Chouriço Bread | Pão com Chouriço

My grandma’s chouriço bread was the best. No one in the world could / can make such bread as her. I don’t know if it was her hands, the way she kneaded or something else; the truth is, her chouriço bread was one of a kind.

And I don’t say this because my grandma’s food is better than yours, but because it was for real. When Cantinho de São João existed – a small house where served food and snacks during the weekend in my hometown -, she was one of the cooks and the responsible one for making bread. Everyone loved her bread! When the “restaurant” closed, it was still possible to see people during weekends looking and asking where that famous pão com chouriço was

When she passed away, my mother and aunt were – and still are! – the responsible to make bread in our family reunions. I must admit, they’re good and I like their bread, but it tastes different. Or maybe is just me, that misses my grandmother a lot.

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Chicken & Pumpkin Pies | Empadas de Galinha e Abóbora

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I always said I would include some recipes of my meals and Portuguese dishes besides all the pastry/baking recipes in my blog – although it will always be a baker blog and not a food blog per se.

Today is that day. Today’s recipe was created for Lourinhã page and therefore I decided to share it with you too – you can find the Portuguese version here and here.

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Chouriço Muffins | Queques de Chouriço

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Who ever tried Portuguese chouriço? And who likes it? ME!

Chouriço, or, as for many is known, Portuguese sausage. The thing is that chouriço is not a sausage, neither in the taste nor in the look.

It is an enchido, a pig’s innards filled with pig’s meat and pig’s fat, with lots of spices. Then, the innards are laced with a knot and hanged over a traditional chimney, where it gains it form like a horseshoe.

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