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Coxinhas (Brazil vs Colombia)

For my third Brazilian dish, I wanted to try something a bit different, the Other Half came across this recipe and thought that we should give it a go.

Coxinhas are a very popular street food snack in Brazil, they essentially look like a teardrop shaped scotch egg. The difference is that the filling is made of cheese* and chicken, this is then wrapped in a kind of choux pastry, dipped in egg and rolled in breadcrumbs before being deep fried.

coxinhas

The hardest part of making this dish was the pastry, which is made by mixing chicken stock and milk with flour. I was not sure if the texture was correct and took a lot of beating before it was smooth.

The end result was nice but, with all the frying involved its not something that I would consider making all that often.

*although the recipe did not call for it I added 150g Boursin

Recipe can be found here: http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/coxinha

coxinhas salsa

Churros (Mexico vs Netherlands)

Churros has to be, by far my, favourite Mexican street food snack of all time.

Although really simple to make, the amount of oil you have to use means it’s a dish I don’t do at home very often. However as I was making a Brazilian dish that called for deep frying I decided to make some of these as well.

If I do ever get the craving for Churros, our favourite restaurant Pinche Pinche is only around the corner and these are always on their menu.

Churros Pinche Pinche

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Trinity Kitchen for January

Trinity

The monthly change of street food vendors is really adding a buzz to Leeds Trinity Kitchen. Since opening last year, I can not count the amount of times I have popped here for lunch as there is something for everyone.

For this month, well just under six weeks, there is a good mix of new and well established favourites. Here’s the Really Nice Food’s low down of where you need to try.

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