Today’s the last of three posts featuring Brazilian dishes – perfect for serving at a World Cup viewing party. I’ve already shared Ciapirinha, Brazil’s favorite Cocktail and Brazilian Shrimp Stew. Today it’s time for dessert. Easy, rich, chocolatey, Brigadeiro has three ingredients – sweetened condensed milk, butter and cocoa. You simply heat them together until the mixture thickens – cool – roll into balls and roll the balls in assorted toppings. Easy right?! The results are like soft fudge balls. A perfect little pop of chocolatey goodness and a great finish to our Brazilian meal.
As easy as the recipe is, the thickening of the mixture requires patience. You’ll be stirring, with a rubber spatula for ten minutes. Exactly at the 10 minute mark, just as you’re thinking you did something wrong, the mixture suddenly thickens- believe me you’ll know when this happens – so this is not the time for multi tasking.
Once the mixture has cooled, roll it into balls. Then, roll the balls into assorted toppings. I used coconut, cocoa and confectioners sugar. Chopped nuts are also a popular option.