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12 oz vermicelli noodles
1/2 cup Water
3 cups Milk
1 cup Sugar
1 lemon rinds
6 Egg Yolks
2 tablespoons Butter
2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
  • Medium




Aletria is a Portuguese Sweet Pasta dessert. It is kind of like the pasta version of Arroz Doce, or Sweet Rice. It is quite a unique and traditional Portuguese dessert.

How to Make Aletria:

  1. In a saucepan, put 2.5 cups milk and 1/2 cup water and heat until it boils.
  2. Now add the sugar, lemon rind, and butter.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Reduce to a medium heat.
  5.  Finally, add the vermicelli noodles and mix again.
  6. Let simmer for about 3-4 minutes.
  7. Beat the egg yolks well and then add them to the saucepan along with the last 1/2 cup milk.
  8. Stir well as it simmers for another 3 minutes.
  9. Once done, pour it into a serving dish.
  10. Sprinkle with cinnamon powder.

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