These delights are from Ribatejo Province and they are made with mashed potato that give them an interesting texture. They are delicate and very sweet.
3 oz (90 gr) ground almonds
31/2 oz (100 gr) mashed potatoes
7 0z (200 gr) granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornflour
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons water
Mix the water with the sugar and boil to make a light syrup ( achieved very quickly, almost immediately after reaching boiling point - 101ºC/215ºF).
Add the mashed potato and almonds. Boil until thick, over a low flame, stirring. Set aside until almost cold. Add the eggs and flour and beat well.
Bake the mixture in well- buttered patty tins, at 210ºC/425ºF/gas 7 for 20 minuteas or until golden brown. Take out of the tins carefully, before they are completely cold.