Strawberry Heaven | Delícia de Morango

It has been a while since the last recipe; I even don’t know where to start. The truth is I’ve been going through difficult times. My oven decided to take some permanent vacations in the worst time ever, and between other happenings and a lot of work, the blog has been a little bit forgotten.

Well, not forgotten… Let’s say, it’s only with a little bit of dust! As my mind is always rambling and wandering through food and sweets, recipes and gastronomic experiences…

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Chocolate Bolo Rei

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What is the best way to start December? I can give you the answer right away: it’s with some Chocolate Bolo Rei! You can read here the story behind the cake. It’s a Christmas cake and we Portuguese, as well as in my house, are used to have it during the Winter months.

As soon as you eat the first slice, you’ll crave for more and more. It’s so delicious and although very fulfilling, you just can’t have enough.

The funny thing is that I actually started to enjoy more Bolo Rei – I found a way to ignore the crystallized fruit, not big fan! -, so now I’m always looking forward to buy or do some at home, and eat as much as I can.

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Bolo Rei and Bolo Rainha

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So, I hope that you had a great Christmas and a happy New Year just like mine! For the first time, this year, my family was all together and that made me really happy, like I wasn’t for a long time.

This year I only made one cake – our fantastic and famous Portuguese Bolo Rainha, but that only happened because I spent a huge time to prepare and cook Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon. And for the first time, I have to say – not too shabby, not to shabby at all!

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