Lime Pie by Carina Graef

Torta de limão in Portuguese is a Lime Pie with sweetened condensed milk, which is often used in Brazilian desserts & also not missing in this delicious pie.

Recipe for Torta de limão:recipes-torta-de-limao-inredients

For the dough:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 100 g butter at room temperature
  • 4 egg yolks

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the butter and the egg yolks. Work the dough with your hands and wrap it in cling. Put it in the refrigerator while you prepare the lime cream.

 For the lime cream:

  • 300 ml sweetened condensed milk
  • 75 ml lime juice (2-3 limes)

Before you squeeze the lime you can grate the zest if you want. It tastes nice in the lemon cream and you can decorate your pie later with it.

Mix the sweetened condensed milk and lime juice in a bowl.

Lime Pie by Carina Gräf

Prepare a baking tin or tart pan with butter or a baking parchment and spread the dough. You can roll the dough before putting it or you use your hands to spread the dough. Fill it with the lime cream. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F and bake the pie for about 35 minutes.

Keep it in refrigerator and serve cold. You can decorate as you wish with lime zest or slices.


Lime Pie by Carina Gräf

Festa da Ribeira is celebrated on the first Monday after Festa do Bonfim. It is considered by many historians to be the continuation of the Bonfim’s festival & by many others it is seen as a pre-carnival celebration.

Ribeira by Roberto Ferraz

Ribeira is an old neighborhood in the Lower city of Salvador. It is well known because of the famous Sorveteria da Ribeira / Ribeira Ice Cream Store. Also known for its beautiful sunsets, beaches, its many restaurants & bars.

The Festa do Bonfim / Feast of Bonfim is also called Lavagem do Bonfim because of a washing ritual. The faithful wash the steps and the square in front of the Church of Bonfim with aromatised water while they are dancing and singing in Yoruba language, a language spoken in West Africa. Locals & tourists do a ritual walk of faith in Senhor do Bonfim. The procession ends with a huge party.