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Brazilian Sweets
 
 
Bolo de Maracujá
(Passionfruit Cake)
Courtesy of Iara <IL918@aol.com>

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
5 eggs separate
1 cup passionfruit pulp
100 g margarine
1 tbsp baking powder

Blend the passionfruit pulp, take the seeds out, and save them. Beat eggwhite to "snow point" and reserve. Beat well egg yolk + sugar + margarine. Add passionfruit. Add flour spoon by spoon, mixing well (don't beat it! mix with your hands). Mix well. Add baking powder and mix in. Pour into a greased bundt pan.

Detail: grease the pan, and pour bread crumbs on it, and take out the excess... only after that you may pour the cake in it. Bake on a preheated oven (medium).

Sauce: 2 cups passionfruit pulp (with seeds) + 2 cups sugar.

Cook on top of the stove, mixing well (do not boil!!) until you get a dense syrup. Take the baked cake out of the pan. Pour the sauce on it... and enjoy!!

Avocado Cream
Courtesy of Iara <IL918@aol.com>

As far as I know, Brazil is the only place where people eat avocado sweetened, and NEVER salted, like in salads, guacamoles, etc. If someone knows somewhere else where avocado is served as dessert, please let me know - add recipe please)

Try this recipe! In a blender, mix avocado (without seed!!!), sugar, lime drops and white wine. Chill and serve. A suggested proportion for 1st try (proportion certainly depends on how big and sweet is the avocado):

3 avocados (based on the size of North American specimens I've seen)
2 tbsp sugar
1 lime
1/2 cup wine

Brigadeiro
(Brigadier)
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2 cans condensed milk
4 egg yolks
1 tbsp margarine (unsalted)
2 tbsp chocolate powder
Chocolate sprinkles

For Microwave oven: Mix everything well in a bowl. Microwave for 5 minutes. Mix again. Microwave again 5 minutes. Mix very well - until homogeneous. After cooling, make balls (1" diameter) and roll over chocolate sprinkles.

If not in microwave: Mix and cook on top of the oven, NEVER stop mixing. (Good luck when washing the pan!) Try the brigadier! Yummmmm! 

 
 

 
 
 
 
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