This Doce do Algarve Made Me Smile

This little pig went to the local market and bought a piggy sweet. yum yum!   Doces do Algarve are traditional handmade marzipan sweets. They are super-sweet so if you want a shot of sugar they are perfect! They are normally shaped and carefully painted as fruit, vegetables or fish, (or at least the ones... Continue Reading →

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Palácio de Mateus Reflections

This week's WordPress Photo Challenge is all about reflections. One of the least memorable trips on our Douro river cruise was a visit to Palácio de Mateus, near Vila Real. Please don't ask why but I was expecting to visit a vineyard for the Mateus Rose wine. Yep, the devil is always in the detail... Continue Reading →

Brigadeiros or Chocolate Cannonballs?

Recipe Brigadeiros are traditionally made from condensed milk, sweetened cocoa powder and butter. Cooked to a fudge consistency,  rolled into little balls and coated in chocolate granules (sprinklers). Ingredients 1 can of sweetened condensed milk 1oz of butter 3 large tablespoons of cocoa powder Chocolate 100s and 1000s (chocolate granules) for decoration Method Place cocoa... Continue Reading →

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