Quindim to eat with a spoon

I am one of those who start reading the menu backwards to have a quick look at the offers for desserts. I act like a child at the window of good confectioneries wondering which one to choose and I have the feeling the meal hasn’t finished if I don’t have a sweet.

And for a dessert lover like me, eating quindim is almost like a ritual: I order a good cup of coffee (with no sugar) on the side and I spend some minutes only focused on the experience. There is only one rule: for me, quindim must be eaten with a spoon, slowly in order to scrape that grated coconut on the bottom which is stuck on the plate or the paper.

For non-Brazilian readers, I will explain: quindim is a very sweet sweet made out of eggs, sugar and coconut. It is originally from Portugal, however, when it reached Brazil, the almonds from the original recipe were replaced by coconut which is plentiful in Brazil. It presents an unparalleled consistency resulted from the mixture of the upper part, soft and shiny, with coconut on the bottom, dry and hard.

The recipe is very easy but we have to remember that quindins are baked in water bath. To start with, take small cupcake tins – grease them with butter and then powder them with sugar. Pre-heat the oven in medium temperature. Sift the yolks but do not scratch the sieve, neither inside nor underneath.

5 sieved yolks
2 whole eggs
1 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of softened butter
100g of grated coconut
2 tablespoons of water
1 dessert spoon of vanilla extract

Stir all ingredients, one by one, in a bowl with a wooden spoon following the sequence given above. Put the mixture in your greased small cupcake tins powdered with sugar and take to the oven in water bath for about 40 minutes (or up to the point they brown). Unmold them when they are still warm and let them cool down before serving.

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Categoria: Kitchen - Por: Elisa Correa
27 comentários
  1. Sandra says:

    Fiz exatamente isso por diversas vezes… café sem açúcar e um quindim. Adoro!

    • Elisa Correa says:

      tão bom saber que existem outras pessoas que adoram comer quindim de colher… :) um beijo, sandra!

  2. I just found your blog via BYW boot camp. WOW!! Your photos are georgeous! Great job you are doing with these photos!!

    Best wishes from Germany :)

    • Elisa Correa says:

      eva, thank you for the lovely comment!
      i’m glad to know that you loved la casa sin tiempo!
      um beijo!

  3. Katia says:

    Hello, I’m Katia Artoleria from Florence Italy and BYW bootcamp.
    Great work with you photos! I love them and light and style (and italian- international panna cotta ;) )).

    Have a blessed journey in the class :)

    • Elisa Correa says:

      ciao katia!
      sono contenta che ti è piaciuto il mio blog! :)
      ho visto anche il tuo, mi piace tanto!
      un abbraccio!

  4. Silky Hart says:

    I landed here via BYW Boot Camp, too. Love your photos and this recipe looks scrumptious!

  5. Anastasia says:

    Amazing colours! Thank you!
    Anastasia fron BYW bootcamp :)

    • Elisa Correa says:

      Thank you, Anastasia!

  6. Oi, Elisa! Encontrei uma das suas fotos lá em foodgawker. Como o quindim me chamou a atenção, vim dar uma olhada aqui em seu blog. Que surpresa boa! A qualidade de suas fotos bem como o food styling são magníficos. Parabéns! You got talent… xx

    • Elisa Correa says:

      Oi Denise!
      Fico muito feliz que tenhas gostado do blog! :)
      Entrei no teu site e achei muito legal teu trabalho com receitas brasileiras, parabéns!
      Um abraço, sucesso!

  7. Hi Elisa,
    I found your blog via BYW Bootcamp and I’m so glad I did. Your photos are beautiful and the recipes look delicious. I started to follow you on Facebook and I’ll add you to my reader as well.
    hugs from the Netherlands

  8. I wish I knew about this earlier! I was in Brazil last month and would loved to have tried it!
    xTina (from BYW)

  9. Beautiful photography! I love learning about foods from other countries, and I learned a bit about Brazilian desserts today from this post!

  10. Look at this! Lovely!

    • Elisa Correa says:

      :) thank you!

  11. Mia says:

    Beautiful Photos! Just looking up other BYW food bloggers and am so happy to find your blog.

    • Elisa Correa says:

      thank you, mia!
      your blog is so beautiful too!

  12. Simone says:

    Wow… Louise was right…:) popping in from BYW too and love your blog. The photos are gorgeous! Will definitely be back!

    • Elisa Correa says:

      thank you so much, simone!
      i’m very happy that you loved my blog! :)


  13. Raquel says:

    No conocía el quindim.
    Preciosas fotos! Me gusta el contraste de color que has logrado con la vajilla para presentar los pastelitos.


  14. Como este mundo é pequeno e a internet é incrível! Encontrei vocês lendo o Decor8 – wow! Vou recomendar na Fanpage da minha loja virtual, pois as meninas amam achados lindos e úteis. beijinhos Carmen

    • Elisa Correa says:

      Oi Carmem!
      Que bom que nos encontramos, mesmo virtualmente – também não conhecia a tua loja, entrei no site e gostei muito, parabéns!
      Um beijo!

  15. They look so tasty!How can you do this?

  16. steph says:

    OPPA publicou este artigo no seu blog: http://blog.oppa.com.br/

  17. Dionisia says:

    Adorei o seu blog , as fotos são magnificas, parabéns.Um beijo portugal

  18. Sandra says:

    Elisa… depois de tanto tempo da postagem… fiz a receita esse fds. Ficaram perfeitos!!! Meu marido comeu praticamente todos sozinho rsrs. Aprovadíssimo!