Broa 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 sausages.


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).

Other Uses

Broa is also a "World" (Server) in the MMORPG MapleStory.
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