“Brigadeiros are Brazil’s most common and most beloved delicacy. It means Brigadier in Portugese. They are staples for everyday eating as well as special occasions. They are variedly called as Brazilian candy, Brazilian truffles or Brazilian fudge balls.” – the vast glorious Internet
I love trying desserts from different countries . A friend of mine had a bday coming up and was going through one of those buzz feed articles. You know the kind …” x,y,z number of international desserts you need to try today!”.( By the way, I love going through buzz feed food lists.. don’t you? ). And she says … for my bday I want you to make each of these!
I m pretty sure she was joking , but I just need a reason to bake! I The entire list would have required me to take a week off work! So i made a Sachertorte (Austrian cake) which was on the list.. and made these Brigadeiros on the side because a) they were so so easy b) Brazilians rave on and on about it (google it to see what I mean!) so I wanted to see what the fuss is about.
Truffles and fudge are easy to make as it is, so are these .. only three ingredients and three steps. Condensed milk , butter and cocoa powder. Heat . Chill. Roll. Butter and cocoa could never taste bad. And every third person I know loves to lick condensed milk off the spoon , So I assumed this recipe couldn’t go too wrong.
I went the traditional route and followed this recipe from Street Smart Brazil, but you could skip the chocolate vermicelli and cover in cocoa powder or chopped nuts or colored sprinkles. I wouldn’t suggest icing sugar as that would take the sweetness over the top.