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Cassava flour – Farinha de Mandioca – or manioc / tapioca flour is one of the most celebrated Brazilian ingredients. The flour is the most popular use for the cassava plant across Brazil and transforms a small dish of meat or vegetables into a hearty meal.
To make the famous side dish farofa fry some onions and bacon in butter until cooked, and gently stir in the manioc flour over a medium heat for several minutes until light golden brown and crunchy. Serve garnished with parsley. Toasted cassava flour is also sprinkled over meat and fish dishes for extra heartiness and crunch.
The producer, Yoki, launched in 1960 as a family owned business and has grown into one of Brazil’s most loved food & drink brands, and guarantees an authentic Brazilian experience.