Cakes · Sem categoria

chocolate brigadeiro cake with cashew caramel crunch

  My daughter Julia claims that she does not like chocolate and was a little upset that I had picked a chocolate cake for our Valentine’s day dessert, but she quickly got over it when she saw that it involved brigadeiro filling, caramel crunch and a giant heart-shaped cookie cutter. I made a regular round version… Continue reading chocolate brigadeiro cake with cashew caramel crunch

Brazilian · Dessert · Sem categoria

palha italiana (Brazilian chocolate fudge and broken tea cookies squares)

  According to the Brazilian magazine VIP, 500,000 was the number of Brazilians who watched last year’s Super Bowl. In a country that breathes futebol, those numbers are huge. My interest in football and the Super Bowl continues to be limited to gathering with friends with comfort/party food and beer, watching the best commercials and seeing the most attractive couple on the planet (Tom… Continue reading palha italiana (Brazilian chocolate fudge and broken tea cookies squares)

Brazilian · Dessert · Sem categoria · Snacks

rabanada: a brazilian christmas tradition

It’s been a while. I’ve been mostly eating away during this vacation in Brazil, but I also found a couple of opportunities to cook with relatives in a leisurely way – a rare case when you have little people around. It is Christmas time and it still does not feel like it. Maybe after 10… Continue reading rabanada: a brazilian christmas tradition

Quick Meals · Sem categoria

Junction Bakery & Bistro + sweet potato grilled sandwich

If you are a local (Washington DC area) and you have not yet tried Junction Bakery & Bistro, wait no further. You will find high ceilings, big windows, beautiful floor tiles, not your usual pastries (chia and quinoa or chocolate and hazelnut bars), great coffee and a small but exciting menu. I’ve been going there with a… Continue reading Junction Bakery & Bistro + sweet potato grilled sandwich

Dessert · Sem categoria

thanks given and a lovely pie

You are probably in full Thanksgiving mode now, or you are all set and just doing the countdown for the cooking marathon to start. I am actually all done – our thanks were given during Canadian Thanksgiving this year, on Columbus Day. Now I am just going through the supermarket aisles wishing I could do it all over again. Call me… Continue reading thanks given and a lovely pie