Growing up Pudim de leite moça (as we called it then, named after the brand of condensed milk) was one of my favorite desserts and now I make it quite often myself. This dessert can be found at almost every Angolan party/special occasion.
You can find many different variations througout the Lusophone countries, South-America and the Caribbean. It is also quite similar to flan.
I love baking. Cooking and baking has been a part of growing up in an Angolan family. Birthdays, get-togethers, family visits, it all meant cooking up a storm and this is how my love for food started. As part of a traditional upbringing my mom would ask me to join her in the kitchen and help, this automatically also meant you got to be responsible for a certain dish. I mastered traditional dishes such as funge, mufete, and desserts such as pudim de leite condensado (don’t worry, they’ll appear on the blog soon enough).
Along the way I picked up a few favorite dishes of my own and I also enjoyed baking a lot more and started to experiment on my own. One of my favorite cakes to make is a red velvet cake. I have been asked to make this cake so many times, that I can say that it’s a favorite amongst my friends, so obviously it had to be my first food post on the blog.
My first short break for the blog was to Barcelona. I decided to go back to Barcelona after making a pit stop years ago. Finally felt like I wanted to explore it a bit more & see what it has to offer. My flight from London with Norwegian Air was delayed, which put me off track, but we can’t let that spoil the fun.