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Barriga de freira is a very popular traditional dessert in Portugal. It is especially popular in Alentejo region and has several variations. Barriga de freira is an egg based dessert. It is easy to prepare, but very tasty. First the syrup is prepared using some sugar and water. Sometimes the syrup is done with lemon peel. Then some bread crumbs are mixed in and egg yolks. The mixture is simmered till ready. Then the dessert is cooled and served. Before serving, Barriga de freira can be seasoned with some cinnamon or almonds. Also some nuts can be used to prepare the dessert.

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