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Bolo de gengibre e mel / Ginger and Honey Cake

A new, fresh recipe , just spotted a while ago…
Here’s the translated recipe..


1 lemon peel
1 1/2 tablespoons of fresh ginger
13 tablespoons of granulated sugar
7 tablespoons of honey
5 large eggs
2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder


Preheat oven to 350 F grease well and flour cake pan and leave aside

With the help of a food processor, finely grate the lemon peel and the already peeled ginger and mix with sugar.
Add then the honey and eggs and beat well.
Finally add the flour and baking powder and beat well.
Place the dough in greased pan and bake about 30-35+/- minutes or until cooked through (since oven’s vary)

Remove from pan, let it cool before enjoying!!
original recipe found on

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Bolo de mel com nozes e figos secos / Honey cake with walnuts and dried figs

Since were having unseasonable colder weather lately… It really make’s me want to bake more than usual.
Today, I found this recipe and I can’t wait to make it!!

Here’s the translated version of the recipe…


100g /5 tablespoons of honey
300ml/ 1 1/4 cups of milk
80g / 6 tablespoons of margarine
80ml/ 5 1/2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
2 eggs
180g/1 cup of sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
80g/ 1/2 cup of diced dried figs
100g/ 1 cup of chopped walnuts
300g/ 3 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking dessert powder

Preheat oven to 180. ºC. Grease a round Cake pan with margarine and line bottom with parchment paper, smearing it well and set aside.
Place in bowl honey, milk, margarine and oil. Place in the microwave and melt margarine. Mix well.
Add the eggs and sugar and beat for a few minutes with the help of an electric mixer or food processor.
Lastly add cinnamon, flour, baking powder, chopped nuts and dried figs broken into small pieces.
Beat together gently and do not over-mix
Place the dough in the greased cake pan and bake 40 minutes or until the cake is cooked and toothpick comes out clean.
Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.
Then just unmold, making sure to remove parchment paper …slice and enjoy!!

recipe found on…/bolo-de-mel-com-no…

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Fresh Cheese

Who doesn’t love cheese ? I know I do, and I’m sure you do too. Now imagine fresh cheese, straight from your kitchen to your plates… YUM !!!  😀

Here’s a recipe about how you can make cheese in your kitchen with really less effort.

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