Papas/Papinhas – Porridge

Papas is a true comfort food!!

It can be made with corn starch, wheat flour as well as corn flour… It all depended on what was available at the time.
Made with flour we would call it Papa Grosso/ Thick Porridge
My grandmother would sometimes add a tablespoon of chocolate powder in mine…as well as sometimes an beaten egg into the mixture, so I always thought Iwas eating pudding!! lol
ps… My favorite was scraping the pan after she made it… such wonderful memories..



2 cups of milk
1/2 cup of all purpose flour
1/3 cup of granulated sugar
small pinch of salt


In a small bowl, mix together flour, sugar and salt. Leave aside
In saucepan add milk and over medium heat bring the milk to almost a boil. Then slowly add the flour mixture and whisk everything together. Continue to whisk until the mixture thickens and just begins to boil.
Pour the mixture on to two plates, let it cool for a few minutes.
Then sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon to taste!!

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