Pudim de Nozes

Walnut Puddings

This is another easy-to-make Portuguese dessert, perfect with a small espresso.


  • 125 g (4 oz) shelled walnuts
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 free-range eggs
  • 175 g (6 oz) caster sugar
  • whipped cream and extra walnuts for decorating


Grind the walnuts and cinnamon to a paste. Beat the eggs and sugar, and mix in the nuts. Butter some moulds, ramekins or a bun tin, and pour in the mixture. Place in a roasting tin with a little water, and cook until set in a preheated oven at 220½C/425½F/gas mark 7. Timing will depend on the depth of the mixture, but bun tins will take about 5 minutes. When cold, turn the puddings out of the moulds, and decorate with the whipped cream and half-walnuts.