6 to 8
By Frances Bissell
Although often described as a cake, this Portuguese dessert is perhaps more of a pudding in texture. A small piece makes the perfect mouthful to accompany a tiny cup of strong black coffee.
Dissolve the sugar in the water, bring to the boil, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the almonds, and remove from the heat. Allow to cool. Beat in the butter, eggs and flour, and pour the mixture into a well-buttered cake tin about 18-20 cm. (7-8