Broa de Fubá (Brazilian Corn Cake)


This is the delicious recipe for Brazilian breakfast style corn cakes, known as Broa de Fubá. A delicious and traditional dish which is loved by people all over, it is very simple to make and unbelievably awesome to eat. It is one of my favorite Brazilian sides and is typically enjoyed with some tea in the morning, but you can honestly enjoy some of these corn cakes at any time. They have a rich and sweet taste like many typically corn cakes but still contain a unique Brazilian flavor. Try it out and tell us what you think!

*Makes 12 corn squares*
2 sticks unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups milk
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon brewed anise-flavored tea
1 cup vegetable oil
1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2) Butter and flour a 2 inch deep 9 by 13 inch baking pan.
3) In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter with the sugar.
4) Add the eggs one at a time.
5) Gradually add the flour, baking powder, and milk. Add the cornmeal and gradually add the anise flavored tea and oil.
6) Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 30 minutes.
7) Cool slightly in the pan on a rack and cut into squares or diamond shapes when ready to serve.
8) Serve while hot, enjoy!


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