Christabel’s Bolinhas


  • 1 1/2 cups semolina
  • 2 cups grated coconut (grind in 1/4 cup water)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp clarified butter
  • 1/4 tsp cardamon


Make a syrup of sugar in 1/3 cup water, then add ground coconut and clarified butter. Mix well then add the semolina and cardamon.  Mix again and let cool.  To the cooled mixture add in the egg yolks, mix well, then let sit overnight. Make into balls, and put on pre-greased tray. Bake on greased tray in preheated oven for 30 min at 350.

Note that there is something in the middle of each bolinha to take it up a notch. What can you do to give this sweet your personal touch?.



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