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Sagu (Brasilian Grape Tapioca Pudding)

Filed under :Brazilian Recipes

2/3 c tapioca pearls

2 c grape juice

1/4 c sugar (taste)

Cook pearls in water, until transparent. Rinse the pearls in water until it isn’t as gooey.

In a medium sauce pan bring the sugar and the grape juice to slow boil.  Add the tapioca pearls.  Let it cook for a little bit until it thickens. Let it cool, refrigerate and serve.  This makes about 4 servings. You can double the recipe, just make sure to keep an eye on the amount of juice you add.  Sometimes the tapioca thickens the juice very fast.  If you feel it necessary, you can add a little more juice.  If it is not thickening very quickly, remember it will thicken as it cools.  This all depends on how well you were able to rinse pearls. It can get really gooey!

Corn Cake (Bolo de Milho)

Filed under :Brazilian Recipes, Desserts

Since it is June, I thought I would post a traditional food from the Brasilian celebration of Festa Junina.  During this party you will find many flavorful brasilian dishes made of corn, coconuts, peanuts, cassava and many others.  It is a celebration that once experienced will never be forgotten. The music, dances and costumes are definitely something to remember.  Here is a little nostalgic recipe I share with you.  Hope you like it:

Bolo de Milho Molhadinho

1 can corn (rinse and can and use it for the next measurements)

1 can of corn meal (fuba)

2 eggs

1/2 can oil

1 1/2 can sugar

1 can milk

100 grms parmesan cheese


1 T baking powder

Add all ingredients into the blender.  Blend until smooth.  Butter and flower a cake pan (i used a 10 inch round cake pan).

Preheat the oven to 350.  Bake it until a tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Once the cake is done drizzle the following mixture on top:

1/2 can sweetened condensed milk

1/4 c milk

Mix well, pour on top of baked cake.  Sprinkle the cake with shredded coconut.

Other dishes you may find at Festa Juninas:

Arroz Doce



Bolo de Fuba

Quentao  (I make it a little different, instead of cachaca I use grape juice 😉


Amendoim Doce

Doce de Leite


Pinhao Cozido


Bolo de Macaxeira (pros meus amigos do Norte 😉