2 July 2014

A Brazilian Party - The Food

We know that England are out of the tournament, but with the FIFA World Cup coming into its closing and most exciting stages, we’re still hooked!

Whether you are interested in the football world cup or not, we think Brazil is a brilliant resource for party inspiration. And there is no better time than now to throw a Brazilian themed party. 

Over the past few weeks we have shared some of out top party tips for throwing a Brazilian inspired bash. Firstly, decorations are key! This is the easiest way to convey the party theme to your guests as well as adding some carnival spirit to the venue. Then, we shared a recipe to create the finest Caipirnha cocktails. As the national drink of the host nation, no Brazil party would be complete with out a few of these. So get your limes ready to muddle and become a Caipirnha master!

Lastly, you will need lots of food to add to the party spirit and of course it must be Brazil influenced! Heat up your deep fat fryers because we’re going to suggest some of the top party snacks you will need for your party:

Pastel - A popular snack enjoyed across Brazil. Pastry wraps traditionally filled with cheese, seasoned shredded chicken or ground beef, or whatever filling you fancy.
Coxinha - Pear shaped little chicken snacks are a delicious treat but take a little more preparation time.
Bolinhos de BacalhauAppetisers are a big in Brazil and these deep fried balls of cod are a popular choice! 
Podrão - A treat from Rio De Janeiro. Consists of a hot dog simmered in a tomato sauce with onions and peppers and then piled high with every imagainable topping including quail egg, potato, corn, cheese and more!

Click on the links to see the recipes and get cooking!

Or for a healthier option, remember to serve lots of juicy fresh fruit. Sprinkle powdered sugar on some chunky pieces of mango and papaya for a refreshing Brazilian snack.

So with the decorations in place, your Caipirnha ready and the food on the table, all you need is your closest friends and family around to enjoy the party!

What tasty Brazilian snacks to do you fancy trying?