Pao de Queijo (Cheese Breads)
Caption: Guests digging into a platter of pao de queijo and hot sauce at Midnight BrunchClick here for the closest recipe to what we used. We used a mix of cheddar and mozzarella for this event, but we'd definitely try a creamier cheese like farmer's cheese or even queso fresco.
Desserts! Quindin (Coconut Flan) with Passionfruit Mousse
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Caption: Plating sunny yellow coconut flan with staff
The second favorite dishes were the dessert duo of coconut flan and passionfruit mousse. The flan are a labor of love due to the fact that you need to chill the finished flans for a few hours before serving. Here's a really easy recipe for how I made the flans.
The mousse can be made a few different ways and, of course, I chose the hard way. This may not be a realistic dish for serving at home on a whim, but with some planning it's definitely a dessert that's worth it! Here's the easy version of the mousse. If you can't find frozen passionfruit puree, you can do what I did and buy passionfruit juice (order online here) and reduce it until you have about a cup (for 8-10 servings of mousse) of passionfruit juice reduction.
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