Queijadinha

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Queijadinha
TypeConfectionery
Place of originPortugal
Main ingredientsCoconut, cheese, sweetened condensed milk, sugar, butter, egg yolks

Queijadinha is a kind of sweet which originated in Portugal, and is common in Brazil. This candy was essentially improved during the colonial period in the farms of colonial Brazil and it was very influenced by the African slave culture. There are many types of "queijadinhas", but the traditional one is prepared with these main ingredients: grated coconut and cheese, sweetened condensed milk, sugar, butter and egg yolks. Queijadinhas are very common in bakeries and children’s parties.

Queijada de Sintra is a type of queijada candy made in Sintra, Portugal.

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