Hi there, I know it’s been a long time since my last post but I am coming at you strong with a tasty treat. A tasty Brazilian treat. It’s called Brigadeiro. Say it with me, BRI-GA-DEI-RO. It’s fun to say. I haven’t spoke too much about my background on this blog yet, and this is something I am quite proud to know how to make as a Brazilian lady, I was born in Brazil, but didn’t grow up with its culture.
Brigadeiro is a treat that makes an appearance at every party in Brazil. It’s also referred to as “the Brazilian Truffle”. I have to say that if you like sweets, this treat will not disappoint.
It sounds fancy and complicated, but making them is actually fairly simple. You’ll need:
+ 1 can of condensed milk
+ 1 tbsp of butter
+ 3 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
And add any toppings that make your mouth water! This is the holiday edition though so I crushed up some candy cane. But you can use anything. Chocolate sprinkles, rainbow sprinkles, coconut shavings, sugar or just use the cocoa powder itself.
It’s up to you really if you want to add the cocoa powder. I like to make one can of condensed milk with cocoa powder and another one without. That way I get some that resemble a truffle and some that are just tasty candy.
In a medium saucepan on medium heat, melt the butter and pour in the can of condensed milk. Stir occasionally making sure the bottom doesn’t burn for approximately 15 minutes. It should lightly boil during this entire time. You’ll notice the milk will become much thicker.
When it’s finished. Let it sit and cool for about 15 minutes. You’ll notice it become thicker and like play-dough. You can use a spoon or your hands to pick up a small piece and roll it into a ball.
Then just toss in your choice of topping. Go nuts! Seriously use nuts or whatever else you want, you can even mix in nutmeg or ginger for a more spicy seasonal flavour. Think of that condensed milk as a blank canvas.
I bought these festive little metallic cups to put them in afterwards. This is the holiday party edition after all. Again these are a real crowd pleaser with adults and children enjoy them too, especially the rainbow sprinkle variety.
While they are great to have at parties with wine or champs as they easily pop into your mouth, brigadeiro is great as an indulgent treat with coffee or tea too. Eat up and have fun!