Category: RECIPES

Batida de morango (Strawberry “Batida”)

Batida de morango (Strawberry “Batida”)

Batida is the generic name for drinks that blend various ingredients, mainly fruits, with sweetened condensed milk and “pinga”, a strong Brazilian liquor distilled from sugarcane.Batida de morango blend strawberry and “pinga”, but there is an interesting variant of this batida prepared with a glass…

Bauru do “Ponto Chic” (Ponto Chic’s Bauru Sandwich)

Bauru do “Ponto Chic” (Ponto Chic’s Bauru Sandwich)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO The best-known version of “Bauru” sandwich – widely spread in Brazil – is prepared with ham, cheese and sliced tomatoes assembled on toasted bread slices.The original “Bauru”, however, is much more “sophisticated” than this one. It was “invented” one…

Beijinho (Coconut Balls)

Beijinho (Coconut Balls)

“Beijinho” (“little kiss”) is a coconut sweet made with sweetened condensed milk and shaped as a small ball. It is one of the famous “docinhos de Leite Moça” that made their first appearance in the middle of the 20Th Century. They soon became popular and…

Beiju de tapioca (Tapioca Crepes)

Beiju de tapioca (Tapioca Crepes)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO The tapioca crepe, known as “beiju de tapioca”, “beiju mole”, “tapioca” or “tapioquinha”, is a genuinely Brazilian recipe, inherited from the indigenous culinary culture. The first news about “tapioca com coco” (tapioca crepe stuffed with grated coconut), served during…

Beliscão de goiabada (Guava Paste Pinch)

Beliscão de goiabada (Guava Paste Pinch)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO “Guava Paste Pinch”, “Small guava” or “bow tie” is a traditional Brazilian biscuit filled with guava paste, a classic home recipe that brings back childhood memories. The particular name “pinch” is due to the fact that these biscuits are…

Bife de panela (Sautéed Sliced Beef)

Bife de panela (Sautéed Sliced Beef)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO This is a very widespread homemade recipe in Brazil’s centre-south region. Simple but very tasty, this recipe can be made from cheaper cuts of beef, which require a long cooking time. If desired you can add slices of sweet…

Biscoito de Polvilho (Manioc Starch Cookies)

Biscoito de Polvilho (Manioc Starch Cookies)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO “Biscoito de polvilho” is a dry, crisp, very airy and light cookie. The word “polvilho” (the main ingredient of this recipe) comes from the Latin “pulvis” and from the Spanish “polvillo”, meaning “fine powder”.The exact origin of the recipe…

Bobó de camarão (Prawn in Creamy Cassava Sauce)

Bobó de camarão (Prawn in Creamy Cassava Sauce)

The Bobó de Camarão – one of the great icons of Bahia cuisine – is of African origin. Bobó is probably a version of Itepé (creamy yam with dried prawn), a ritual dish of Candomblé, a religion brought by African slaves.Originally Bobó was a very…