Brazilian Challenge Day 72: Pao de Mel

Pao de Mel is everywhere. It’s like Panettone at Christmas, only it is around every day.

While the name might indicate it is “honey bread,” it is actually a very dense cake, probably made with honey, covered in chocolate. You’ll come across this cake in all shapes, sizes and styles.

Pao de Mel by Carla Prado (

Bem Casados SP

You can purchase Pao de Mel nearly everywhere you go – the grocery store, the gas station, the feira, the pharmacy, the hair salon… Don’t let anyone every tell you that they couldn’t find the Pao de Mel they were supposed to bring to your coffee or dinner party, it will be a lie.

Today, my daughter and I tried a Pao de Mel with dolce de leite. This filling broke up the density of the cake nicely. She, usually a chocolate fiend, but she was only mildly interested in this dessert. But I can imagine it is best with a café.

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12 Responses to Brazilian Challenge Day 72: Pao de Mel

  1. anna says:

    its quite popular yes
    have u seen the big chocolate eggs yet? they must be everywhere now.

  2. I have NEVER seen this or heard about it. I have to ask my huibby about it, see if e can find some here in our Little COwboy Town.

  3. Andrew Francis says:

    Hard as nails but very tasty 🙂

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  5. Karina says:

    I’ve found a recipe in English, so you can have an idea what is inside it:

  6. Thanks! Yum. This recipe sounds better than what I ate.

  7. Francisco says:

    the Yakult released very long to live and really something very traditional in Brasil.Maioria Brazilians take the product by taste just like drinking soda and its medicinal effects being irrelevant.

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