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Pasta Dessert (Aletria)

Demonstrated by: Connie Aragona of Giovanni's Aloha Foods and Portuguese Pioneer Civic Association


4 cups water
Rind of 1 lemon, slivered
8 oz angel hair pasta, broken into thirds
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
6 egg yolks
Ground cinnamon


In a sauce pot, bring the water and lemon rind to a boil. Add pasta; cook until water is absorbed. Add the milk and sugar; bring to a boil. Lower heat and cook, stirring constantly, for 10 minutes. In a bowl, beat yolks; add a little of the hot milk mixture. Stirring constantly, slowly add egg mixture to the hot noodle mixture; cook over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes. Pour into a serving dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Chill before serving. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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Traditional Portuguese Recipes6/1/2000
Traditional Portuguese Recipes6/1/2000