Be ready to host friends again with Bolo de Laranja (orange cake)

When traveling abroad, Americans are often surprised to find that, in many countries, dinnertime is usually much later than what they’ve come to expect in their everyday lives.

In my home country of Brazil, dinner is typically served around 9 p.m.

Although this takes some adjusting every time I visit, I tend to prefer a later dinner. The main reason being more time to enjoy “lanchinhos” in the late afternoon.

Lanchinho (lung-sh-ing-o) is what Brazilians, like my grandmothers, call their afternoon snack or teatime.

In their households a variety of baked snacks are always on hand in case a neighbor

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