Food 2008 – Recipes (Brigadeiros)

Sunday, 10th February 2008 – Brigadeiros (Recipe)

Note to self… When throwing a party with a Brazilian theme, try to avoid letting Janice eat three brigadeiros in a row…

Ingredients

  • 50g (2oz) unsalted butter
  • 400g (14oz) condensed milk
  • 50mls (2fl oz) milk
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Coloured or chocolate vermicelli for rolling

Method

  1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Add the condensed milk, milk and cocoa powder. Stir constantly until the mixture reaches a thick consistency.
  2. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  3. Spread the vermicelli on a plate.
  4. Butter your hands well. With a teaspoon, scoop out portions of the mixture, and roll them into a ball, then roll them in the vermicelli.
  5. Place in individual confectionery cases and put in the fridge till needed.

The result is the stickiest chocolate hit imaginable. Janice ate three in a row, and then felt she had to roll around on the conservatory floor, waving her arms and legs around.

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