Below are 2 special festive Brazilian recipes for you to try. Taught to us by Daniela Paiva. These two delicious dishes go so well together! See below for list of ingredients and method. You can find most ingredients on online stores. Just search sour starch or manioc starch.
Cheese Bread (Pão de queijo)
250 g of Sour Starch (Polvilho azedo) + 250 g Manioc Startch (Polvilho doce)
150 ml milk
150 ml water
2 medium egs (more eggs if the batter gets dry)
100 ml vegetable oil
2 cups, approximately 150 ml, grated cheese (i used Parmesan)
Mix the sour starch and the manioc starch with a bit of salt. Warm the water (do not boil). Add the water to the mix. In a pan, boil the oil and the milk. Use your hands to mix the starch with the water. Add the oil and the milk to the batter. Add the eggs. Mix. Add the cheese. Mix with your hand pulling the batter towards yourself and using the tip of your fingers until it becomes a dough. Butter a tray. Make round balls (you can freeze some of them. Just put them in a plastic bag). Bake in the oven for 180 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.
1 litre Coke
Garlic, onion, red wine vinegar and cloves
Season the ham with garlic, onion, red wine and cloves spiked/pressed into the ham overnight night.
On the next day, put on a tray and add 1 litre of coke. Bake it until soft, about 60 min. Open the door and brush it with the coke every 20 mins.
Angel hair (Fios de ovos)
(Yellow strands you can see in photo above, so delicious!)
3 dozen egg yolks
1 kg sugar
3 cups of water
You could use a funnel .
Separate the egg yolks from the white. Put the egg yolk in a sieve and let it drip. Break the eggs with the shells.
Boil the sugar with the water. Drip the egg yolk inside the syrup, let it cook a little and take it off gently with a large spoon. Place it on a bamboo surface (ideally). Every time you repeat this process, add water if you need and let it boil again. When finishing the egg yolks, let the syrup boil and simmer. Mix with the angel hair and let it sit for a day in the fridge. You can put them into glass jars and freeze it.