Nougat Mass on Orange Leaf

Associação ODIANA - Roteiro dos Sabores do Baixo Guadiana , 8970-000 , Alcoutim , Alcoutim


6 eggs, 6 tablespoons olive oil, 500 g of wheat flour with yeast, 500 ml of honey, orange leaves.


The nut is a sweet of Arab origin traditionally made with dried fruit, which after being placed in a mortar are dipped in boiling honey. Of this revenue will have derived a less expensive, replacing the dried fruit for the wheat flour.

Beat the eggs with the olive oil and add the flour until tender and make a ball of dough. With your hands greased with olive oil, make pasta rolls, the thickness of a ballpoint pen. Cut into sections about 1 cm long and place them on a cloth dusted with flour to stand 2 hours. Meanwhile, bring the honey to the heat in a tall pot until it boils and froth. Pour in pieces of dough and stir. The foam lowers slightly and when rising again add more mass. Then let the dough "bake" in the honey, on a low heat, stirring until the honey becomes thick. Remove from the heat and, with a tablespoon, distribute the dough over the orange leaves.

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