Sweet Farofa Recipe

sweet farofaA little while ago I received an e-mail from one of my favorite blogs (O caderno de receitas) with a recipe for sweet farofa. For anyone wanting to try a new farofa recipe this one is perfect. It goes really well with pork or turkey. If there is anything in the recipe that you do not like or don’t have at home, you can simply leave it out.

Enjoy this recipe!

80g bacon, cubed or chopped finely
Olive Oil
½ onion, grated or chopped finely
50g prunes, chopped
50g raisins
50g chopped brazil nuts
50g chopped walnuts
250g breadcrumbs or farinha de mandioca

Put some olive oil in a frying pan, add the bacon and fry on a low heat. When beginning to brown add the onion and continue to fry. When the onion begins to soften and brown, add the prunes, raisins, brazil nuts and walnuts, continue to fry, mixing regularly. Add the breadcrumbs or farinha de mandioca a little at a time, mixing well after each addition to make sure that everything is well incorporated. If the breadcrumbs or farinha de mandioca begin to get dry you can add some more olive oil (you want the flour to be humid, but not wet). Serve warm or at room temperature together with meat, rice and beans!

Thank you to ‘O caderno de receitas’ for this wonderful recipe!

Photo credit: http://ocadernodereceitas.com.br/2015/12/29/farofa-doce-da-minha-mae-sugestao-para-o-ano-novo/


Blackberry Mousse – Mousse de Amora

Blackberry MousseOne of my favorite deserts is Passion Fruit Mousse. Whenever I am in a rush to make a desert or just want a quick and simple dessert I usually make passion fruit mousse. This dessert is so simple, it takes five minutes to make and everybody absolutely loves it. There really is no way you can go wrong with this dessert.

Sometimes though, I like to change the flavor of the mousse and usually I will opt for a blackberry mousse. A lot of times when I make a blackberry mousse everyone gets pleasantly surprised and absolutely love the change from passion fruit mousse.

If you like passion fruit mousse, definitely give this recipe a go. If you have fresh blackberries this recipe is a must!




1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can cream
1 cup of blackberry concentrate or fresh blackberry juice without seeds

Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend together well for approximately 3 – 5 minutes or until the mixture is well incorporated and thick. Pour into a bowl, decorate with fresh blackberries, and leave in the fridge for an hour before serving.