Last week, my son and I had a big lunch and we were not too hungry, my husband was working late and we decided to have a light dinner, a Brazilian style dinner. Brazilians have their main meal at lunch time and dinner is usually left overs or coffee, bread and cheeses and/or cake, something small and light.
I asked my mom for the recipe of Pao Cacetinho, a Portuguese inspired bread sold in all bakeries in Brazil, tried making it for the first time, it was soooo good!
I hope you enjoy the recipe and try it at home!
½ pound of flour
15 g of yeast for bread
1 cup of warm water
15 g salt
1 spoon (soup) is margarine
Dissolve the yeast in a cup of warm water with sugar.
Mix the other ingredients.
Knead and up, pushing forward the dough with the palm of your hand and folding it over itself.
If necessary, place more water and more flour.
The dough should not stick to hands.
It should be light and spongy in appearance.
Leave for two hours.
Next, knead again and prepare the bread, giving it the desired shape and place on a greased board.You can make 20 small breads more or less.
If it is sticky, sprinkle more flour on top.
Let it rest for another hour.
Preheat the oven and brush the bread with water before putting it in the oven.
Bake for 40 minutes or less.
Serve it with butter and a plate with cheeses and ham, salami and other lunch meats.
Secreto: Use this recipe for bread to have breakfast as well, another Brazilian Favorite, Pao com manteiga ( bread with butter).