Brazilian Corn Bread Recipe

This Brazilian corn bread is very traditional on coffee parties. Check out this wonderful appetizer and delicacy that is a fantastic match for butter.

Originally from Portugal and Galicia, the Broa is a type of cornbread.


In Brazil

Unlike the usual southern American recipe, in Brazil the “broa” is made from a blend of cornmeal and bread flour. Leavened with yeast rather than baking powder,  it is also, sometimes, seasoned with fennel (not on the recipe)

The Gothic word ‘brauth’, meaning bread, originated its name, presumably because the Iberian Peninsula was invaded by Goth barbarians after the fall of the Roman Empire.

This yeast bread is very rustic and goes very well with soups, sausages, cheese-pastes, olive oil, or butter. The combinations usually accompany coffee or tea.

Brazilian cornbread is great with butter and Brazilian coffee. You should try it.

This video is a wonderful recipe for the original Portuguese version. It is worth a try and will also help you with the execution of the “Brazilian broa de milho”.


Please leave a comment about this Brazilian Corn Bread Recipe.


4 thoughts on “Brazilian Corn Bread Recipe

  • 2016-05-23 at 3:33 pm

    Looks lovely – heavier than usual bread and perhaps with a more cake-like texture? When I first read the recipe I thought it said crystallised ginger rather than sugar, which got me wondering if you can you add other things like raisins, walnuts, seeds, saffron or other flavourings – or is that not usually done? Does this go best with savoury or sweet toppings? Thanks.

    • 2016-05-24 at 9:23 pm

      Hello, Sarah,

      Welcome back. Yes, I have seen it with other things mixed to the dough. usually, we eat it with plain salted butter and cheese spreads. Also unsalted butter and jam, but I guess anything goes, as long as you like it. I suppose peanut butter and jam could be interesting.

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving your impressions.


  • 2016-05-23 at 5:53 pm

    Let me tell you that cornbread is real good with any type of food. I recommend, you guys, to see this recipe. Sometimes you don’t eat something because of the way it looks, but, when you taste it, you change your mind because it’s delicious.
    My opinion is that it seems very tasty. A bakery could even make some money out of it here.

    It is great to learn how to make it; this recipe post is great. One other good thing about it is that is healthy.

    • 2016-05-23 at 11:00 pm

      Hello, Eric,

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving your impressions. I hope you manage to bake it.



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