Lemon Brigadeiro
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Serves: 20
Sweet and sour taste. These are very good.
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated white chocolate
  • Zest of 3 lemons
  • grated white chocolate for topping
  1. In a medium non-stick pan, mix the milk, butter, and chocolate on low heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the lemon zest and stir well.
  4. Transfer to a greased plate and spread. Let it cool. (about 30 to 45 minutes)
  5. Put the remaining grated white chocolate into 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 grated white chocolate 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.
Lemon rind can be bitter.Very important -- make sure you only zest the yellow part of the rind not the white. Variation: For a sweeter taste this can also be rolled in sugar.