football. Perhaps their map also endorses thatJNotwithstanding that they didn’t win the recently held World Football
cup 2014, I know of many friends who were heartbroken to know their favourite team
didn’t make it to the top.
also being a tropical country, is best known for its coffee, banana and exotic
cocktails. Wiki tells me that The national beverage is coffee and cachaça is
Brazil’s native liquor. Cachaça is distilled from sugar cane and is
the main ingredient in the national cocktail, Caipirinha.
today’s dish has two of their top produce – coffee and banana – in an exotic
party shot type dessert… And what’s more, my elder girl helped me choose it, make it, style it, and even took pics.. (She asked me to mention this specifically that today’s dish is 100% her effort ). A huge kiss to my lil chef in the making.. 🙂 🙂
Before that, lets check out Top 5 things about Brazil
— ( I promise to keep this short)
- The word
“Brazil” comes from brazilwood,
a tree that once grew plentifully along the Brazilian coast
- The land
now called Brazil was claimed for the Portuguese Empire on 22
April 1500, with the arrival of the Portuguese fleet commanded by Pedro Álvares Cabral. (that perhaps explains the portugese
influence on some Brazilian dishes)
is the largest national economy in Latin America,
the world’s seventh largest economy at
market exchange rates and the seventh largest in purchasing power parity (PPP), according to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
is the world’s tenth largest energy
consumer with much of its energy coming from renewable sources,
particularly hydroelectricity and ethanol;
cuisine varies greatly by region, reflecting the country’s varying mix of
indigenous and immigrant populations. This has created a national cuisine
marked by the preservation of regional differences.Examples are Feijoada,
considered the country’s national dish and regional foods- vatapá, moqueca, polenta and acarajé.
These Brazilian Coffee
Shots have a hint of banana and cinnamon in them. You can serve them cold or
even make ahead for a party. I love cinnamon and coffee flavor, but you can
choose to skip the cinnamon and it would still taste great !!
Coming to the recipe :
Country – Brazil
Dish – Brazilian Coffee Banana Shots | Recipe type –
Cuisine – South American (Brazilian)
Difficulty level – Easy
Recipe adapted from Here
Prep 10mins | Cook time : Nil | Serves :
Serving Suggestions : Chilled
Bananas – 4 ( I used Elaichi variety)
Coffee Powder – 1 tablespoon
yoghurt (or hung yoghurt) – 4 TBSP
Sugar – 3 TBSP
Silvered – 4 nos (or use flakes)
: pomegranate pearls and mint leaves (optional)
- Peel and chop bananas
roughly. Add instant coffee powder and blend till smooth
- Chill glasses. And fill
half glasses with this banana coffee mixture.
- Spoon thick yoghurt (whisk
it lightly with cinnamon) over this.
- Top with almond flakes /
slivers and pomegranate pearls and / or mint leaves
- Chill and Serve