“Tocinos Del Cielo”

“Little Pigs of Heaven”


This sweet with the quaint name is made by boiling to the small thread, ¼ lb of lump sugar with the equivalent amount of water, i.e. when the syrup can be drawn out to a fine thread which breaks at a short distance. Remove from the fire and, when slightly cool, the yolks of 6 eggs, previously well beaten, are mixed in very gradually. The mixture is then poured either in small buttered moulds or in a large mould, the moulds or mould being placed in a saucepan of boiling water and the mixture simmered till just set. It is then turned out of the moulds and allowed to stand till quite cold. A chocolate sauce, made as follows, is poured over them: Dissolve 2 sticks of chocolate in 6 tablespoons of water, stir and, when the chocolate is dissolved, remove from the fire. When cold pour over the “Little pigs of heaven.”