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Broa - Portuguese Corn Bread

October 2010

This is one of my favourite kinds of bread with its chewy crust and a dense moist crumb. I have been searching for a long time for a recipe that is close to the one used by the Brazil Bakery and this is the closest so far.

Broa - October 2010

The bread is made with wheat flour and finely ground white corn meal. There is also a tiny amount of white corn flour in the dough. This is not to be confused with "corn starch". Corn flour is made from grinding the whole kernel and has a similar texture to potato flour. The corn meal is quite finely ground. And the corn flour is a tiny bit grainy but still has a flour-like consistency.

ferma white cornflour and cornmeal - September 2010
white corn flour - September 2010white corn meal - September 2010
white corn meal - September 2010

The first time I tried the recipe, I added too much water. I expected the dough to be slack, but not THIS slack!

slack bread dough - September 2010slack bread dough - September 2010
slack bread dough - September 2010

But after "stretching and turning" several times and adding quite a lot more flour, I managed to rescue the bread.

slack bread dough - September 2010slack bread dough - September 2010
slack bread dough - September 2010

The resulting bread was on the flat side but still pretty darn good.

broa - September 2010
broa - September 2010
broa - September 2010
broa - September 2010

A few days later, I made the bread again, and this time paid proper attention to the water amounts. What a difference it makes when there is the right amount of liquid!

broa - September 2010

And what beautiful bread!

broa - September 2010

The crumb is beautifully moist. And the outer crust is nicely floured (using corn flour as the dusting). The bread is wonderful with goat's cheese and honey.

broa - September 2010

But where this bread really shines is when slices of it are toasted or grilled and used as plates for smoked fish with capers and olive oil.

broa - September 2010

to blog from OUR kitchen:
Broa - Portuguese Corn Bread (BBB October 2010) <<- recipe included in link (BBB September 2010)~ 1st try at Portuguese Corn Bread



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