Queijadas Da Vila, or Portuguese Cheesecake Tarts, are popular in the Azores Islands. A unique yet simple technique is used to form the crust. Try out this traditional recipe and share with your family and friends!
powdered sugarfor dusting the tops
Making the Crust
To create the crust, first butter your tart tins, or muffin pan, liberally. Then, scoop a spoonful of flour into each tin. Tap the flour around so the whole tin is coated in flour. Once it is coated dump the excess flour back into a bowl. Next, spray each tin with water to make the flour sticky. Then, again coat each tin with a second layer of flour.
Next, spray each tin with water to make the flour sticky. Then, again coat each tin with flour. Repeat this process three more times.
Combine sugar and egg yolks in a bowl. Whisk until well combined. Then add the cinnamon, salt, and softened butter. Mix until well combined. Finally, mix in the ricotta cheese.
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Fill each tin with the batter all the way to the top.
Place the queijadas in the oven and lower the temperature to 300°F. Cook until they reach an internal temperature of 175°F, or about 20-30 minutes until golden and set.
Let cool for 15 minutes, then tap the tins to carefully remove each tart from the tins. Dust the tops with powdered sugar and serve.
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