This week we are flying to Brazil for a sweet sweet recipe that will get you coming back for more: Brigadeiro.
Brazil is located in South America and it is the largest South-American country. It borders all the other Latin American countries except for Chile and Ecuador. Brazil is so big that all the countries of the European Union could fit twice into the country. Among its population, there are more than 800,000 indigenous people. 60% of the world’s rainforests are located in Brazil. The name of the country actually comes from a tree, the brazilwood. A flight from Sao Paolo to London is 11.5 hours and one from Sao Paolo to New York is 9.5 hours.
Brigadeiro is a traditional Brazilian dessert, created by a confectioner in Rio de Janeiro: Heloísa Nabuco de Oliveira. Its origins are linked to the presidential campaign of Brigadier Eduardo Gomes in 1946. Oliveira, a supporter of the brigadier, created the new sweet confection and named it after him. It became immediately popular and now is a staple for any children’s birthday party.
1 tbsp butter
400g sweetened condensed milk
25g cocoa powder
Chocolate sprinkles as needed
- Melt the butter, condensed milk, and cocoa powder in a pot over low heat. Stirring continuously. Dragging a spoon through the mixture, continue until you can see the bottom of the pan for 2-3 seconds.
- Pour on a greased plate and chill for at least an hour.
- When the mixture is chilled enough, roll it into small balls.
- Roll the balls in chocolate sprinkles
There are many different versions of Brigadeiros let us know your favorites.
Little Hands Can:
This is such a simple recipe, kids of all ages can help with every step under adult supervision.
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