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February 23, 2012

Coco[nuts] for Carnival






























The confectioner of the  house has always been my elder sister, Adelaide. She used to bake delicious cakes and puddings, sometimes without impressive embelishments, but that were always absolutely divine in what  taste was concerned. They always had that home-made look of food made with time, dedication and lightness and the smoothness on the palate result of those who appreciate what they are doing. I used to look up to my sister Adelaide as the example to be followed in her culinary skills, but I admit it took me a long way to get there. As I had an unexpected family reunion lunch and it was Carnival [that to me has somehow lost its magic, but that I used to love when I was younger for the opportunity of disguising myself and putting make up on] I picked one of the infallible recipes of my sister and gave it my personal stamp, adapting it to the Carnival theme festivities and to the invitation of the joy of the appeal to sociability and I garantee you it disappeared in the blink of an eye!It's Carnival - no one will blame you! ;)

Ingredients:
  • 1 tea cup flour
  • 1 soup spoon yeast
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 1 can of milk
  • 125 gr grated coconut
Pre-heat the oven 190ºC/ 4 gas

In a bowl mix everything together for about 5m. Put the dough in a cake mould lightly greased with butter and sprinkled with flour. Put it in the oven for about 35 minutes.

Cover:
  • sour cream
  • 4 soup spoons of sugar
  • food colouring
  • grated coconut

A doceira da casa sempre foi a minha irmã mais velha, Adelaide. Fazia bolos deliciosos, sem grandes decorações, mas absolutamente divinais no que concernia ao paladar. Tinham sempre aquele aspeto caseiro da comida confecionada com tempo, dedicação e leveza e o sabor daqueles que apreciam o que estão a fazer. Eu tinha a minha irmã como o exemplo a seguir nos seus dotes culinários - mas admito que tardei a chegar lá. Como tive uma almoço familiar inesperado e estávamos na época carnavalícia [que para mim já perdeu o seu encanto, mas que eu costumava adorar quando era mais nova pela oportunidade tanto de me disfarçar, quanto de me maquilhar] peguei numa dasreceitas infalíveis da minha irmã e dei-lhe o meu cunho pessoal, adaptando-a à época festivaleira do Carnaval e ao convite à alegria do convívio salutar e garanto-vos que desapareceu num ápice! É Carnaval - ninguém leva a mal!

Ingredientes:
  • 1 chávena de chá de farinha
  • 1 colher se sopa de fermento
  • 4 ovos temperatura ambiente
  • 1 lata de leite condensado
  • 1 lata [a mesma]de leite
  • 125 gr de côco ralado
Pré aquece o forno 190ºC/ 4 gas

Mistura tudo numa taça e bate cerca de 5m com a batedeira. Coloca a massa na forma ligeiramente untada com manteiga e polvilhada com farinha. Leva ao forno cerca de 35m.

Cobertura:
  • natas para montar
  • 4 colheres de soupa de açúcar
  • corantes alimentares
  • côco ralado















































































83 comments:

  1. Such a pretty (and I'm sure delicious) cake! I'm going to file the recipe away in my to make list :)

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  2. This is too cute! I absolutely love baking cakes and cupcakes! Darling job! And good pictures!
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  3. Followed you, you are very dear !;):);)

    A big kiss from Brazil !;):):)
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  4. what a beautiful cake! I'm sure it tasted just as delicious as it looks! Thank you so much for the comment on my blog! It was so sweet and meant a lot to me! I am now following you :)
    -Nancy
    fanceeenanceee.blogspot.com

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  5. Looks delicious and turned out so pretty! And those candles are brilliant! I love sparkles :)

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  6. This looks amazing and yummy! Must try it! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog lovely!

    xoxo
    daringcoco.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh yappy and a beautiful setting too! I should try this one day!

    xx
    Dasha Gold
    www.thetrendspotter.net

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  8. fiqueii com imensa fome. nhamy =P

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  9. That looks so yummy. And very pretty.

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  10. really adorable setup. the cake is decorated so perfectly and looks delicious xx
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  11. Wow. That looks delist. ESP the whole setting, with flowers and all !

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  12. Oh heavens that slice in the last photo looks divine. The table setting is so bright and happy it makes me smile too!

    -Shelly

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  13. amazing!!!!!!!!
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  14. So beautiful. Great pictures in this foodie post!

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  15. that cake looks incredible! the decorations are lovely :)

    x

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  16. So so beautiful! What fabulous photographs hun! I'm in love with the recipe, color scheme and everything! It was so great reading your comment on my blog :) You were so genuine and sweet and thanks for the follow! I'm definitely following your blog hun :) Your quote in the header from Yeats won me over immediately.

    xxx
    -S

    http://www.gingerandlace.blogspot.com

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  17. OMG how delicious!! I want cake now haha
    Thanks for the sweet comment on Glitterati and Glamour; I'm following you now and would love to have you follow back through Google Friend Connect as well :)

    xoxo,
    Paris

    glitteratiandglamour.blogspot.com

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  18. oohhh that looks and sounds delicious my mouth is watering. Love the icing on the top. I love coconut. dee x

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  19. Beautiful! :)
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  20. I'm a little disaster on the kitchen.. It looks great!

    xxx
    - Laura
    http://ucouldbemysomeone.blogspot.com

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  21. Que pinta y que tazas tan bonitas.
    Un beso.

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  22. It's absolutely beautiful. The decorations are amazing. This looks so yummy !
    Great photos.
    xx

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  23. Olá gostei muito do blog, vou seguir ;)
    Me segue também?

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    beijo com carinho

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  24. OMG! Isto tem um aspeto maravilhoso. Se vivesses lá em casa eu pesava 100kgs mas era feliz :) Vou ver se amanhã trago as malassadas! Beijinhos

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  25. Well done! I'm loving the colors and the cake and that you took photos of the process...I'm never able to do that, no matter how well intentioned I am!

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  26. mmm that looks so good! thank you for sharing! i definitely will try this!!

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  27. awesome blog. love this post. we definitely have similar style

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  28. That look sreally nice! wish i can taste ;)

    Love, Suzanne
    http://becomethefashion.blogspot.com/

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  29. yummmm!! what a great set up too =)

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  30. That cake is such a work of art; but I also love the tablescape you've created. Gorgeous! :)

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  31. I love this cake, just the look of it is lovely. xx

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  32. Your blog is wonderful -- love the thoughts you expressed and the photos you captured -- JOY in color! Just added you to my "favorites" and look forward to reading more of your posts!

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  33. can I come for a coffee and cake? wow! looks amazing!!!!

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  34. so much color! i love it!
    thanks so much for your sweet commments :)

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  35. mmmmm yummi! This cake is perfect from its picture to its clours! :D

    Kisses xx

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  36. That looks very delish! I will definitely try the recipe! xoxo

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  37. Wow this cake looks so nice!!! :) Thnx for the follow, i adore your posts and I will be following you! :) Kisses!!!

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  38. Que bolo tão bonito!

    Participa no giveaway do meu blog, em parceria com a Pampa Mia :)

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  39. I love the pearlized beads on the cake, looks so pretty. Those glitter candles are amazing too.

    xoxo
    http://www.thewrittenrunway.com

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  40. This looks so delicious! Great photos!

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  41. Hi!!
    I loved your post! I love to see recipes as good and well done and the cake looks delicious!
    I answered your comment on my blog! Thank you!

    Rebeca.
    http://multistyleblog.blogspot.com

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  42. This one is truly great tutorial about it. As I have found fantastic way to make the same one. It's truly looking one of elegant stuff for me to surprise my wife at my wedding anniversary. Thanks for sharing some of beautiful idea. It's truly fantastic.

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  43. ñum... Delicious cake!!!
    I follow you
    xoxo

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  44. look delicious. would be great if you could take a minute and visit also my blog.

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  45. What a fun, festive cake! Thanks for visiting my blog. I will most definitely be following!

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  46. This is amazing, this looks so delicious and I love the green and yellow decoration!

    Alexandra xo

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  47. gosh that looks so delicious!!!

    xx Daisy

    -> MY BLOG <-

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  48. It looks so pretty and sweet! Almost makes me not dare to eat it but looks super yummie too! Lovely to find your comment on my blog, see you soon!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  49. Oh, yum yum! That cake looks delish and I adore your polka dot mug! :)

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  50. Mmmmmmmmm pero que buena pinta y que buena presentación!!!me ha encantado!!y bueno de la decoración me enamoré de esas velas brillantes....que ambiente tan bonitoooo:)

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  51. this looks AMAZING

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    xx

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  52. This cake looks terrific, great decoration!

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  53. WOWWWWW what an amazingly beautiful cake!! Love your blog, thank you so much for you sweet comment on mine :))

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  54. Wow.. Your blog is so lovely.. I also follow you now :)

    Xo Stephanie

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  55. ai... que tu és muito prendada :) Isso não se faz, estás sp a por água na boca ao pessoal... eheheh

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  56. Such a lovely cake, it looks gorgeous! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.com/

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  57. Mmm love it, that cake looks super delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  58. It's really mean to put picture of cake that I can't eat! :P
    I'm seriously drooling! :D


    if you like, please check my DIY Jeffrey Campbell Tick Studded Wedges.

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    xx H

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  59. mmm looks lovely.
    love your blog I will be folowing

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    would love it if you dropped by and followed back :)

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  60. i should not of stumbled across this post when I am starving and really want some cake! I have a gym class to go to women! lol

    Suzi x

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  61. Your blog is very sweet.I follow you now.Would you like to follow me back?
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  62. Yum it looks soo delicious!:) Congrats!:) Kisses!:) xoxo

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  63. great cake and decoration table tooo! eu vou a segui-la so aprendoa falar portugues com os post em ingles e portugues! xxx

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  64. The cake looks so good ! thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog, hope you stop by again soon! Have a great weekend! Best wishes

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  65. yamiii.)) like your blog! let`s follow each other!))

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  66. looks delicious and love the decoration x

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  67. It looks so yummy!!!

    Arra
    theprincessonthebrink.blogspot.com

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