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FEBRUARY 2006: Flan
Brazilians have a sweet tooth. In addition to dozens of starter and main course dishes, buffets of a better quality also include a variety of sweet desserts: various chocolate cakes (sometimes six inches high!); delicious maracujá (passion fruit) mousse decorated with crispy maracujá seeds; eye-catching pudim de leite, which is also known as flan. It is a kind of caramel pudding made of sugar, milk, condensed milk and eggs. This flan was made by an aged servant, who has been living with the family of a good friend for a very long time. Thanks to her skillful hands and years of knowledge, this pudding tasted better than most flans I already had tasted before!
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2006, 2014