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Salgados: The Brazilian Pastel

Jan 13, 11 Salgados: The Brazilian Pastel

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Throw Another Pastel in the Oil for Me No matter where you go in Brazil, you’ll probably encounter the ubiquitous Brazilian Pastel. Any small sidewalk food stand will have a deep fryer with these little square pastries puffing up in the hot oil. They’re usually sold four or five at a time with a cup of juice or soda for a...

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The Famous Brazilian Cheese Bread: Pao de queijo

Nov 29, 08 The Famous Brazilian Cheese Bread: Pao de queijo

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Brazil is hungry for the ball! But I’m not talking about Brazilian football (soccer). I’m talking about another national passion, known as pão de queijo, or the cheese ball. This tasty morsel is a cheesy bread ball made with cheese, eggs, oil, salt, and manioc flour. The best are said to come from the Minas Gerais Region, where...

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