Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Natas do Ceu

Natas do Ceu

This simple- some versions use condensed milk and unflavored gelatin.- I don’t. This is similar to the Pudim de Bolacha Maria.

You will need:

1 Package of Maria biscuits (about 16 cookies)
1 pint of heavy cream
6 eggs separated
2 tbs. Water
½ cup plus 2 tbs. sugar
1 teaspoon milk

1. Roll out the cookies into fine crumbs and set aside.

2. For the egg sweet topping :In a small sauce pan, pour in 2 tablespoons of water and ¼ cup of the sugar. Stir. Heat the sugar water until it forms a light threadlike syrup but do not boil or allow to become golden.

3. In a small bowl, whisk the yolks with a teaspoon of the milk. Gradually, while still whisking, drizzle in the sugar syrup, incorporating it thoroughly into the yolks. Set aside.

4. Using a cold mixing bowl, beat the cream with ¼ cup of remaining sugar until peaks form and set aside.

5. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites, until foamy. Continue to beat on high speed while gradually incorporating 2 tablespoons of sugar. Beat until soft peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the cream until the egg whites are thoroughly incorporated.

6. To assemble:Work in alternate layers starting on the bottom of a bowl with the cookie crumbs: Pour a layer of cream followed by a layer of cookies then ending with topping it all off with the sweetened egg yolks . (To make it less rich you could eliminate the yolks. ) Sprinkle with cinnamon. Chill before serving.

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