Arrufadas, or Pão de Deus, are signature Portuguese sweet bread rolls that are round and crispy, with a powdered sugar and coconut topping. They are traditional signature Portuguese sweet rolls that are seen throughout many pastry shops and are perfect for just about any occasion. They can also served well by slicing into halves and covered with a fruit spread.
1 cup milk
1/5 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons of sweet condensed milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons dry yeast
For the Topping:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup coconut shreds
2 eggs yolks
1) Melt the butter in a pan. Once melted, pour the butter and the rest of the ingredients into a bowl and knead them together. You can also use a dough making machine.
2) Knead the dough well until it is a smooth and elastic consistency.
3) Once they are well kneaded, form them into about 10-12 equally sized balls and place them on a greased baking tray.
3) Brush the balls with 1 egg yolk mixed with 1 tablespoon milk.
4) Cover with a cloth and let them rise for about 30-35 minutes.
5) Once they have risen, in a bowl, mix together the other egg yolk and coconut shreds.
6) Mix it together well and place equally spread on top of the dough balls.
7) Bake at 390 º F for 20-25 minutes or until golden on top.
8) Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the powdered sugar.
9) Serve while hot.