Time for Pudim!

I present you the Brazilian favorite of all times, the pudim of condensed milk (or some kind of Condensed Milk Flan)!

This dessert is one of my particular favorites. I don’t know if is the sweetness of the condensed milk or the caramel the flows all over it, but it is a sensational treat able to calm the most reluctant beasts. 🙂

The best part is the fact that despite of being a sweet treat, it is light, creamy and it shall be served cold(!), making them the perfect to finish to that amazing barbecue on the porch.

It is possible to add other flavors (fruit or chocolate) to it as well without the risk of ruining it, but the simple and traditional way is definitely my Achilles heel.

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Happily Ever Afters

If you have a sweet tooth, these beauties are definitely for you.

A tradition in Brazil, borrowed from Portugal, the “bem casados” (happily marrieds, or, for me, happily ever afters) are a gift the newly weds give to their beloved guests for having attended the ceremony.

Despite the variations that are popping up (brownies and gingerbread based; with chocolate, lime, pistachio and pecan fillings) they normally consist of two small circle of sponge cake attached by a decadent dulce de leche filling and coated with sugar. They are fluffy, moist, sweet (have I mentioned sweet? I think I need to emphasize it… ;)) and a party in your mouth. I could risk saying they are the macaroons of cakes, but without all the crumbling.

I’ll be posting some recipes soon and this is one that you should surely try.

Happily Ever Afters