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

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