Pão de Mel (Remember me?)

30 May

Damn, I suck at blogging. Sorry guys.

But look! I’m back! And I’m gonna share a really delish vegan baked good with you.

Last weekend was Carnaval in San Francisco! And as I’ve done in the past, I hosted a brunch post-parade viewing. I wanted to cook stuff that I could prep the night before and do minimal work on the next morning so I could spend a lot of time watching the parade and not a lot of time in the kitchen. My menu was a vegan brunch casserole with soyrizo, potatoes, black beans, chiles and “cheezy sauce,” but I made it up and forgot to write down amounts so NO RECIPE FOR YOU. But I also made some kick ass green salsa (which I *will* share with you in the future), fruit salad, and the recipe below for pão de mel.

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Pão de mel is Portuguese for “Honey Bread.” It’s kinda like Brazilian gingerbread. But better cuz it’s dipped in chocolate. And I was super excited to find a vegan version cuz it’s tasty and super popular with brunchy crowds.  I found the recipe on Foodologie.com, and made very few changes. It’s a great recipe!

Pão de Mel (makes 12 muffins)

2 cups of whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tbsp baking soda
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup almond or soy milk
2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all of the dry ingredients,then add all the wet ingredients and mix well.

Pour the batter into cupcake/muffin tins lined with paper liners. Fill them 1/2 way up (add more if you have left over batter, but try not to go above 3/4 full). Put them in the oven for 30ish minutes. Check to see if they’re done by sticking a sharp knife or tooth pick in the center of one, then pull it out to see if it’s clean.

While they’re cooling, put the chocolate chips in a glass or metal bowl and place it on top of a saucepan of boiling water. Stir the chips until they’re melted, then dip the tops of each muffin in the chocolate and put aside to let the chocolate harden.

Muito bom!

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2 Responses to “Pão de Mel (Remember me?)”

  1. Karla @ Foodologie May 30, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    Yummm!

  2. Marti Mïllër Häll September 10, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    I really have no comment, I’m just mesmerized by these things and how easy they sound. ((drool))

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