Cheese Brigadeiro

Cheese Brigadeiros
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Serves: 20
Nice smooth flavor. The cheese and sweetened condensed milk complement each other.
  • 1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Extra grated parmesan cheese to cover
  1. In a medium non-stick pan, mix the milk and butter on low heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon.
  2. Before bringing the condensed milk to a boil slowly add the grated cheese stirring constantly.
  3. Continue stirring and cooking until it thickens and becomes more difficult to stir. You will start to see the bottom of the pan more clearly. When the mixture seems more like a dough and less like a batter, and it pulls from the sides of the pan easily, it is done. This should take approximately 20 - 25 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a greased plate and spread. Let it cool. (about 30 to 45 minutes)
  5. Put the extra shredded cheese on a separate dish.
  6. To mold the brigadeiro into balls, take a teaspoonful of mixture and roll it between your buttered hands.
  7. Transfer the ball to the dish of cheese and roll it around to coat all sides.
  8. Transfer the ball to a mini baking cup or square of parchment for serving. They keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Variation: You may also roll these in sugar or shredded coconut.