My grandfather is Portuguese, from the beautiful island of Madeira, also known as the Pearl of the Atlantic. He has been such an inspiration to me throughout my entire life. Even though we live far away, all the chances I have had the privilege of sharing with him have been filled with great wisdom and life-long lessons. I have been lucky enough to visit his home town Monte and even enjoyed some of their annual festivals. In light of Carnaval, my mom and I decided to make a recipe that my grandpa would make for us when we visited and are so delicious and are actually common during this time of year as well. The online recipe we found was pretty close to my grandfather’s! Happy Carnaval and please enjoy these pictures from the !

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  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp yeast
  • 3 eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Molasses syrup for topping


Mix the warm milk with the yeast and sugar and let rest for half an hour. Once it has started to bubble, pour into flour and salt mixture.


Add eggs one at a time.


Fry them in hot oil until they are golden brown all around.


Serve with molasses syrup and enjoy!


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