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Como Fazer Brigadeiro – How to Make Brigadeiro! Posted by on Jun 21, 2015

Brazilian desserts and treats are out of this world. One thing you must try in Brazil is brigadeiro. It comes in different forms (I’ve had brigadeiro coffee at a mall in Manaus and bought tubs of it at Carrefour) and is super sweet. However, I prefer to make it at home! Check out my favorite…

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Brazilian Dessert Recipe: Pavê Posted by on Feb 27, 2012

Today we’re going to learn how to make an incredibly delicious dessert, called pavê. Though it’s a popular dessert in Brazil, it’s actually of French origins, and the word “pavé” comes from the word for the stones used to pave the streets. The most common joke–using a play on words–you’ll hear when people eat pavê…

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Recipe: Bem Casado Posted by on Jan 16, 2012

A typical treat at many Brazilian weddings is the bem casado (literally translated, well married), a small, sweet dessert. They look like tiny cookie sandwiches and have a delicious filling. Today we’re going to learn how you can make them at home. Receita de Bem Casado Ingredients Massa: •    3 ovos •    1/2 xícara (chá)…

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

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…

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Brazilian Cooking Series: Part VII Posted by on Jul 7, 2009

Cuscuz is a Brazilian dessert that you will find being sold by street vendors, as well as being a popular family dish. Made with coconut, tapioca, sugar, and condensed milk, it has a gooey, jello-like consistency and is served in rectangular hunks. Sometimes, people will pour condensed milk on top before eating it. Basically, you…

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“Maçã de amor” turns 50 Posted by on Jun 8, 2009

In Brazil, caramel apples are known as “maçãs de amor,” or love apples, which are made by caramelizing sugar and red food dye on apples attached to popsicle sticks. These treats are popular for Brazilian Valentine’s Day (June 12) and at the festa junina celebrations held in the Brazilian winter. According to a Globo report…

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

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…

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