Portuguese Sweets, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Lemon mousse

Who doesn't like a mousse as a dessert? It is a popular dessert in Portugal. In the summer, a nice, rich but light and refreshing lemon mousse is just what the doctor ordered! It really is so yummy and lovely, only with a few simple plant ingredients. Time: 3h + 15 minutes + 3h Type:… Continue reading Lemon mousse

Portuguese Sweets, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Beijinhos de côco (coconut kisses)

Coconut kisses are great- little, sweet, nutritious and the perfect marriage of coconut and lemon. Plus, gluten and refined sugar free! I used to make these when I was little, but with a lot of eggs and sugar...(mentally slaps my younger self). Try this adapted vegan recipe, is great. You can also double the recipe… Continue reading Beijinhos de côco (coconut kisses)

Portuguese Sweets, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Natas do céu (heavenly cream)

If you haven't got your mouth watering looking at this picture, something's wrong! Another very traditional Portuguese dessert, but none of the eggs, cow juices, no nonsense!! All plant based goodness! Difficulty: 2 pans Time: about 1h (plus another hour in the fridge) Type: dessert Serves: about 6 individual portions What you need: 330 ml… Continue reading Natas do céu (heavenly cream)

Portuguese Sweets, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Bolo da missa (Regueifa / Sweet bread)

I grew up in a catholic family. Even though I don't follow a particular religion now, religion in my village, and in Portugal in general is a big thing, and it does really bring people together. One of the really good things about going to Sunday mass and school was 'bolo da missa' that was… Continue reading Bolo da missa (Regueifa / Sweet bread)

Portuguese Sweets, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Serradura (Sawdust)

Well, my life is complete now! Vegan sawdust, the most delicious of all desserts. Super easy to make too, is great as a sweet treat for special occasions (or just because). Difficulty: 2 pans Time: 2:30h for condensed milk +10 minutes to prepare all + 2h in the fridge once prepared Type: dessert Serves: depends… Continue reading Serradura (Sawdust)

Portuguese Sweets, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Pineapple upside down cake

A classic! My mum used to make this every Easter day and that's part of my favourite food-related memories from when I was little. She has used this vegan recipe herself and she approves! Time: 50 min Difficulty: 1 pan Type: cake Serves: a few yummy slices What you need: 1 + 1/3 cup self-raising… Continue reading Pineapple upside down cake

Portuguese Sweets, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

‘doce da casa’ – house dessert

This is another favourite of mine... I could eat this dessert every day without getting sick of it. Fact. 'Doce da casa' is a typical dessert available in most typical Portuguese restaurants. My vegan version of it is just as tasty, indulgent and addictive as the non vegan one. Give it a try and let… Continue reading ‘doce da casa’ – house dessert