• Brazilian Food,  Easter,  Entree

    Bolinho de Bacalhau – Cod Fritters

    With three weeks until Easter, I think this is one of the few occasions that we Brazilians remember the traditional Portuguese foods. Easter time back home always starts one month before with the families buying the dry cod to make Bolinho de Bacalhau or Bacalhoada (a kind of cod stew with potatoes, olives, lots of olive oil, tomotoes, egg and onion – recipe coming soon). Bolinho de Bacalhau is such an easy recipe for entree while the family wait for the main meal. The ingredients are very simple but it is full of flavour. Ingredients 450g wet salted cod fish fillets 450g unpeeled potato, cooked and mashed 50g red onion,…

  • Mains

    Beef Lasagna – Lasanha de Carne

    Normally in our house, it’s my husband who likes to cook lasagna and pasta sauces, but every now and then I give it a go: not to show him I can cook it better than him, but just so I don’t forget this kind of cooking. Back in Brazil I grew up thinking that lasagna was something fancy because my mum never really knew how to make it and because it was so different from what she usually made. Once in a while, my neighbour Lia would make some extra and bring it to me and my brother – we thought it was the most amazing thing in the world.…

  • Brazilian Food

    Pão Delícia – Delicious bread

    Pão delícia or delicious bread when translated to english, is a traditional Brazilian bread that you can really only find in the state of Bahia. It’s super easy to make if you compare it with other kind of bread, and also light in texture and colour. It’s normally served plain or filled with cheese sauce and fine grated parmesan cheese to give a touch of savoury flavour Dough 500g Flour type 00 50g sugar 14g dry yeast 40g milk powder 1 egg 230ml cold water 10g salt 50ml oil 50ml water Steps In a bowl combine flour, sugar, yeast and milk powder. Add egg and slowly add the first quantity…