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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Carob Bread | Pão de Alfarroba

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Wow! Summer is almost ready to say goodbye. Sad, right? This Summer has gone by so fast, I still find it hard to believe!

The last months were really busy with work, spending time with family and friends; unfortunately not so much time to cook or bake for ourselves. With this, our food habits changed a little, meaning we didn’t had the time to eat right and healthy.

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Brioche au Chocolat

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Don’t you just love the smell of fresh baked bread in the early morning? I do!

It’s really hard for me, when I’m jogging during the morning and passing through all the bakeries in town… the smell of bread in the air is just to die for!

Thus, one of these days, I’ve arrived home motivated and just prepared a beautiful breakfast inspired in one of the many French goodies, brioche au chocolat.

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Pumpkin Bread with Walnuts | Pão de Abóbora com Nozes

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Abril, águas mil
– Portuguese quote and it couldn’t be more right! It seems the rain has come to stay for a while, ruining completely my Spring walks and plans.

I decided to do something more comfortable and fulfilling for these colder days – bread. I really like to bake bread at home, but it is something that requires a lot of time and energy, and I admit it, that is the reason why I don’t do it so often.

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