Brazilian food is rich and diverse, mixing Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, African, and Amerindian influences. Brazil’s climate is mostly tropical and the terrain and climate favor the production of coffee, a wide range of fruits, vegetables, and cattle. Because of its diverse heritage, Brazilian recipes are tantalizing and flavored with fiery spices and tropical ingredients. Traditional Brazilian food uses the land’s native ingredients of beans, rice and manioc flour.
Caipirinha Recipe type: Drink Prep time: 10 mins Total time: 10 mins Caipirinha is a Brazilian Cocktail Recipe and means Little Country Girl. Ingredients 1 lime (the best would be to use a small yellow lemon called ‘galego’, in Brazil – if you find it, use 2 instead of 1 lime) sugar pinga (sugar and … Continue reading
Dulce de Leche Recipe type: Dessert Dulce de Leche is a Brazilian Food Recipe for sweet milk pudding. Ingredients 4 eggs 1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk ½ c. whole milk ⅓ c. sugar Instructions With a hand mixer or in a blender, beat eggs. Add condensed and whole milk and blend well. Set custard … Continue reading
Bolo de Banana Recipe type: Dessert Bolo de Banana is a Brazilian banana cake. Ingredients 10 tbsp flour 1 cup and 10 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp baking powder ground cinnamon bananas 3 eggs 2 cups of warm milk Instructions Mix flour, 10 tbsp of sugar and baking powder. Divide in half. Mix 1 cup of … Continue reading
Quindim Recipe type: Dessert Quindim is a Brazilian food recipe of coconut custard. Ingredients 1 cup shredded coconut 3⁄4 cup sugar 2 tbsp butter 3 eggs 1⁄2 cup skim milk Instructions Preheat oven to 350F. Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Butter a baking dish and sugar the inside (similar to flouring … Continue reading
Suspiro Recipe type: Dessert Suspiro is Brazilian meringue cookie recipe. Ingredients 4 egg whites 8 tbsp sugar Instructions Beat the egg whites until almost hard and add, while still beating, the sugar little by little. Use a tbsp to drop spoons of the mix onto a baking sheet at least two inches apart. Bake in … Continue reading