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Pitos de Santa Luzia

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Pitos de Santa Luzia
Location
5000- VILA REAL
District:Vila Real
County :Vila Real
Parish:Mateus
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It is said that the "pitos de Santa Luzia" were invented by Ermelinda Correia, who later became Sister Imaculada de Jesus. This girl had the shortcoming of being very greedy. This has forced parents to confine her in the convent of Santa Clara, hoping that this would change her sin into virtue. Sister Imaculada became a devotee of Saint Luzia, the patron saint of the blind and of everyting relating to the eys. One day, the Sister was applying bandages on her patients (wounds, bruises and swelling in the eyes), with flaxseed compresses, which were squares of unbleached cloth where the mash was placed, folding the edges to the center not to shed the potion - used as bandages for wounds. Suddenly she had a vision. She ran to the kitchen and made a dough of flour and water and cut into small squares. She had with her the small portion of sugar to which she was entitled, and made a pumpkin jam. As with the compresses, she folded the dough over the jam and took it to the oven to bake. Then she swiftly hided them, as she could not be greedy anymore. But then, she passed by the mother superior, who was blind. The mother suspiciously asked her,what was she carrying on the tray, while smelling the sweet scent. Sister Immaculate quickly answers that those were the compresses for the sick who would come the next day. At night in her cell, Sister Imaculada reassured her soul, not even felt guilty, saying to herself: “I have always heard that what you cannot see, cannot make you to sin”.

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  • Flour
  • Lard
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Sweet pumpkin and egg yolks

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MORE INFORMATION

  • Flour
  • Lard
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Sweet pumpkin and egg yolks

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

Localização
5000- VILA REAL
Distrito:Vila Real
County:Vila Real
Parish:Mateus
Contactos


If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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