From the Archives: Pao de Mel (Brazilian Honey Bread)

posted on: Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A friend on facebook asked me for a Pao de Mel recipe. So here it is. The original post is pretty hilarious if you want a good laugh.

Pão de Mel (Honey bread)

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup dark or milk chocolate (for topping)
  1. preheat oven to 350
  2. mix all the dry ingredients first (not the chocolate)
  3. add the butter, egg, honey, and milk.
  4. mix until smooth
  5. place mixture in cupcake pans. We filled it up 3/4 full and I think it was too much. I had 2 full pans (24 total). I would only fill it up 1/2 way
  6. bake for about 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
  7. when it's ready take out and cool in a wire rack.
  8. Cool completely before you put the chocolate.
  9. melt chocolate and cover the Pão de Mel (traditionally you're supposed to cover the entire Pão de Mel in chocolate. Because they were so big and hard to manage I only did the top).
  10. Let the chocolate harden before you put the Pão de Mel away. I made sure to save it in an air tight container or else it gets rock hard.


  1. that looks so good! i've never had brazilian honey bread, but i've heard of it, so i've been wanting to try it.

  2. Preciso fazer isso!!! :-)
    Pao de mel eh o maximo e nunca fiz em casa, faz anos que nao como um.

    um beijo,


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