I have another special treat for you! Karla from Foodologie is sharing a traditional Brazilizn treat! We all know how much I love to explore food through different cultures, and Karla and I share the same passion!
Hi Little Ferraro Kitchen Readers! I’m Karla from Foodologie.
While Samantha is out being awesome and graduating, I’m here to say hi and tell you about a tasty Brazilian treat that will rock your socks.
Now, I should probably start by saying I’m not Brazilian. I’m American of Guatemalan parents who love to travel. I was luckily enough to have parents who took me everywhere they went. Our first major trip was to Brazil. I was 14 years old, and it was awesome. My love of travel and foreign things grew from there.
That first trip to Brazil really stuck with me. In college, I took Portuguese, studied abroad in Portugal (not directly relevant, but language, you see) and made sure any paper I ever wrote had Brazil as a case study. Later, I started getting really into baking and cooking. That fascination with different cultures began to translate to food.
On my blog, you’ll see a lot of recipes from a variety of different origins: from my own Guatemalan family, such as Pepian, Rellenitos and Black Beans to Pasta alla Puttanesca from the time I spent 6 months in Italy to Pão de Mel (Brazilian Honey Cake) that I learned from my Portuguese teacher.
So let’s keep up my Brazilian fascination with these goodies.
- 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tbsp butter
- 4 tbsp cocoa powder
- Sprinkles, dried coconut, chopped nuts, etc. (for rolling)
- Place sweetened condensed milk, butter and cocoa powder in a saucepan. Turn on flame to medium/low, stir to combine. Keep stirring for about 15 minutes total. The mixture become thick. Transfer mixture to a bowl and allow to cool.
- Grease your hands and form into walnut sized balls. Roll in sprinkles, coconut, nuts or any other topping of your choosing. I'm a fan of coconut taste-wise, but sprinkles are cute.
- Makes about 18 brigadeiros. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
I think they’re extra delicious with a big cup of coffee, because I’ll be honest, these are intensely sweet. But they’re so easy and fun.