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Photoshoot & Cake

Well this weekend was a hive of activity here in Santos, as I was busy with the photoshoot for the next collection of bikinis from Biquini de Croche. Here is a sneek peek at what is coming over the next few weeks.

  Crochet Bikini Blossom Biquini de Croch         Crochet Lace Bikini Valentina Biquinidecroche

  Crochet Bikini Tara Biquini De Croche            


We decided to join the festivities of Festa Junina & threw our own party with the help of our wonderful neighbours. This was Festa Junina at another level for me, as I got the chance to really experience the local culture and traditions at first hand. Everyone arrived bring a traditional dish associated with the season. Including a delicious huge pan of 'Caldo Verde' and fresh bread, mulled wine, peanut brittle, popcorn and a table full of cakes. To help with the food I spent the week testing recipes of 'Bolo de Fubá or Sweetcorn cake. I am happy and proud to say that I seemed to have passed the brazilian approval as I recieved many compliments for my cake from my guests. So today I would like to share this super easy recipe made in a blender! And is a perfect accompaniment with fresh coffee.


Bolo de Fubá com Goiabada

Sweetcorn cake with Guava


Ingredients                                                                                                       Equipment

  • 4 eggs (whites separated from yoke)                                                       Blender
  • 3 tb sp butter                                                                                             Measuring cup & Table spoon
  • 2 cups of sugar                                                                                          Sieve
  • 1 1/3 cup of milk                                                                                         Bundt Cake tin (although any will do)
  • 2 cups of flour                                                                                           
  • 1 cup of sweetcorn flour (this can be found in most Tesco stores in the world food section).
  • 1 cup of guava jelly in cubes
  • 2 tb sp of corn starch
  • 1 1/2 cups of guava sauce
  • 2 tb sp baking powder
  • Butter to grease your cake tin

 Bolo de Fuba

Turn the oven on at 180º C and grease your cake tin.

To begin with sieve the flour and sweetcorn flour together in a bowl and put aside.

In your blender add the egg white and blend. Without turning the power off slowly add an egg yoke at a time then your butter and sugar. Continue with the power on as your alternate adding the milk and the sieved mixture of flour and sweetcorn flour until well mixed. Switch off and add the baking power mixing with a spoon then pour the nixture into your cake tin.

Coat the guava cubes in corn starch before gently placing them on top your your cake mixture to prevent them from dropping to the bottom of the tin. Put in the oven and cook for 30-35 mins unil slightly browned & a knife comes out clean.

Let the cake cool. Once cooled turn out of the cake tin and pour over the guava sauce.

Now get your coffee ready and enjoy.









First Steps


I am Roseanna the artist and designer behind Biquíni de Crochê. I am an English girl who now lives in Santos, Brazil with my husband, daughter and our lovely Romanian rescue doggy Ebony.

I am someone who loves to create with my hands whether it be crochet, sewing, gardening or cooking.

Through this blog I would like to create a space where I can share with you the wonderful world of crochet. You may think about crochet and the 70’s granny squares come to mind, but here I will take you ‘beyond the granny!’. Crochet is not just for blankets, we will discover together the versatility of crochet including crochet clothing, crochet for the home and various new forms being created today.

Biquinidecroche blog crochet in progress

Each month I will post a free crochet pattern of my own design, which will include step by step tutorials on how to crochet with demonstration photos and videos to help you along the way.

I hope to inspire you to join the crochet world whether it be your first time or to entice you to pick up your crochet hook once again.

I would also like to use this blog to share with you my life as a ‘Gringo’ living in Brazil, or ‘the English Girl’ as I am know on the Art Market. Here I will share with you my experiences of life in Santos, Brazilian food and drink and most of all the beauty and abundant nature of this wonderful country.

Biquinidecroche blog Santos

And of course finally, I will be posting up sneak previews and news of my latest crochet bikinis.

Biquinidecroche blog bikinis

I hope you will join me in this new online journey. If you would like some advice on crochet please leave a comment below and I will do my best to help. Or if you are also a fellow ‘gringo’ in brazil and would like to share your experiences, I would love to hear from you.

Thank you for stopping by Roseanna.





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