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Brazilian Broa (Corn Bread)

Rated as 3.6 out of 5 Stars

"This is my mother-in-law's recipe from when she lived in Brazil for 6 years. It may look like a little pancake, but it is a sweet treat. Serve broas when then have cooled completely."
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20 m servings 117
Original recipe yields 24 servings


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  1. Mix sugar, cornmeal, flour, and salt together in bowl until combined; add eggs.
  2. Stir milk and melted butter in a bowl until smooth; stir into the cornmeal mixture until smooth, about 5 minutes.
  3. Grease a griddle; place over high heat. Drop tablespoonfuls of the cornmeal mixture into the skillet; cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes each side.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Margarine can be substituted for butter, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 117 calories; 2.7 21.6 1.7 16 72 Full nutrition

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These did not come out like pancakes. They were as thin or thinner than a crepes. So I took the remaining batter), added 1/2 tsp baking powder and poured them into greased ramekins. I had enoug...

This is way too sweet for me, a 1/2 cup of sugar is all it needs. A decent recipe though.

these are great! I use only 1/2 cup of sugar as per other recommendations. they work great as a bun or bread pieces for pulled pork!

This is so goooood!!! I halved the recipe and substituted cows milk with plain almond milk, still delicious! It was thinner than I thought it should be but I was using a 6 in skillet so it worke...

These were yummy, sweet corn bread pancakes. We served with chicken wings which seems like a strange choice, but was pretty good. Used just half of the recipe, but followed exactly...oh but halv...