|Brigadeiros - the Brazilian sweet treat|
But eating is believing and when I found find our Brazilian Beauty with spoon in mouth in blissful silence I had to try it for myself. I had a spoonful, the silence hit me, my eyes sparkled and the BB laughed, "it's good, no?"
So we set to work making a batch, recording it for posterity and so that we could share Brazilians favourite sweet treat.
Pour a tin of condensed milk into a pan.
Add 2 big spoons of chocolate powder and a spoonful of butter. Mix together before heating. "Some people put an egg in with it, but it tastes horrible."
Keep stirring on a medium heat. The secret is to never stop stirring. Keep stirring in the same direction.
|Brigadeiro action shot|
However, when it is still thinner you can also use it as a cake topping.
Once it reaches this consistency, pour into a buttered dish and leave to cool.
|Hot Brigadeiro mixture|
Once the mixture has cooled take a small handful and roll into a ball. Cover the Brigadeiros with whatever appeals, for instance crushed nuts, cocoa powder, icing sugar and place in little cup cake cases.