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Brazilian Recipe: Pão De Mel Posted by on Sep 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

Pão de mel, or honey bread, is a delicious Brazilian pastry that is fairly easy to make and is great for eating as a dessert or with coffee. It’s an old recipe from Europe, and allegedly came about when bakers learned they could preserve cake longer if it was covered in melted chocolate. So let’s learn how to make it!

What You’ll Need For The Cake

3 xícaras (chá) de farinha de trigo
1 xícara (chá) de mel
1 xícara (chá) de açúcar
1 xícara (chá) de leite
2 colheres (sopa) de manteiga em temperatura ambiente
2 ovos
1 colher (sopa) de bicarbonato de sódio
1 colher (chá) de noz-moscada
1 colher (chá) de cravo-da-índia em pó
1 colher (sopa) de canela em pó
manteiga e farinha de rosca para untar e enfarinhar

What You’ll Need For the Icing

200 g de chocolate meio amargo picado
2 colheres (sopa) de manteiga

Click here for the recipe instructions, and watch the video below.

Pão de mel is so popular that a few years back, there was a competition for Brazil’s best pão de mel baker!


For the recipe in English, click here.

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  1. Teka L ynn:

    Mais Você! I love that program. There are always so many interesting pieces and recipes, and Ana Maria Braga is great.