By Eddy − On Sunday, October 27, 2019, 4 years ago in Cookie Recipes

Madeira Broas de Mel Recipe

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Madeira Broas de Mel Recipe

These Madeira Island honey cookies (Broas de Mel) make a great treat and are especially popular during the Christmas holidays.

Preparation time 30 min
Cooking Time 30 min
Ready In1 h
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings10

Ingredients

6 and 3/4 cups of flour2 and 3/4 cups of sugar2 eggs3/4 cup of sugarcane honey (molasses)1/4 cup of ground cinnamon1 teaspoon of ground cloves2 tablespoons of ground nutmeg1/4 cup of baking sodaZest from 1/2 lemon1/3 cup of butter1/3 cup of lard or butterAlmonds (optional)
6 and 3/4 cups of flour2 and 3/4 cups of sugar2 eggs3/4 cup of sugarcane honey (molasses)1/4 cup of ground cinnamon1 teaspoon of ground cloves2 tablespoons of ground nutmeg1/4 cup of baking sodaZest from 1/2 lemon1/3 cup of butter1/3 cup of lard or butterAlmonds (optional)
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Preparation

  1. Mix all the ingredients (except the eggs and sugar cane sugar).
  2. Once mixed, make a hole in the middle and add the eggs and the molasses.
  3. Knead the dough again and again until it becomes smooth and no longer sticks to the bowl.
  4. Leave in the fridge for 24 hours.
  5. Roll the dough into balls.
  6. Place the balls on trays with non-stick paper (place an almond on the cookie ball as a finishing touch, optional).
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 150ºC or 300ºF for 30 minutes.

Store in a sealed container in a dry place. 
These can be stored for up to 6 months without losing quality.

Recipe & Photo Credit: ocean-retreat.com

Liz Santos
Liz Santos
These cookies are awesome. I creamed the sugar, lard and butter first. Then, in a separate bowl I mixed the dry ingredients and added to the creamed mixture. Next I continued to follow the recipe.
1 year ago, Friday, December 2, 2022
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