Bolinhos de Chuva, or Rain Cakes, are a signature treat in Brazilian dessert making. Bolinhos de Chuva are deep fried golden dumplings covered with cinnamon and powdered sugar. They are made without much fuss and only need a couple of simple ingredients like flour, eggs, milk and baking powder. They are perfect for serving with some guests and especially those with a sweet tooth.
Feijão Tropeiro, or Cattleman’s Beans, is a traditional dish from the region of Minas Gerais in Brazil. Feijão Tropeiro combines dried beans sautéed with typical Brazilian ingredients like cassava flour, scallions, eggs, and bacon. This makes for a hearty and delicious signature Brazilian dish that is absolutely packed with flavor. This is not a dish that will leave you hungry wanting more, and is perfect for serving with guests.
Vinho Quente, translated directly as “Warm Wine”, is a very unique and traditional Brazilian drink that is most typically enjoyed during the Christmas season. It is a sweet drink that adds some chopped fruit along with a nice cinnamon flavor. Vinho Quente is the perfect drink for warming you and your guests up during the cold season.
Quibebe is a traditional and signature squash soup dish originating in Northeastern Brazil. It is a great butternut squash soup with addition of a unique spicy kick. It is typically served as an accompaniment or an appetizer before a meal. It has a very rich and thick creamy texture, and is a hearty soup with tons of flavor. It is quite simple and easy to make, and perfect for making during the winter when butternut squash is in season.