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Brazilian Cooking Series: Part IV Posted by on Dec 5, 2008 in Uncategorized

Today, we’re going to learn about rabanada, a traditional Christmas dessert in Brazil.

Rabanada is the Brazilian equivalent of French toast. To make it, you take slices of wheat bread and soak them in milk, wine, or sugar, slather them with eggs and fry them. When ready, they are usually coated in sugar and/or cinnamon, or drizzled in honey.

This treat comes from Portuguese tradition, and was originally created as a dish made with stale bread, in order to use food slightly gone bad instead of throwing it away.

Here are some recipes to try it for yourself:

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