"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Pćo de Mel, a Brazilian Honey Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ana Elisa Martins
Added: Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
17 ounces honey
3 tablespoons grated chocolate
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
5 cups all purpose flour
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon baking soda

Directions:
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350ŗ F;
2. Butter a rectangular cake pan;
3. Heat the first five ingredients in a saucepan on the stove, but do not let boil;
4. While warm, add the flour, the beaten egg and the baking soda diluted in warm water;
5. Pour the mixture into the buttered pan, without filling too much;
6. Place cake pan in oven for about 45 minutes to an hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean;
7. Unmold, and when cool, cover with a chocolate icing.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutos
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe was provided in Portuguese by my cousin Ana Elisa (who, by the way, speaks English very well!). Pao de mel is the Brazilian equivalent to the German Lebkuchen, the American Gingerbread or the French Pain d'Epices.

 

 

 

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