Queijada de Sintra XL

Instead of leaving the house to buy a package of the famous Queijadas of Sintra, why not make it a family team event and, in a fast and funny way, bake the famous pastry Queijada de Sintra in XL format?

Divide tasks by two groups, one takes care of the dough and another of the filling.


1 egg
1 pinch of fine salt
350g unleavened wheat flour
75 g butter


6 small fresh cheeses
4 gems
350g of brown sugar
3 tablespoons unleavened wheat flour
2 tablespoons cinnamon (coffee)

Preparation of Queijada de Sintra

Heat the oven to 200ºC.


In a cup, knead with flour, salt, and butter. Add the egg and continue to knead.

After a homogeneous mixture, wrap in foil and take to the refrigerator for 1 h, roll out the dough, preferably over a stone table, previously sprinkled with flour.

Spread the dough until it has a thin thickness (2mm), and then line the dough in a pie dish.


Crush the fresh cheeses into a bowl, adding sugar, egg yolks and cinnamon.

Add the flour and wrap until a homogeneous mixture is obtained.

Put the filling over the pie dish with the dough and bake for about 60 ‘.

After about 30 minutes reduce the oven temperature to 180 ° C.

Let it cool and then you can unmold your Queijada de Sintra XL.

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