Brazilian Tapioca

posted on: Thursday, September 30, 2010

This is Annie. She is 17 years old and has her own tapioca stand and her head on the right place. During the day she goes to school and in the afternoon she makes tapioca flour, which is incredibly labor intensive. At night she sells her lovely tapiocas. I miss her. I miss her tapiocas, specially the ones that were filled with bananas and sweetened condensed milk with a touch of nutella.

Below you'll see cute Annie preparing tapioca. This is how tapioca is made and commercialized in
Brazil, kind of like a calzone with delicious awesome filling.  The one below has sun dried meat and cheese and tomatoes. Yum, my favorite.

Enzo loved going to her tapioca stand, as did baby Maria. Enzo always had the one with cheese and ham and baby Maria got the chicken and cheese. Christian would immediately go for the sweet ones. I don't blame him, that's why I always had two.


  1. O Blog ta de cara nova de novo! ta lindo!
    Onde vc conseguiu o polvilho pra fazer o pão de queijo??? levou do Brasil? como está sua mãe??

  2. Obrigada tricia, logo mais vou dar um introduction no blog. Amei o novo design. Comprei o povilho em sao francisco.

    A minha mae esta otima. E a sua?

  3. i love this post!! she works so hard...what an amazing young woman! thanks for sharing this :). you have a beautiful blog!

  4. Wow. I want one! Or four.
    How does it not stick to the pan?

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog. I lived in Brazil for a year and a half so I love, love, love Brazilian tapioca spread with butter and sugar. I even made it myself once because I was craving it so much. You have such wonderful posts about Brazil and its recipes that I'll have to come back to your blog again and again. Plus, I'm also from Hawaii, so it looks like we've got a lot in common.

  6. How cool! Annie seems awesome and that looks SO delicious! : )

  7. Mariko- tapioca flour is weired. It's all stikcy when you're working with it but when it gets hot it doesn't stick. Same as pao de queijo.

  8. Wow -- what an amazing young girl! I would love to try one of her tapiocas.

    And thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Yours is so wonderful.

  9. I gave you an award! :)

    Hope you have a great day



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