Bolo De São Pedro (Saint Peter's Cake)

“Sts. Peter and John are two big parties we have in Brazil on July, especially in the country side. We commemorate by gathering by large bonfires, eating popcorn, cakes, sweet potatoes (quite different from Americans'), among other things, singing and dancing. One tradition is that girls of marrying age will learn who they will marry by following certain procedures the night before St. Peter's Feast (who is a matchmaker Saint in Brazil). Some frustrated girls go so far as to hang the saint's image upside-down inside a well, punishment for faling to find them a husband; he stays there until he performs his duty... Another tradition is to pack a small token and put it in the cake batter before baking; the girl who gets it is the next one to marry. Folclore apart, I love this cake and tried it in the US successfully.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Siftt flours and baking powder. MIx in all the other ingredients.
  2. Put in 13" x 9" well greased pan and bake in 350 F oven for 25-30 minutes.
  3. Cut in squares and serve it.

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