Makes: 14 servings
Preparation Time: 40 minutes
- 3 TEACUPS OF RAW MANIOC, GRATED
- 1 TEACUP OF MEIA-CURA CHEESE, GRATED
- 70G OF GRATED FRESH COCONUT
- 2 TABLESPOONS OF BUTTER
- 2½ TEACUPS OF WHOLE MILK
- 2 TEACUPS OF SUGAR
- 6 EGGS, BEATEN
- 1 TABLESPOON OF BAKING POWDER
Combine all the ingredients, except the baking powder, in a large bowl and mix them until smooth. Add the baking powder and mix for a bit longer. Grease a baking pan with butter and rice flour and pour in the batter. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 30 minutes, or until the top is golden.
Also known as “manioc and cheese cake”, it’s very common during the June celebrations in Goiás and Minas Gerais. Its name – literally “naked Mané” – come from a tale: apparently it pays tribute to a farmer who used to harvest manioc while…naked.