If you’re not coming to Portugal for a fabulous food tour, then follow our recipe for a taste of Portuguese cuisine at home!
One of the most inviting smells in the world is that of warm, fresh-baked bread! On many an evening, you can smell the mouthwatering aroma drifting on a warm current over from the local bakeries preparing the next morning’s supply. It’s heavenly!
Bread baking in Portugal is just as an important part of the culture as is wine, cheese and pastries. And even though most Portuguese consume all of these on a daily basis, bread is the only one that plays an integral part to every meal, consisting of the entire meal in some regions – broa is no exception!
These very traditional Northern Portuguese loaves were historically baked in a wood fire oven and made primarily from corn and rye. Today, these hearty breads can be made in the oven and paired with grilled fish, soup or jam. Be sure to pair this bread with a thirst-quenching beer or a full-bodied Portuguese white wine to enhance the flavor.
Enjoy this soul-warming recipe and don’t forget to slather it in a delicious layer of Pumpkin Jam!