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Portuguese Snow Drops

John Pacheco

"Also called 'sonjos' in Portuguese."
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25 m servings 82 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings (10 snow drops)

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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Beat egg whites in a glass or metal bowl until foamy. Gradually add sugar and lemon juice, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites will form sharp peaks.
  3. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls egg mixture onto a baking sheet, making little peaked mounds.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned and dry on the outside yet soft and no longer gooey on the inside, 15 to 20 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • For Christmas, mom would add a small drop of red or green food coloring to lightly tint these. Seasonal sprinkles can also be added before baking.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 82 calories; 0 g fat; 20.1 g carbohydrates; 1.1 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 17 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I made it and baked for 20 mins but it became sticky even after letting it cool. What did I do wrong?

Excellent, just the way my Avo would make them. We call the Espiros though, but the same recipe. I make these on all special occasions, my son just loves them!

I looked at a lot of recipes, and I just love these ones great tasting and easy to make

So easy and I love the taste!!

How can these little puffs of air be so addictive? When I saw that this recipe called for so little lemon, I couldn't imagine why it was even in there. And when I tasted the batter before bakin...