Sunday, November 9, 2008

Comida Brasileira!

I'm taking a Portuguese class this semester (and will be for the next 2 semesters as well). I've also eaten at my fair share of authentic Brasilian restaurants. For these 2 reasons, I decided to try my hand at Brasilian cooking.

This is the sauce for the Brasilian Stroganoff. It's a little different from the American version I'm used to, and you eat it over rice instead of pasta.

The official name for these would be Pão de Queijo...or cheese bread. This was before they were baked. I got this recipe from my Portuguese teacher, who is Brasilian, so they were very authentic.

This is me making the dessert, called brigadero. Basically sweetened condensed milk and cocoa rolled into balls and covered with chocolate sprinkles. Delicious!

Guaraná. The infamous soda pop beverage of Brasil.

And here is a nice shot (not really, if only had Megan around :D). It shows the stroganoff complete with rice and matchstick potato chips as a garnish. To the side of that is the baked pão de queijo, and the Guaraná. We did have salad with the meal just to get some vegetables, but of course Matt says, "Oh, I'll just eat salad after I finish this."
Yeah. right.

And these are the completed brigadero. We ran out of chocolate sprinkles and had to use cocoa on a few of them. The recipe made quite a few, but as of today, this is all we have left. Like I said, they're delicious :)

This was me pretending to have a food blog for a minute. Just be happy I'm blogging at all! If you want any of the recipes, just let me know.


Lynette said...

Good job Jessica! I thought I had clicked to the martha stewart website! :) It all looks delicious! That is so great you are taking Portuguese and diving into the culture as well! I would love a copy of the recipes to try them. Especially the stroganoff!

Jill said...

Fancy and hopefully not gross.

Kimberly said...

And all this time I thought your cooking skills were somewhat limited :p Maybe if you had invited us we would have come all the way to Provo to eat some. ;)

Emily N. said...

I would really like the recipe for the chocolate cookie things with sprinkles. Those are about my speed!

Linda said...

Hi Jessica, I hadn't looked at your blog for a long time as every time I checked you weren't in Checotah anymore. Great job on the cooking. Your Mom would be proud!!
Love you forever, Linda

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Mark Weinberg said...

Nice authentic food post!

mom in mt said...

Can I just say....WOW!!!!!! I, of course, knew you always had it in you to be the next Rachael Ray! I just LOVE asking for recipes from my girls....Hillary's chili was I get to try ALL your Brasilian ya!!!!

M Wilkinson said...

Hey, I had some Guarana when I was in Sao Paulo back in October. It was pretty good!