Brigadeiro is a famous Brazilian bonbon, made with condensed milk and cocoa, always served at children’s parties. The recipe dates back to 40s, called that way in honor of Brigadier (Brigadeiro) Eduardo Gomes, a well-known Brazilian politician and military figure. The recipe is very simple, and very useful for Valentine’s Day, to make by yourself the chocolates to give to your sweetheart, or for Carnival, if you’re planning a party for your children… I guarnantee they’ll sell like hot cakes!
You can find my recipe to make brigadeiros in March number of magazine “la prova del cuoco magazine”, with which I’m cooperating since a few months ago.
If you’re reading, have a nice cold Monday 😉
Ingredients for 14 bonbons:
200 ml of condensed milk
1 tbsp of plain cocoa
1 tbsp of butter
Preparation Time: 30 min.
Cooking Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 40 min.
In a heavy-based saucepan, combine condensed milk, cocoa and butter.
Cook on a low heat while stirring with a wooden spoon, for about 10 minutes, or untill the mixture will have thickened and will detach from the side of the saucepan.
Turn out the heat, move the mixture into a buttered bowl, and let cool down.
Once cold, with slightly buttered hands, make 3-cm balls, and pass them inside the sprinkles.
As you make them, place them in mini paper liners.
Place your Brigadeiro on a platter and serve.
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