Monday, August 24, 2009

Brigadeiros, a Braziliians Treat

A couple of years ago I went to Brazil with the family that I sit for.  I was really excited about going because I had a very good Brazilian friend who told me great things about it, but I was also nervous to go, because I am a very picky eater.

My sister has coined a term for people like me and to date, it is the best word for me. I am... a "Pick-a-tarian". There I said it, I know I have a problem but don't want help for it. No thank you!  Oh, tangent. So, in Brazil, I ate a lot of cheese and bread and these AMAZING balls of heaven called Brigadeiros.

Now, if memory serves me correct, on TV all Brazilian girls are skinny with great booties, I don't know how that is true, because all I want in life are more and more of these yummy treats.
Here is how you make them (and its super easy which is the other best part about it).
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (You have to use La Lechera and keep it real)
  • A jar of sprinkles/jimmies
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine cocoa, butter and condensed milk. 
  • Cook, stirring, enough to show the pan bottom during stirring 
  • Pour the mixture in a lightly greased dish and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Grease your hands with margarine or oil and roll them into little balls
  • Roll it over sprinkles
  • Place the balls in small size candy cups, they look like teeny cupcake papers.
  • EAT and ENJOY! yummmo!!
Now, some Brazilians say you should use a Nesquik powder instead of cocoa to make it sweeter, but thats up to your tastebuds!

As for me, I make these for holiday's and everyone loved them! In the meanwhile, I will continue to be a pick-a-tarian and order cheeseburgers with no meat from McDonalds and eat yummy Brigadeiros.



Melissa said...

yummmy! maybe I could make this with the kids during the holidays (both the Lee kids and our class) <3

Delfi said...

Sounds really good! and then you add some Dulce de Leche to it...and oh my god!!!! that is great!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I just made a dentist appt. just looking at all the ingredints....I will wait for Ms. Melissa's cooking day to enjoy these :) LOve the polka dot page ..and xxoo 2 U !!! Mommy

Justine said...

OMG, how can they stay so thin! I know what my rear would look like after a day with those LOL!
I'm going to have to give those a try because they sound delicious!


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Justine: They are soo delicious and addicting! You have to try them!

Delfi: If you don't add the cocoa powder it will make dulce de leche Brigadeiros because it is caramelized condensed milk.

Melissa: Make with the kids, its easy and the rolling bit is fun (and messy) make a batch beforehand so your not experimenting though.

Mommy: Thank you!