I have to make a power point about the country Brazil and I have to cook something for the people in my class to try. Can you guys give me an idea on what I should make with a recipe please?
1) Brigadeiro, it is very popular on brazilian birthday parties : http://www.tudogostoso.com.br/receita/114-brigadeiro.html http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/traditional-brazilian-chocolate-brigadeiro.html
2) Other candy very popular on brazilian birthday parties is 'Beijinho': http://allrecipes.com.br/receita/2210/beijinho-de-coco.aspx http://dessert.food.com/recipe/beijinho-de-coco-brazilian-coconut-balls-291303
Brigadeiro is delicious , but I realize that foregin people do like it so much.
Liyah, all of the ideas from everyone are really good. I would say the beiju would be perfect, but it takes some hard-to-find ingredients (tapioca starch--look in the gluten free section)
These are probably relatively easy for you to make and bring to class, the fried items can be reheated.
brigadeiro. Take a can of sweetened condensed milk, boil it in a pan with some butter(like a spoon or two) add half a cup of chocolate milk powder and stir constantly for about 5 or six minutes. pour onto a greased serving plate. It goes well with saltine or ritz/townhouse crackers. It's kind of like eating fudge or chocolate icing straight from the can.
Feijoada: cook black beans, polish sausage, shopped bacon, pork shoulder in a pot/crock pot. serve with shredded +sauteed kale, peeled and sliced oranges, white rice, and cornmeal that you have fried in a lot of butter with some onion until it's toasty and not raw(farofa de milho).
romeo e julieta : buy latin american guava paste (aka goiabada) and serve with sliced white cheeses (monteray jack, colby, provelone)
coxinha:(more difficult) These are little fried dumplings filled with creamy chicken. http://southamericanfood.about.com/od/snacksstreetfood/r/Coxinha.htm
Pasteis: use the shredded chicken filling from the coxinha recipe and put into wonton wrappers (like the instructions say) and deep fry.
but to be honest, my in-laws seem to only eat boiled sweet potatoes, chicken stew, beans and rice, ham and cheese sandwiches and steamed corn grits with a scrambled egg. repeat every-single-day...
Do you have access to tapioca flour to make a beiju filled with meat and cheese or fruit jelly? Do you have access to an oven to make pao de queijo? If you have a lot of cooking oil and dough, then pastels are also possible. But so much Brazilian food is exotic and ingredients are hard to find outside Brazil.
If you have access to a tea making equipment, maybe something that can make a large batch of the yerba mate tea from Southern Brazil. Coffee is exported from Brazil, any coffee specialty shop will have beans from there. But coffee as its served in Brazil, like the cafezinho, isn't necessarily special.
Obrigada pela troca de receitas, Liyah. Um site de receitas brasileiras fáceis de fazer: http://theamazingflavoursofbrazil.com/ (em inglês). An idea: you could bring some fresh fruit to your presentation, and teach your classmates their names in Portuguese while you all eat them. A name like "abacaxi" certainly makes a pineapple so much more exotic! You could also play a game, asking your audience to guess/match the Portuguese names of fruits on your last slide with the fruits you brought for them; have fun teaching them their pronunciation in PT. Boa sorte!
Hi Liyah. I should you cook something using banana. Brazilians food is hard to do but banana recipe is easy to make and delicious! Haha I hope i have helped you! Bye bye.
I could say that the most traditional food in Brazil is Bean, rice and something else.
Thank you guys for all the great suggestions. I found out that Brazilian recipes are really hard to find here so I decided to make torta de carne, something simple but Brazilian. Everyone loved my food and I plan to start making more Brazilian food. Theamzingflavoursofbrazil.com was an excellent site for information. If you want to see a picture of what I made and or my powerpoint then add me on Facebook and I can send you a copy. Thank you :)
OMG! No one said "Feijão Tropeiro" or "Salpicão", these are my favorites in the Sunday lunch :9 and what about "Palha Italiana"? I love this sweet. I can send you my mom's recipes, I think these recipes are easy to cook.