Fancy a get together with friends and family? Do it over these Brazilian treats, designed to be eaten in company. The more batter the better. By Otavio Mussolini.

Ingredients (Serves 3- 4)

250ml of milk

250ml of plain flour

1 tbsp of butter

1 large egg

Oil of frying

*Brazilians weigh things in cups... click here for a conversion.


Chicken in a tomato sauce with garlic or salt and pepper, and topped with grated cheese.


  1. Mix the milk, egg and butter before adding the flour a spoonful at a time, into a large bowl.
  2. Beat until the butter and flour are fully blended in.
  3. At this stage you can season it with garlic or salt and pepper.
  4. Once the oil is hot in the pan add the batter and spread it thinly.
  5. When the first side in cooked flip it over and add the filling.
  6. Wrap and seal the pancake together by rolling it in the pan.
  7. Add the cheese to the top and you are done.

Brazilian musings on pancakes

'Pancakes in Sao Paulo are typically a lunch food. They are often eaten in big groups of friends and family as it’s easy to make large amounts of batter and they cook fast. Most commonly a pancake is wrapped around chicken in a tomato sauce and cheese is grated on top. They remind me of sunny lunches with all my cousins as a child.'

Thanks to Otavio Musolino for contributing the recipe.

Photo by Vi Neves.