Quindim

Quindim is a popular Brazilian baked dessert, made chiefly from sugar, egg yolks, and ground coconut. The word Quindim comes from African Bantu language, and originally meant “the gestures, or humor characteristic of adolescent girls. The heavy use of egg yolks is characteristic of many Portuguese sweets and pastries. Their combination with coconut and sugar was probably created by African slaves in 17th century in Brazilian Northeast, where coconuts and sugar were abundant.