If you’re just joining in, to celebrate the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, we’ll be providing some of our favorite Brazilian recipes here on the blog that would be perfect for your World Cup celebration. First up, sonhos. Sonho literally translated means “dream” and they are quite accurately named. They’re basically a filled donut, so yes, you can imagine I was all about it. I remember walking the streets of Curitiba, Brazil listening to the loudspeaker of sonho car–Brazil’s version of the ice cream truck–and wanting so much to try them. But then remembering that some stranger was selling them from a van….

photography by Laura Sumrak
food and steps by Karlee Bronson
styling and creative direction by Brittany Jepsen

To see how we created them, click here: 

Every good sonho deserves a great filling. You can do a cream filling or you can load it up with some good dolce de leite. They are quite tricky so don’t be surprised if you don’t get them on the first try.

1. We used this recipe
2. After making them, cut them in half and fill them with dolce de leite and top with powdered sugar.

Enjoy! 

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