You’ve probably seen it coming… If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’m Brazilian. And if you know anything about Brazilian cuisine, you’ve probably tasted a Brigadeiro before and you know it’s Brazil’s favorite sweet! You were probably thinking: when is this Brazilian girl going to share recipes of what really matters? So here it is! Brigadeiros!
Now that you’ve (hopefully) stopped jumping up and down, let’s talk about this very serious – and yet so simple – dessert.
In Brazil every birthday party has some brigadeiros by the cake. And by the time everybody gathers around the cake to sing “Parabéns a você!” (Happy Birthday to you!) you can always see some empty paper cups because there’s always a few naughty ones that eat the brigadeiros before Happy Birthday time. (I must confess I’m one of them…)
Seriously, if you serve those little chocolate treats on your next party, you will be the most popular kid in town! Be sure you eat some before serving them to other people, because there won’t be any left at the end, I can guarantee!
- 1 (14oz) can sweet condensed milk
- 4 Tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
- 2 Tbsp butter, plus more for rolling balls
- A pinch of salt
- Good quality chocolate sprinkles (or any other type of sprinkles you like)