Brazilian Recipe: Bolo de Rolo Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Uncategorized, Vocabulary

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I went to a teacher’s convention in João Pessoa, state of Paraíba, and there I had the chance to eat “bolo de rolo”. The bolo de rolo is a kind of roll cake with very thin layers and it has guava jam inside. It’s one of the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten!

I found a recipe on Youtube!

Some useful vocabulary

goiabada – guava jam
rocambole – roll cake
camadas – layers
fino – thin
iguaria – delicacy
nordestino – northeasterner
de lambuja/lambugem – as a bonus
gema – yolk
clara – white
em neve – with stiff peaks (egg whites)
fermento – yeast
forma – baking pan
forno – oven
já aquecido – pre-heated
pano molhado – wet cloth
recheio – filling
açúcar cristal – granulated sugar
doceira – pastry chef

Listen to the video several times and improve your listening. If you’re at an intermediate level, try transcribing the video and post it here. I can correct it for you!

This is it for today! Nos vemos em breve!

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About the Author: Adir

English / Spanish teacher and translator for over 20 years. I have been blogging since 2007 and I am also a professional singer in my spare time.