Makes: 6-8 servings
Preparation Time: 1 hour
- 8 EGGS
- 8 TABLESPOONS OF SUGAR
- 8 TABLESPOONS OF SIFTED ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
- 2 TEASPOONS OF BAKING POWDER
- POWDERED SUGAR, FOR SPRINKLING
In a beater, beat the eggs and the sugar until they form a yellowish, light cream. Add the sifted flour and baking powder, mixing gently. Pour the batter into a springform pan. Grease only the bottom with butter and flour. Bake in a preheated oven at 160°C for about 35 minutes, or until golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
Present in our cuisine since the Portuguese colonization, it seems that “pão de ló” never goes out of style: it goes well with tea, coffee, chocolate. It’s so airy that it was incorporated into a popular figure of speech: “tratado a pão de ló”, “to be treated with pão de ló”, meaning that a person is being very well treated. It’s also part of other cake recipes as it is filled with ingredients such as dulce de leche and is garnished with sprinkled cinnamon, among other things.