As a Portuguese woman living in the US, there are few things that bring me more joy than sharing the flavors of my homeland with my friends and family. And when it comes to traditional Portuguese desserts, there’s nothing quite like Pudim Abade de Priscos.
I grew up in Braga, Portugal, where Pudim Abade de Priscos is a beloved classic. This rich and creamy pudding is made with just a few simple ingredients and has a subtle savory flavor from the addition of bacon. It’s the perfect dessert for any special occasion or when you just want to treat yourself to something sweet.
I learned how to make Pudim Abade de Priscos from my grandmother, who passed down her recipe to me. She would always make it for special occasions and it was always the highlight of the meal. I still remember the way the caramel would melt in my mouth and the smooth and creamy texture of the pudding.
Now that I live in the US, I love making Pudim Abade de Priscos for my friends and family. It’s a way for me to share a little piece of my heritage with them and to keep my grandmother’s memory alive. And the best part is that it’s easier to make than you might think.
In this blog post, I’ll share with you my grandmother’s recipe for Pudim Abade de Priscos. I’ll take you through the step-by-step process of making this delicious dessert and share some tips and tricks that I’ve learned along the way. So grab your apron and let’s get started!
First things first: let’s talk about the ingredients. To make Pudim Abade de Priscos, you’ll need sugar, eggs, Port wine, water, bacon, a cinnamon stick and a lemon peel. These simple ingredients come together to create a rich and flavorful pudding that’s sure to impress.
To make the pudding, you’ll start by caramelizing your mold. This is an important step as it will give your pudding that beautiful golden color and deliciously sweet flavor. Once your mold is caramelized, you’ll mix together the sugar, water, cinnamon stick, lemon peel and bacon in a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
After letting the mixture cook for a few minutes, you’ll remove it from the heat and let it cool down. In a separate bowl, you’ll whisk together the egg yolks and Port wine until well combined. Then you’ll slowly pour the sugar mixture into the egg yolk mixture while stirring constantly.
Once everything is well combined and smooth, you’ll pour the pudding mixture into your caramelized mold and place it in a preheated oven in a water bath. The pudding will bake for about 25 minutes or until it’s well cooked. Once done, you’ll remove it from the oven and let it cool down in the water bath before unmolding.
And there you have it: a deliciously rich and creamy Pudim Abade de Priscos that’s sure to impress your friends and family. Serve it as is or with some fresh fruit on top for an extra burst of flavor.
I hope this blog post has inspired you to try making Pudim Abade de Priscos at home. It’s a delicious dessert that’s steeped in tradition and is sure to become a new favorite in your recipe collection.
- 15 egg yolks
- 2 fl oz of Port wine
- 14 oz of sugar
- 2 cups of water
- 1.8 oz of bacon
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 lemon peel
- Start by caramelizing your mold. This will give your pudding that beautiful golden color and a deliciously sweet flavor.
- In a saucepan, mix together the sugar, water, cinnamon stick, lemon peel and bacon. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it cook for a few minutes.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool down.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and Port wine until well combined.
- Slowly pour the sugar mixture into the egg yolk mixture while stirring constantly. Keep stirring until everything is well combined and smooth.
- Pour the pudding mixture into your caramelized mold and place it in a preheated oven in a water bath. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the pudding is well cooked.
- Once done, remove the pudding from the oven and let it cool down in the water bath before unmolding.
- Some people like to add a splash of vanilla extract or a pinch of nutmeg for extra flavor. You could also try adding some orange zest or even some chopped nuts for added texture. Just keep in mind that adding too many additional ingredients may alter the traditional flavor and texture of the pudding. Have fun experimenting and let me know how it turns out!
- Sugar is an important ingredient in the traditional Pudim Abade de Priscos recipe as it provides sweetness and helps to create the caramelized top. However, if you’re looking to reduce your sugar intake or are following a sugar-free diet, you could try substituting the sugar with a sugar-free sweetener such as stevia or erythritol. Keep in mind that using a sugar substitute may alter the flavor and texture of the pudding
- You can make the Abbot of Priscos Pudding without bacon. The bacon is traditionally used to add a subtle savory flavor to the pudding, but it can be omitted if you prefer. If you do choose to leave out the bacon, you may want to add a little extra flavor with a splash of vanilla extract or a pinch of nutmeg.
- Eggs are an important ingredient in the traditional Abbot of Priscos Pudding recipe as they provide structure and richness to the pudding.
- However, if you want to make the pudding without eggs, you could try using an egg substitute such as silken tofu or a commercial egg replacer.
- Keep in mind that using an egg substitute may alter the flavor and texture of the pudding, so it may take some experimentation to get it just right.