is a type of cornbread
traditionally made in Portugal
(and in Brazil
, where it is traditionally seasoned with fennel
). Unlike the cornbread typical of the southern United States
, broa is made from a mixture of cornmeal and rye
flour, and is leavened with yeast
rather than baking powder
or baking soda
. This yeast bread has the wholesome rustic flavor and texture that suitably accompanies soups, especially Caldo Verde
, the Portuguese green soup made with tender kale
, potatoes, and chouriço
The ingredients are 1 kg of rye flour and 2 kg of maize flour.
Sieve and mix the two kind of flours, then thoroughly mix the flour with 1 litre of boiling water.
Let the dough leaven (the more it leavens, the bigger and more sour the dough will be).
Broa is also a "World" (Server) in the MMORPG MapleStory