Portuguese Lemon Tartlets (queijadas De Leite) Recipe

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Portuguese Lemon Tartlets (Queijadas de Leite)

Vickie Parks

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@Northwestgal

I've seen dozens of recipes for this lemon Portuguese dessert (similar to small cupcakes), but this one was the easiest to understand once I had the recipe translated. I boosted the lemon flavor a bit by adding fresh lemon juice, and I think it make them a little more tangy and lemony.


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Serves:

24 cupcakes

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4 Tbsp
butter, melted
2 c
granulated sugar
3 large
eggs
1 Tbsp
fresh lemon zest
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 c
+ 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3 c
milk
butter and flour (for greasing cupcake pan)
confectioner's sugar (optional, for dusting cupcake tops)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease and flour 24 cups in 1 or 2 regular-sized cupcake pans; set aside.
2
Heat milk to almost boiling, but remove from heat before scalding.
3
In an electric mixer, cream the melted butter, sugar, eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice. Slowly add the flour and heated milk, and mix on medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes.
4
Divide the batter equally among the 24 cupcake cups, filling about 1/2 to 3/4 full.
5
Place cupcake tins in preheated oven, and bake for 45 minutes. Let cool in pan before removing cupcakes from the pan. The center will be a little sunken and wiggly, that's OK.
6
They're usually served unfrosted, but you can lightly dust the tops with a little sifted powdered sugar or shredded coconut, if you like.

Another option is to spoon fresh sliced berries on top, just before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Portugese