2 January 2009

Portuguese "Azevias"

Azevias are a traditional Portuguese recipe. They´re made of a dough which is filled with sweet potato´s sweet and then fried in hot oil. After frying, Azevias are covered with a mixture of white sugar and cinnamon powder.

Portuguese Azevias Recipe

Sweet Potatoes Sweet:
The first thing I do is the sweet filling.
Peel two medium size sweet potatoes and cut in pieces. Boil with only enough water to cover. Reduce to purée. Add six tablespoons of sugar (brown if you like), lemon skin (1/2 lemon) and two teaspoons of cinnamon. Mix well and take it to low stove for five minutes. Let it cool before using. The sweet potato purée looks like this:


~ 2 Cups of self rising flour
~ 2 Tablespoons of margarine
~ 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
~ Juice of one orange
~ 3 Tablespoons of Brandy
~ 3 Tablespoons of water

Add ingredients in this order: Flour, fat, orange juice, brandy and water.
Mix well until it makes a consistent dough:

Before using, let it rest for 30 minutes.
The pictures show the next steps:

Bom Apetite!


Morten Pedersen said...

Thanks for the logo and link for january.

link-ex please add a link to

The Amateurs Wine Guide.

and I will add a link to you from my blog web site.

Mizé said...

Hi Morten.
You´re so welcome!
You dropped here every single day!
I will add your link with the anchor right away.
My anchor is Portuguese Menu.

Morten Pedersen said...

I have added your link and send you an e-mail about the link you have created on your site.


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Rico said...

Saw you on Foodbuzz...I feel this recipe is easy and delicious ...I need to make some of these my self, makes me remember when i was a kid in Portugal (at xmas) I used to eat loads of these (sim disse comia muitas destas, pois nao tinha idade para as fazer) well they look great...thanks for sharing...and keep cooking

Rachel said...

Wow these look so delicious I would eat one now if I could!