few minutes until it thickens and becomes gooey, fold the sugar into the egg yolks stirring very quickly.
Add the almonds, the margarine and the pumpkin (which should be in small chunks or slices) and replace on the heat until it thickens up again.
Remove from the heat. Butter a cake tin and line it with grease-proof paper. Pour in the mixture until it covers the bottom.
Then add a layer of cinnamon and then the Malabar Gourd. Repeat the layers until all ingredients used up.
Put in a pre-heated oven for 10 minutes. Decorate with cherries or other fruit.
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Caldeirada Broad beans - Algarve Style
Green Peas and Eggs
Sweet Rice Pudding