My first Portuguese teacher was named Mimi (Miriam); she was from São Paulo. On the last day of class, she brought a delicious, Brazilian treat for the class. It was sweet and spicy.
Honey, spices and chocolate, an interesting combination. Ever since, I’ve wanted to make it.
A few days ago, I stumbled upon a blog and while perusing the recipes, I came across it!
Pão de Mel (Honey Bread)
from The Cookie Shop
2 cups flour
1/2 tbsp baking soda
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup oil (I used coconut oil)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup milk
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 F. Whisk together dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and combine well. Put batter into a greased and floured baking dish and bake for 30-40 minutes. As soon as you take it out of the oven, sprinkle with chocolate chips. As the chocolate chips melt, spread with a spatula. Allow to cool and serve.
I’m not sure why I love this stuff so much! Probably because it’s crazy sweet and has an interesting flavor combination. Let’s call it sweet and sassy. Reason enough to try it, right?
It’s a beautiful day out here! And it’s Friday!
Have a great day!