Lagoa Flowers

Makes 12 flowers

  • 250 grs of granulated sugar ;
  • 250 grs of husked almonds ;
  • fios de ovos (an egg yolk sweet) to taste


Peel the almonds, wash them, place them in a bowl and cover it with cold water.
Using a sharp knife, cut them length wise in very thin stripes which are then placed in another bowl with water to keep them from becoming dark.
Boil the sugar with a little water for a few minutes until it forms a thick string when dripped from a spoon.
Add the almonds after straining them and stir until the mixture becomes dry.
Take out spoonfuls of the mixture one by one and mould them, with your wet hands, on a board, also wet with water, in thick rings with a diameter of 5-6 cm. Should the mixture become too dry, add a few drops of water and put the pan on the stove again to melt the sugar.
Once the rings have been moulded, leave them on the damp board until the next day, when they are to be loosened with a knife.
Place a little of the «fios de ovos» (an egg yolks sweet) at the center of every flower.

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