Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What is Brigadeiro?

Brigadeiro is a sweet treat made from sweetened condensed milk, butter and chocolate (powder) that is slowly cooked until it gets a smooth and rich consistency. After it cools down, it's molded into rounded shapes,  covered with chocolate sprinkes and placed in mini baking cups.

Brigadeiro in the pan

This simple preparation originated lots of other recipes. The most classics are the coconut (little kiss) and the pink brigadeiro, but there's a lot of variations, walnuts, white chocolate, caramel crunch, coffee, just to name a few. You can eat as dessert, snack, party favor, or paired with a good shot of expresso (my favorite).

Brigadeiro is popular because anyone can do it. It is democratic because you can cook it your way, with your favorite ingredient or jumping the shape step and eat it straight from the pan (good for lazies). Brigadeiro is milky, chocolaty, it's deliciousness! Yummmm...


  1. Oi gostei do seu blog, postei a um tempo atras algumas info sobre brigadeiros...os seus parecem deliciosos!!
    Boa sorte !!!

  2. Obrigada Fernanda, onde eu acho as informações que você postou? bjo!