Brief guide to Brazilian food and drinks + one recipeNovember 15, 2018
A popular food in Brazil – meat, veggies and traditional cakes
Brazil is famous for its cuisine all over the world and there is no doubt, that the basic ingredients in traditional Brazilian food are meat. But it’s not impossible to eat amazing vegetarian Brazilian dishes either and most importantly, traditional Brazilian cakes and popular desserts are the biggest mindblowers there. Look at the variety of food you can find in Brazil, and find a recipe for easy Brazilian desserts in this article.
Popular Brazilian desserts
I will start with what lies the closest to my heart – sweets. No doubt I gained back all the weight I lost after 2 months in Bolivia. Brazil is full of treats that will skyrocket your sugar level up to the skies. The most famous and traditional Brazilian cakes definitely are Pudim de Leite condenzado (pudding from condensed milk), but to my favourite belong brigadeiro and tapioca pudding.
Brazilian fruits and vegetables
Brazil is a paradise for fruit and veggie lover as I am and I could easily compensate for the lack of Brazilian vegetarian dishes in restaurants by buying fresh fruits and veggies in the market. Very fast our typical Brazilian breakfast consisted of various fruit and freshly squeezed orange juice.
Popular Brazilian drinks
When you think about Brazilian beaches, this picture isn’t complete without a drink in your hand. For us, this drink was beer, caipirinha and coconut water – my new addiction.
Brazilian street food and snacks
When in Brazil, you cannot leave without trying their typical street food and snacks. My absolute favourite was cozinha and Primož indulge himself with delicious pastels.
Brazilian Fish dishes
Though fish is a usual meal at the seaside, we actually enjoyed it the most after our arrival to Bonito, a small natural paradise close to the Bolivian and Paraguayan border.
Bufet & por kilo
Buffet and por kilo restaurants were our lifesavers in Brazil. Not only they are usually the cheapest eating options, but in many small cities, it was the only way for me how to get a good vegetarian meal.
Recipe for easy Brazilian desserts
These delicious chocolate balls called brigadeiro are loved in Brazil and you can easily prepare them at home too. All you need are 3 ingredients and the right stirring skills to make the perfect thick batter.
What you need:
- Can of condensed milk
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Some butter
How to prepare it:
Combine condensed milk with 1 tablespoon butter and 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder in a medium pan over medium heat. Cook while stirring until it thickens, it takes about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and either poor to small bowls to eat as pudding or wait till it cools down to form small balls. You can cover the balls with various toppings such as white chocolate, chocolate chips, coconut or even filled them with pieces of fruit or nuts.
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Brief guide to Brazilian food and drinks + one recipe