Avena is a South American beverage prepared with stewed oatmeal, milk, water, cinnamon, clove and sugar.
These sweet and nutty dessert or snack bars are extremely versatile – they are great as part of a dessert buffet, they can be served as a late-afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of coffee, or they can be wrapped in wax paper or plastic film to become part of a lunchbox lunch.
Brazilians grow up eating avocados as a sweet treat and whenever the fruits are ripe and tender, transformed them quickly into a delicious dessert. The basic recipe just calls for ripe avocados, milk, sugar and lemon or lime juice, although some families make their recipes adding condensed milk and heavy cream.
A popular ingredient in Brazilian desserts, Tapioca (sagu) is added to puddings and cake recipes and often consumed with different forms of coconut and condensed milk.
An easy and delicious Brazilian dish of chicken and prawns braised in coconut milk. Dried shrimp, garlic, ginger and crushed cashews add extra crunch and flavour to this recipe.
This simple sponge cake is not only laced with passionfruit, it is then drizzled in a rich passionfruit syrup for a double dose of tangy sweetness.
Coxinha (little chicken thigh), is a popular food in Brazil consisting of chopped or shredded chicken meat, covered in dough, moulded into a shape resembling a chicken leg, battered and fried. History Coxinhas were originally made with a chicken thigh, which its traditional shape is meant to resemble. In its modern processed form it may […]
These delicious, garlicky zucchini slices, lightly sautéed and marinated in olive oil, make a great side dish for grilled meats.
Rabanadas differ from French toast in several ways (though both are a great way to use up stale bread). Rabanadas are commonly enjoyed as a dessert or afternoon treat, rather than as a breakfast food. The bread is soaked in milk and/or wine, dipped in egg, and then deep-fried in oil.
Served with a garden salad and fries this delightfully tender marinated chicken is a winner in summer or winter. Make sure to allow it to marinate overnight to get full benefit of the flavours.