• Desserts

    Orange cake

    My sister-in-law recently had a baby and we’re crazy about the little one. I wanted to help make her life a little easier by cooking something for her. While I won’t share all of those recipes with you guys, I will share this recipe of the orange cake I created for her for my second visit of the baby. I hope you enjoy it ūüôā   Ingredients zest of 1 orange juice of 2 oranges 3 eggs 150g sugar 80g almond meal flour 80g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 150g butter 1 tsp poppy seeds Steps Preheat oven to 180C Beat the sugar and butter until pale and fluffy…

  • Rabanada
    Brazilian Food,  Desserts

    Rabanada with Dulce de Leche

    Rabanada is nothing more than the Brazilian way to make French toast. We love to serve it on Christmas Day along with other dessert, but we also find an excuse to make it any time of the year because it is quite an easy dessert and everyone always like it. A few weeks ago, I had some people over to celebrate the day of Saint Cosmas and Damian and I made some food from my state of Brazil, Bahia. This was the third dessert after the Brigadeir√£o and Blueberry Tart, and the first one which people finished because like I said before, everyone likes it.   Ingredients bread* 1 can…

  • Blueberry Tart, Torta de Martilho
    Desserts

    Blueberry Tart

    This pie was one of the two favourites from our Brazilian lunch last week. I normally make it with ganache instead of the cr√®me patisserie, but because I made brigadeir√£o as well and that’s already quite rich, I decided to change this recipe a bit and make it lighter.   Biscuit Crust Ingredients 180g Marie biscuit crumbs 4 tbsp melted butter Steps Preheat the oven at 180C. Mix the two ingredients and place it in a cake or pie pan. Press it down, leaving it even in the pan, then bake for about 7 minutes. Let it cool down.   Cr√®me Patisserie Ingredients 60g sugar 25g cornstarch 3 egg yolks…

  • Brigadeir√£o
    Brazilian Food,  Desserts

    Brigadeir√£o

    You might have already seen the brigadeiro recipe I posted here before. These one is similar but it is a baked version of brigadeiro, more like a chocolate cr√®me caramel. It is quite simple and easy to make – really good for desserts on a Sunday since nobody is on a diet on this day of the week :). Ingredients 1 can condensed milk 1 can creamy evaporated milk* ¬Ĺ cup cocoa powder 3 eggs 1 tbsp butter, plus to grease 2 tbsp sugar Steps Preheat the oven at 180C Grease a cake pan (18 cm) with soft butter. Using a blender, add first the liquids and the dry ingredients…

  • Brazilian Food,  Desserts

    Manjar Branco with Pitted Prunes

    Manjar branco or manjar dos deuses is normally made with milk and sugar, but uses gelatine or corn starch to make it consistent. Served with fruits in juice,¬† the most popular fruit usedis¬† pitted prunes in juice. I’m not sure of there is a story of where it really comes from, but based on a quickly search on the internet, it seems like there is a French dessert called blancmange, which would be manjar branco in Portuguese, and white custard in English. I guess it must be one more dessert that the Europeans brought to Brazil. Ingredients 120g corn starch 160g sugar 200ml coconut milk 1L milk 320g pitted prunes…

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    Coconut Panna Cotta with Raspberry and Coconut Crumbs

    This recipe is so delicious and simple. I love it so much that I created a similar dessert with it for my wedding. The best thing is that you can serve this dessert with any main and change the raspberries for any other fruit, or change the coconut for oatmeal or nuts. Panna cotta Ingredients 1 1/2 cups coconut milk 1/2 cup thickened cream (for cooking) 1/4 cup sugar 3 gelatine sheets ¬ľ tsp vanilla essence Steps Soak the gelatine sheets in water. Mix the coconut milk, thickened cream, and sugar in a saucepan and let it warm up. Don’t allow it to boil. Remove the coconut milk mixture from…

  • Brazilian Food,  Desserts

    Brigadeiros – Brazilian Truffles

    The story goes that the Brigadeiro was created after the Second World War. The name was created to honour a military man that had the rank of brigadier (brigadeiro). By that time he was contesting to be the president of Brazil and because he was famous among women, the most devoted voters decided to create parties to make him more famous and raise funds for his political campaign. They wanted to make something different and unique. But at that time, because it was after the war, they didn’t have fresh ingredients such as milk so they decided to put together condensed milk, butter and chocolate, and like that they created…