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Brigadeiro de Maracujá – Passion Fruit Brigadeiro

Brigadeiros are often described as a cross between a truffle and a fudge. A favorite treat at kid’s birthday parties in Brazil, the original version is made with condensed milk and chocolate. In the 1940’s during Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes’ run for president the ladies who supported him sold the chocolate sweet at fundraisers. His campaign…

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Limonada Suiça (Brazilian Limeade)

Literally translated ‘Limonada Suiça’ means ‘Swiss Lemonade’, but it is neither Swiss nor a lemonade, funny enough. If you are looking for a refreshing drink that is easy to prepare, look no further. ‘Limão‘ is the Portuguese word for both lemons and limes, hence the confusion. The original recipe called for condensed milk, which way back in the…

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Brazilian Mango Mousse

  If you have been following our blog, you already know that Brazilians love anything made with condensed milk. I am no exception. You might have tried our Passion Fruit Mousse and we would like to show you how with the same base you can create any other fruit mousses just as easily. Brazilian style…

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Bolinho de Aipim (Manioc Fritters)

‘Bolinho de Aipim’ is a typical Brazilian bar snack that you will find all over the country. In Rio manioc is called ‘Aipim’, in other parts of the country it is called ‘mandioca’ or ‘macaxeira’. Many Brazilians prefer the manioc root over french fries. Manioc starch, the main ingredient in pão de queijo, is derived from…

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Brazilian dessert: Passion Fruit Mousse

Brazilian desserts are famous for being rather sweet. Brazilians love anything made with condensed milk. I am no exception. Add  the tartness of passion fruit and you have one of the country’s favorite desserts. It is served at dinner parties and appears on restaurant menus across the country. There are a number of Brazilian desserts that use…

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