Makes 6 sweet-meats
grs of fios de ovos (an egg-yolk sweet) ;
grs of husked, grated almonds ;
grs of sugar ;
dl of water ;
egg yolks ;
200 grs of sugar in a pan and cover it with water. Place
on the flame and boil for two minutes until the sugar
forms pearl-like drops when dripped from a spoon.
Take off the stove and stir in the almonds. Let everything
become lukewarm, then add the egg yolks and place on
the flame again, stiring until the mixture thickens.
Sprinkle with a little cinnamon.
With the remaining sugar and water, make a syrup by
boiling until the sugar forms a string when dripped
from a spoon.
Pour the syrup into a frying-pan and place it
on the flame. When it boils, add the fios de ovos and,
on the lattter, the previously made mixture of sugar,
almonds and egg yolks.
With the help of two spatulas, mix the fios de ovos
and the mixture until they are completely blended.
Let everything brown and then take it out of the frying-pan.
Distribute the mixture in equal amounts among 6 tin
squares, join the four angles of each square and roll
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