It’s #bakingfriday today! For this #isolationbaking we found the travel diaries of the noblewoman María de las Nieves de Portugal, daughter of exiled Miguel of Portugal and his wife Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, titular Queen consort (she was married to Alfonso Carlos of Bourbon) of Spain, France, and Navarre.
In 1912 the Infanta travelled to Central Africa, keeping a diary which provides accurate descriptions of the landscape, the people, the flora and fauna, the hotels where they resided, as well as the conversations with her travel companions. It is possible to read the whole diary online at:
Courtesy of the Archivo Histórico Nacional and PARES.
The last two pages of the diary are dedicated to an unnamed recipe that we think are the Nigerian soft buns:
Whisk 2 egg yolks for 10 minutes.
Add 2 table spoons of flour and some sugar.
Boil some milk and add to the mixture; whisk again and well.
The recipe ends here, but you should then create small balls from the dough and fry them.