My First Bread! Brazil’s Australian Bread

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I don’t know exactly how long it’s been since I said that I wanted to bake my own bread, the first time I said that, I was still in University, and that my friends, was ten years ago 😮 but hey, who’s counting?! am I right?! haha and what do I say a lot around here, better late than never! So last weekend I decided to try my luck….I went to the kitchen and started all from scratch! To tell you the truth, this is not foreign land to me, when I was in my teens and living with my aunt, I would help her to bake breads all the time, I was always in charge of the kneading! And if I would have continued baking bread even after I moved out, I would surely not have struggled as I did this time by kneading a bread for fifteen minutes, talk about weak arms…hahaha It was hard choosing a recipe, I didn’t want an american recipe because sometimes I just don’t wanna do the measurements conversions, its annoying sometimes (couldn’t we just all use the same measurements for everything?!). So I ended up searching for a brazilian recipe, and chose this one! We, Brazilians, know this bread as “Australian Bread”, but I am almost positive that this bread does not exist in Australia! hahaha it has that name because this bread is served at the famous “Outback” restaurants in Brazil…funny right?! hahaha So to make it simple, it’s a black bread! (but I’ll always call it australian bread! haha).

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Berry Clafoutis

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If you are planning to throw a dinner party this weekend, I know just the right and very, very easy dessert for you! Berry clafoutis! I first became acquainted with clafoutis in the beginning of the year, but it was actually a salty version with zucchini, but it was still very easy to make. I came across this recipe after looking up dessert recipes that were easy to make, both times that I did it, I didn’t have much time in my hands. And may I say that it may be simple, but it’s very delicious and light…the perfect dessert for us, because we eat quite a lot…hahahaha!

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Orange Cake

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Until now, not one single cake that I baked this year went wrong….so I just keep bakin’ and bakin’ 😀  To tell you the truth, I should have posted this last week, but I got really busy around here…better late than ever, right?!

These simple cakes are becoming highly addictive around here, I baked it again yesterday, which was perfect for a rainy afternoon 😀  This recipe comes again from Rita Lobo, brazilian cook that does amazing simple things in the kitchen, I’m using a lot of her recipes around here lately, can’t go wrong with them 🙂

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The Famous Brazilian Cornmeal Cake!

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Happy Tuesday, you guys!

I can’t believe how fast September is going, it’s almost already over 😮 I was supposed to post this last week, but I had a really bad case of PMS going on around here, I was so much irritated with everything….I couldn’t even stand myself…hahahha But now I am back to normal, so here I am…sweet as can be! ha!

I’ve been baking a lot lately, and I think that I finally learned to bake cakes! In the past, baking cakes was a total disaster…funny, right?! because they’re supposed to be easy, but not for me! Because of that, every time I bake a cake, I get really nervous, because I hate doing something in the kitchen that goes wrong, but nowadays I am becoming better with that (I swear).

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Treat of the Week

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I’ve been cooking a lot lately, not just everyday meals, but also baking. A few weekends ago, Rafa and I went to IKEA to buy some things for our apartment, and I bought some kitchen items that I wanted for a long time. Now that we have our 3 year residence visa to stay in Germany (thank you so much, God and Rafael, for all your hard work!), we can buy things without being afraid that it won’t fit in our luggage, let’s forget about moving back to Brazil for at least this period of time. Returning to the subject, since last year I wanted to try and make muffins, I’ve been craving them since I don’t know when…haha One of the things I finally bought, was a muffin pan, so I decided to try my luck and make my first batch last Sunday!

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Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter

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Hello you guys, look who’s back from the dead….I am! hahaha After taking a little vacay and spending some quality time with my family, I’m ready to write, write and write some more!

It has been a while since I wanted to share this recipe that I found online on the Joy of Cooking. It was my first recipe with butternut squash, truth be told, I didn’t do it all by myself, Rafael helped a lot! It’s not the kind of recipe you spend only a hour, prepare to reserve a whole afternoon for it 😉 But I assure you that you will be highly rewarded!

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Easy Meals

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I’m always searching the web for new recipes, I left my cookbooks in Brazil and I still don’t master the german language enough to buy german cookbooks, but that is on my list, of what I’ve seen in the bookstores here, there are a lot of interesting choices.

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