Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Brigadeiro, a historic treat.

Brigadeiro is the portuguese word for Brigadier, the army position between a Colonel and a General. Everything started in 1946, with this guy Brigadier Eduardo Gomes, when he decided to run for Brazil's presidency. History tells that he was tall and very good looking and in the early days of his campaign he drove a lot of women attention.

As passionate women always do unbelievable stuff, these women decided to do something to help the guy get the job. The idea was to bake and sell treats to raise funds for his campaign. And so they did.

The recipe made with sweetened condensed milk, butter and cocoa powder became a best seller and people started to call it "the brigadier's sweet".

Unfortunately the handsome guy never got the chair, but ever since, this treat became much more popular than any other sweet and politician in Brazil.


  1. mto sucesso!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Mari, vc tem a historia de como surgiu a loja? eu vou fazer um trabalho de ingles e gostaria de colocar isso como curiosidade