Wednesday 25 November 2015

F1 Foods Brazil Round-Up and the next challenge: Abu Dhabi

The most recent Formula 1 Grand Prix took place in Brazil, though perhaps it wasn't quite the right time of year for bloggers to be inspired by Brazilian food or cocktails - I have to admit, images that spring to mind involve sunshine and beaches and it's very cold here in the UK today! But there is plenty more to Brazilian cuisine than just that, as I found when I discovered this condensed milk cake or bolo de leite condensado. Unfortunately it took a lot longer to bake than the recipe suggested and I didn't like the texture - I wasn't sure if it wasn't quite cooked through or if it was just the mixture but I wasn't very keen on it. Next time I might stick to steak!

Suelle from Mainly Baking made this banana, chocolate and brazil nut loaf, though she says she thinks it has too much chocolate so the flavour combination doesn't really work. You can never have too much chocolate in my book!

The final Grand Prix of the season comes from Abu Dhabi - which I have to admit will involve a lot of Googling on my part to find a recipe, but I can think of a few Middle Eastern flavours which should work well. The race is this weekend so I'm opening the linkup now - an as it's the final round of the challenge, you can send in anything inspired by Formula 1, cars or racing overall as well as Abu Dhabi. You have until December 6 to get your entries in.

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