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Playing With the Food – III

18 de May de 2009


I love honey bread – it’s a very typical treat in Brazil, a honey spice cake covered in chocolate. I’ve been searching for a good recipe for ages, but always end up with dry cakes, or without enough honey taste.

But is like Yoda would have said:

The answer always close it is…

I was organizing some old recipes and found a piece of paper with a very beautiful handwriting. It said: “Honigkuchen” and a recipe for honey bread. I think who gave us the paper was our German neighbour, Gisela, many years ago. Tested and approved – a very moist cake, with lots of honey taste.

pão de mel

Pão de Mel (24 squares)

    • 2 cups flour
    • 1/2 tbsp baking soda
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 tsp grounded cloves
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
    • 1/4 cup canola oil
    • 1/2 cup honey
    • 1/2 cup milk

Preheat oven 350 F. Butter and flour a 20 X 30cm pan.

In the bowl of the electric mixer, sift together flour, baking soda, sugar, brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon and nut meg. Whisk well.

Add oil, honey and milk and fold with a large spoon. Beta in the electric mixer on medium speed for 3 minutes until smooth.

Pour the batter in the pan and bake for approx. 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the cake come out clean.

Icing suggestions:

In the original recipe, the icing is a very simple sugar/milk glaze. 1 1/2 cups sugar, drop some milk very slowly until you have a thick cream consistency. Pour over the warm cake. Let cool and cut in squares.

Easy peasy: chop 250g milk chocolate. Distribute the chopped chocolate over the very hot cake – the heat will melt it and you can spread with a spatula. Let cool and cut.

Or, cut the cooled cake in squares and cover in tempered milk chocolate.

pão de mel com fita

8 Comments leave one →
  1. 18 de May de 2009 16:59

    That looks delicious!!! Your Yoda quote I love. 🙂

  2. 18 de May de 2009 22:40

    Awesome! 🙂

  3. 30 de May de 2009 13:52

    That Lego guy in red is so TALL!!! Love your creativity! I will try it for my Portuguese housekeeper when I go back to Europe 🙂 Thank you for sharing the recipes. Oh…I’m adding you to my blog list!

  4. 16 de June de 2010 18:25

    Ah! I’ve been looking for a Pao de Mel recipe for a long time! My Portuguese teacher (about 4 years ago) made some for the class and I loved it! I’m excited to try this! Thanks!

  5. Francine Godoy permalink
    21 de March de 2011 19:38

    I think you are missing the eggs in that pão de mel recipe… or no eggs really in the recipe?

    • thecookieshop permalink*
      22 de March de 2011 3:39

      Eggless recipe, Francine. Não vai mesmo ovo nessa receita.


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