Cocada de Tabuleiro is a delicious traditional Brazilian dessert made primarily from shredded coconut and sugar.
Cocada de Tabuleiro is a traditional Brazilian dessert that originates from the northeastern region of the country. It is a delicious sweet treat made primarily from shredded coconut and sugar. The name “cocada” comes from the Portuguese word “coco,” which means coconut.
Cocada de Tabuleiro has a rich, sweet, and creamy flavor with a chewy and slightly sticky texture. It is a popular dessert in Brazil, especially during festivities and celebrations. It can be enjoyed on its own as a sweet treat or paired with coffee or tea.
Fogo de Chao, a traditional Brazilian Churrascaria started in São Paulo and has now spread across the world with more than 29 locations is where tourists go for the ultimate Brazilian experience.
If you can’t get to any of the locations, try this delicious recipe at home for the ultimate Fogo de Chao experience of the Cocada de Tabuleiro dessert.
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