Sopa Dourada

Portuguese-Style Bread Pudding

Preparation info

  • Serves

    10

    • Difficulty

      Complex

Appears in

The Mediterranean Kitchen

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1998

  • About

This recipe is a fantasy. Its name means golden soup. Traditionally, the desserts of Portugal are very sweet, often too sweet for our palates. We wanted to make a special bread pudding that would be Portuguese in flavor, fragrant with almond paste, citrus, and cinnamon, yet keep the sugar to a minimum. While we usually prepare bread pudding with toasted bread slices, we thought it would be fun to combine an almond-filled sponge cake roll with the rich egg custard for which the Portuguese ar