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Bolas de Berlim (Fried Doughnut Pastries)

  Bolas de Berlim Makes about 22 pastries Bolas de Berlim are very popular in Lisbon.  Step into Confeitaria Nacional near Lisbon’s Rossio Square and you will find an array of pastries including Bolas de Berlim,  which are doughnut like balls of yeast raised dough, dusted with sugar. Offered up are plain Berlims and those filled with […]


Tailgate Suggestions – Superbowl

Looking for tailgate suggestions for the Super Bowl game?  Looking for some delicious things to cook up? Well, look no further!  Try the Portuguese Bean Stew in my first book, Portuguese Homestyle Cooking! Lots of potatoes, sausage and kidney beans is like chili but with different flavors..   Another tailgate suggestion that is a popular favorite on my menu is the […]

Torta de Bacalhau- Codfish Stuffed Potato Omelette Roll

  Day ahead: 1 pound boneless, skinless salted codfish,  soaked in cold  water, changing it several times over 24 hours Next Day: For the filling: 1- 1/2 cups thick Béchamel Sauce (see recipe below) 1 pound boiling potatoes, peeled and boiled until very tender ½ cup milk 8 large  egg yolks 8 large egg whites 1/4 cup olive […]

Carne Guisada com Batatas – Braised Chuck Roast

Carne Guisada com Batatas – Braised chuck roast is just what cold weather calls for.  It uses the 7 – bone chuck roast, referred to by some as “blade meat” is the best choice for this dish  The best use of blade and neck beef meat is to braise it slowly. This recipe is so very easy to […]