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Leite Creme (Portuguese Milk Custard)

Crème Brûlée in France, Crema Catalana in Spain, Trinity Cream or Cambridge Burnt Cream in England and Leite Creme in Portugal. Historical dessert and traditional in so many European households and beyond, the origins date back to the seventeenth century. It is known that the dessert was first recorded in the Chef Francois Massaliot’s cookbook, […]

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Ice-cream

Since my ice-cream post, I’ve been trying different flavors with the same base. I already did tangerine, strawberry and I’m delighted with all the possibilities. The good thing about it is that it can be made in any freezer covered container, there’s no need for special ice-creams makers, though I’m considering to get this Ice […]

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Spicy Lemon Butter Cookies

Hello cookies! Long time no see. But here I am redeeming myself for the fault. I think I can be forgiven with this butter cookies. I’m sorry, I can’t speak much, you see… those six up there just landed in my mouth… right now… excuse me a minute… or two. Ah, feeling better. The main […]

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Chickpea Curry on Coconut Basmati Rice

I was doing some research other day because I wanted to make my own curry mix and this captured my attention:  “The Portuguese importation of the chilli pepper from Brazil and their mixing of other Asian spices enabled the development of ‘curi’. The Indian curry dish ‘Vindaloo’, from Goa, is a contraction of the Portuguese […]

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Good Wholesome Morning

Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast (Lewis Carroll) Today let’s talk about the most important meal of the day. I can’t ever leave the house without having breakfast or I think I would be cranky and tired for the rest of the day. Doesn’t mean that I eat a huge […]

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The countdown to Christmas has started! As a special treat for the holiday, I’m honored to present to you the rabanadas, a traditional dessert eaten at Christmas time, very popular in the North of Portugal. Since I was little, I used to help my mom to prepare these on Christmas Eve, and it’s the perfect […]

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