Tag Archives | condensed milk

How to Make Dulce de Leche

This is a post about how to NOT make dulce de leche and the good alternatives for this sweet treat. I believe everybody already heard about BPA, since much has been talked about baby bottles. As you may know, BPA, unfortunately among many other things, is present as well in canned foods, like beans, tuna, […]

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Tres Leches Cake

I first tried this cake about three years ago, when I was enjoying some vacation time mixed with work I came to do in the United States. By then I was still working in a full-time job in Lisbon which required me to travel many times. It was on one of those times when I […]

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Flan is definitively superb, outstanding in any table. What other dessert has this texture, this impressive shiny look, the colors and the pleasing flavor? No wonder that when my mother-in-law told me she also had a recipe for flan, my immediate reaction was: “Bring it on!”. Besides, I would have another opportunity to test my […]

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Stracciatella and Lemon Ice-cream

I love lemons. At our old house, we had a Meyer lemon tree and those were the best lemons I have ever tasted. They were big, round, juicy lemons and I used to pick one each morning from the back yard for my breakfast. They almost looked like yellow oranges, I wish we could have […]

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Perfect and Easy Brigadeiros

I remember the first time I tasted a brigadeiro. It was in a friend’s birthday party, when I was just a little girl and since then that special chocolate bonbon accompanied me on many more parties to come. It was always a hit in my birthday parties. It is a success in any kind of […]

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Cookies Ice-cream Cake

Or Cookies’n’Cream Ice Cream Cake. Or Maria Cookies Cake. Or Cookies’n’Cream Frozen Cake. Or just Cookies Cake. Whatever you name it’s always related to the original “Bolo de Bolacha”, which is obviously another Portuguese recipe I can’t get enough with. Last time I ate one of those was in Portugal in a family dinner and […]

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Chocolate Salami

Eat chocolates! Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates. (in Fernando Pessoa, Tobacco Kiosk, 1928) Today I made this traditional Portuguese dessert. In Portugal, you can find it in any store, but there’s no real one as the homemade. Naturally, many variations abound. It has to have Maria cookies, no doubt, but the almonds […]

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