Brazilian Quentao

Brazilian Quentao

Brazilian quentao is a pastry dough used to make Brazilian desserts. Quentao, also known as “doughnuts”, are very popular in Brazil and can be eaten at any time of the day or night. The name comes from the Portuguese word for “yesteryear” which means that these treats have been around for centuries. Even though they are called doughnuts, there’s no hole in the middle like traditional donuts! They’re usually served with coffee or tea but you can eat them out of hand too – it’s up to you! We’ll show you how to make these delicious treats so get ready!
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prep: 5 mins cook: 25 mins total: 30 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:

2 limes, sliced

3 cups water

1 cup white sugar

4 cinnamon sticks, broken in half

1 (750 milliliter) bottle cachaca

¾ cup cubed fresh ginger root

Instructions:

Pour sugar into a 3-quart saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Cook while stirring gently until the sugar melts and turns golden brown, about 10 minutes.

Carefully and slowly pour in the water, stirring to dissolve the caramel. Add the ginger, lime, and cinnamon; bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Pour in the cachaca, and cook until hot, about 5 minutes more. Strain before serving.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 307 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 26.5g; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 4.6mg.

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