You only need a hand full of ingredients to make “roasted flour”, a pastry as simple as it is delicious. It is said to be originated from Sesimbra, a seashore city south of Lisbon. It was common to bake this sweet because is lasts a long time and still be edible. Fishermen use(d) to take it out to the sea because is caloric and nutritious.
Roasted flour was also used as a popular remedy to strengthen the ill, eaten along with black beer - that back in the days one could only buy at a pharmacy.
Wheat flour, eggs, chocolate, sugar and lemon rasp is all it takes. Mix is all together, put in the oven and you’ve got yourselves an energy booster snack.