Category: Gluten free

Egg Coconut Custard Cream (Baba-de-moça)

Egg Coconut Custard Cream (Baba-de-moça)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO   Baba-de-moça literally means “girl’s drool”, and is typical Brazilian custard, which can be served as dessert or used as filling for cakes and other sweets. It’s a version of Portuguese ovos moles (“soft eggs”), a traditional sweet from…

Acaçá (Savory Rice Cream)

Acaçá (Savory Rice Cream)

“Acaçá”, also known as white “pirão”, is a side dish as well as “pirão” and “arroz branco”, for fish stew like “vatapá” and “moqueca de peixe”. It tastes sweet and very special because it is prepared with coconut milk.The “AKASSA” is a ceremonial dish of…

“Alfajor” de amido de milho (“Alfajor” Cookies)

“Alfajor” de amido de milho (“Alfajor” Cookies)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO “Alfajores” are shortbread cookies with a “dulce de leche” filling. This recipe comes from Argentina,and it is nowadays widespread and appreciated all over Brazil. IngredientsFor the dough:• 500 g corn starch, approximately• 1 teaspoon baking powder or baking soda•…

Ameixa com bacon e Purê de maçã (Prunes Wrapped in Bacon and Apple Purée)

Ameixa com bacon e Purê de maçã (Prunes Wrapped in Bacon and Apple Purée)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO “Prunes Wrapped in Bacon” is a delicious appetizer and is also used as a side dish on special occasions. The apple purée, with its sweet and delicate taste, balances the richness and makes and contrasts nicely with the crunchy…

Arroz à grega (Greek Style Rice)

Arroz à grega (Greek Style Rice)

“Arroz à grega” is white rice with sautéed diced vegetables. It isn’t a risotto but it’s a side dish for meat, poultry or fish. This recipe is colorful and inviting. Ingredients• 400 g Basmati rice• 600 ml boiling water, approximately (almost double the volume of…

Arroz branco (White Rice)

Arroz branco (White Rice)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO Rice was introduced in Brazil by the Portuguese, that probably learned to use it in the East. It is the most popular accompaniment dish and the combination of rice and black beans had become the Brazilian national dish: “arroz…

Arroz de carreteiro (Mule driver’s rice)

Arroz de carreteiro (Mule driver’s rice)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO “Arroz de carreteiro”, “paçoca de carne seca”, “feijão-tropeiro”, like so many others, are dishes of the “tropeiro” cuisine, and they are part of social and cultural history of Brazil.In the State of Piauí, “arroz de carreteiro” is also known…

Arroz de festa (Party Rice)

Arroz de festa (Party Rice)

“Arroz de festa” or “arroz com passas” (raisins) is white rice, sweeter and tastier, cooked with raisins and white wine. It’s a side dish for Christmas turkey, smoked ham, baked fish and roasts, in special occasions such as Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Ingredients• 500…