This week: Espécies de São Jorge cookies, EYBD Previews, giveaways and more

Espécies de São Jorge is a regional sweet from the island of São Jorge, an island in the central group of the Azores archipelago and part of Portugal. This “spiced cookie” is ring-shaped and the dough is cut across the top, leaving a beautiful design of the brownish filling. When I first came across this recipe on The Five Marias’ website, I was intrigued by the uniqueness of the cookie. (I have bookmarked their site to explore when time permits.)

The Azores government website states: “Previously, the “espécies” were named “bichos doces” (sweet animals), in which the filling was made with homemade bread, roasted and ground in “atafonas” (a mill moved by hand or animal). The roasted bread was crunched inside a bag with a “mexilhão”, then it was sifted and mixed with other spices. After cooling they would roll them up by hand in small portions, the “bichanas” that served to line the dough entirely.”

I have added the recipe from The Five Marias’ website to our online recipes as it was one of the few that was in English. The Marias recommend watching a video of how this cookie is prepared before attempting it.

Let me know in the comments if you have made this treat before.

The last week on Eat Your Books

Since our last roundup, Darcie has written these articles:

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Jenny and the EYB Team

Recently Indexed Titles

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Raisin-frangipane spiral buns (Rosinenschnecken) from Classic German Baking: The Very Best Recipes for Traditional Favorites, from Pfeffernüsse to Streuselkuchen (page 202) by Luisa Weiss submitted by member anya_sf

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Featured Online Recipe

Baked veggie balls in sweet tomato sauce from by Jamie Oliver

EYBDigital Previews

Recently, we uploaded our 1,287th EYBDigital Preview where a selection of full sample pages are available including the titles below.

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