Category: Sweets

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…

“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•…

Amor aos pedaços (Pieces of love)

Amor aos pedaços (Pieces of love)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO Pieces of love (“Amor aos pedaços”) is a delicious Minas Gerais traditional sweet. Minas is a place full of homemade delicacies. It is one of those ancient recipes with a curious name whose origin lies in folklore or has…

Arroz doce (Sweet Rice Pudding)

Arroz doce (Sweet Rice Pudding)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO “Arroz doce” is also a Portuguese recipe. It may be served as a dessert or as a snack, and it’s a traditional “festas juninas” (June festivities which coincide with the corn harvest) dish, celebrating St. Anthony’s, St. Peter’s and…

Bala de gelatina de pinga (Cachaça gumdrops)

Bala de gelatina de pinga (Cachaça gumdrops)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO Cachaça gumdrops are jelly candies with a slight hint of cachaça, covered with a thin layer of sugar. It is an unusual candy for dessert, loved by everyone who ate it. It’s also a great snack choice to sweeten…

Banana da terra assada (Baked Plantains)

Banana da terra assada (Baked Plantains)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO The “banana da terra” (plantains) is a variety of banana that must be cooked before eating. It’s better when fully ripe, ie, when it becomes soft, the skin gets very dark and the pulp reddish. The plantains can be…

Banana da terra frita (Fried Plantains)

Banana da terra frita (Fried Plantains)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO The “banana da terra” (plantains) is a variety of banana that must be cooked before eating. It’s better when fully ripe, ie, when it becomes soft, the skin gets very dark and the pulp reddish. The fried banana can…

Banana frita no açúcar (Caramelized Banana)

Banana frita no açúcar (Caramelized Banana)

There are many different types of dessert bananas that are eaten raw, as “banana prata” (silver banana), “banana maçã” (apple banana) and “banana ouro” (gold banana), but the “banana nanica” (the most common type) is also used to make savory dishes and desserts.This is the…