Last week Little Joe went to a soccer camp with a World Cup theme. On Friday they were supposed to bring a food from the country of the team they were on. Little Joe was on Team Brazil. So after a quick internet search of "easy Brazillian recipes" we landed on these Brazilian Rain Cakes, or Bolinhos de Chuva. We, of course, put our own whole-wheat-twist on these Rain Cakes.
These were an absolute hit with the boys. I had to hide them so there'd be enough left to take to camp the next day. They were devoured so quickly that this was the only photo I had time to get before I had to hide them. The Rain Cakes are basically little dumplings rolled in sugar and cinnamon. Simple and quick to make.
Brazilian Rain Cakes
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COOK: 5 MIN
A whole wheat treat the kids will love!
- In a bowl, stir the cinnamon into the 1/2 cup of sugar and it set aside.
- In a large bowl mix the flour, salt and 3 tablespoons sugar together.
- Stir in the eggs and buttermilk.
- Stir in the baking powder.
- In a deep skillet, pour 2 inches of oil and heat to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
- Scoop a tablespoon sized ball of batter with a spoon and drop it into the oil.
- Let them cook until golden brown and then place them on a platter with a paper towel to dry.
- Once cool enough to touch roll the cakes in the bowl of cinnamon and sugar and serve while warm