Pão de Quiejo: Brazilian Cheese Balls

The quintessential Brazilian snack “Pão de Queijo” translates literally as “cheese bread,” but is known in English as “Cheese Balls.” These little rolls, like many Brazilian foods, originated with African...

Marta’s Vegan Orange Cake

A dear Brazilian friend, Marta Caputo, gave me the original recipe for this cake. It is super moist and light. It is perfect with a cup of tea or...

Bolo Brigadeiro: Brazilian Chocolate Fudge Cake

Brazilian chocolate fudge cake is very popular in Brazil. The decadent cake, known as “Bolo de Brigadeiro,” and comes from the Portuguese words “Bolo” meaning “cake” and “Brigadeiro.” The word...

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