By Eddy − On Thursday, December 10, 2020, 3 years ago in Dessert Recipes

Conceição's Portuguese Travesseiros Recipe

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Conceição's Portuguese Travesseiros Recipe

These pastry pillows (travesseiros) are a famous pillow shaped pastry from Sintra, Portugal.

Preparation time 20 min
Cooking Time 30 min
Ready In 50 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings10

Ingredients

Pastry: 1 lb of butter 2 cups of sour cream 8 cups of flour 12 eggs yolksFilling:1 lb of walnuts12 egg whites2 teaspoons of vanilla extract1 teaspoon of baking powderConfectioners sugar (to taste)
Pastry: 1 lb of butter 2 cups of sour cream 8 cups of flour 12 eggs yolksFilling:1 lb of walnuts12 egg whites2 teaspoons of vanilla extract1 teaspoon of baking powderConfectioners sugar (to taste)
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Preparation

Day 1:

  1. Melt the  butter, mix in sour cream, flour and egg yolks. 
  2. Shape into small balls and leave in fridge until the next day.

Day 2:

  1. Beat the egg whites until frothy, add the crushed walnuts, sugar, vanilla extract and baking powder and mix gently.
  2. Roll the small balls until very thin, place about 1 to 2 teaspoons of the mixture on each dough, roll them up and seal the ends.
  3. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake at 180°C or 350°F until golden brown (20 to 30 minutes).
  5. Dust with the confectioners sugar and serve.

Recipe Credit: Conceição Almeida
Photo Credit: theculturetrip.com

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Blake
Blake
In the method it says to add icing sugar, but the ingredients list doesn't include it.
1 year ago, Monday, October 17, 2022
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Eddy
Sorry Blake, please read ingredients and directions now, I have updated both.
1 year ago, Monday, October 17, 2022
miku-32
miku-32
so good!
2 years ago, Monday, June 6, 2022
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Eddy
🙂
2 years ago, Monday, June 6, 2022
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