areias /sands

areia is the Portuguese word for sand and the s is the letter for plural like in English; so here is the recipe for
150gr butter / 150gr manteiga
50gr lard / 50gr banha
320gr flour / 320gr farinha
120gr sugar / 120gr açucar
Put the flour on the kitchen bench (in preference marble bench) and mix with the sugar; make a hole in the center and add the lard and butter; mix well everything with hands and leave the dough resting in cold (so the marble…); grease a tray, powder with a little bit of flour and begin making little balls and put them on the tray. The oven must be already hot – it takes about 20 minutes to cook. As soon as you take off from oven pass them in sugar. It’s done! Easy and soooo good.
(i like them a little brown, ie, well cooked but many people prefer them pale)
Deite a farinha na bancada (de preferência de mármore) e misture-a com o açucar. Faça um buraco no centro e adicione a banha e manteiga. Amasse bem e deixe repousar a massa no frio. Molde bolinhas e distribua-as por um tabuleiro untado com manteiga e polvilhado com um pouco de farinha. Vai ao forno bem quente durante cerca de 20 minutos. Assim que se tiram do forno passam-se em açucar. E está feito! Fácil e tão boas!
(eu gosto mais delas tostadas, mas há quem as prefira mais pálidas)

5 thoughts on “areias /sands

  1. Thank you so much for the recipe. They are so easy to make. I shall definitely be making some, very soon! x


  2. Crete4us says:: Meri, the “sands” look delicious. I wish I could just pop over to Porto and enjoy them with you. I will definitely try to make them. Hope you have recovered from from the flu.(•¿•)


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