Brazilian Recipes, Vol. I

Hey you!

During this quarantine we have a little bit more time in our hands - and it can be great! As you can check here, we have a full list with things for you to do during this time to better enjoy it, from books to meditation and self care!

So, what about learning some new recipes - from BRAZIL - and try these different tastes that we assure to you... are amazing!

We’re about to blow your mind!! 
Heres comes two classic Brazilian recipes that you are going to fall in love with: Brazilian Cheese Bread & Kiwi Mint Caipirinha!

Get your pen and paper - and apetite, and follow these steps:

 

BRAZILIAN CHESSE BREAD

Gluten-free Brazilian cheese bread, or Pão de Queijo, made with tapioca flour, milk, eggs, olive oil, and cheese.  

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They’re a staple in every kitchen and a popular snack or breakfast food in Brazil. In fact, the smell of this baking fills the house with so much joy and warmth, you won’t be sorry. 

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It’s a traditional Brazilian recipe, from the states of Minas Gerais (where BH is!). 

Minas Gerais is popular for many amazing savory snacks and for the various amounts of cheese produced in the region.  Although we won’t be including Minas cheese this time around (usually sold at a Brazilian convenience store if you're curious) this recipe tastes great with some Parmesan!

Let us know what you think!

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P.S. Pair your cheese balls with some coffee, fruit and maybe even a slice of cheese for a classic Brazilian spread ☺️

Ingredients:

  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 4 cups Tapioca starch
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 9 oz Parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions:

In a pot, add in milk, olive oil and salt. Stir everything and bring it to a boil.

Turn the heat off and set aside. In a bowl, add in tapioca starch. Slowly and carefully pour in the hot milk mixture while mixing everything together at the same time, using a wooden spoon.

Mix everything as much as you can.

Once the mixture is not that hot to handle, mix everything with your hand. It will look crumbly.

Add in 3 eggs and immediately mix everything together. Then add in parmesan. Mix to incorporate everything and then knead until nothing sticks to your hand.

It's going to take a few minutes but don't worry.Take a piece of dough and form it into 1 inch balls. Place them on a baking tray with a baking sheet, 1 inch apart.

Bake in a preheated oven at 400ºF (200ºC) for 25 minutes or until the cheese turns golden brown and the balls are fully cooked. Best eaten warm!!

Brazilian Cheese Bread
via: El Mundo Eats

Kiwi Mint Caipirinha

Caipirinhas are one of the most popular drinks in Brazil! So, to start your weekend in an amazing way, here’s a recipe for an extra refreshing version of this Brazilian drink! Let us know how you enjoy it 😍

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Kiwi
  • 1/2 Lime3 Mint, fresh leaves
  • 2 Bar spoons of granulated sugar, scant
  • 2 oz Cachaca

 

Instructions:

Add lime and sugar to a large glass.

Muddle until sugar slightly dissolves (about 10 seconds).

Add quartered kiwi and continue muddling until kiwi is broken down.

Add mint leaves and muddle gently for a few seconds – be careful not to bruise the mint as it will become bitter.

Add mint leaves and muddle gently for a few seconds – be careful not to bruise the mint as it will become bitter. (Read blog post for more info.)

Add cachaça and a few cubes of ice. Stir for about 15 seconds and transfer to drinking glass.

Kiwi Mint Caipirinha  
via: Crowded Kitchen

CHEERS!

We hope you enjoy it!

Tags us when you prepare either the Cheese Bread of the Caipirinha! We would LOVE to hear what your comments are <3

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