Shortbread Brigadeiro
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Serves: 20
 
Sweet, gooey and crunchy.
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • crushed shortbread cookies
  • sugar
Instructions
  1. In a medium non-stick pan, mix the milk and butter. 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. Remove from heat and add the shortbread chunks. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Transfer to a greased plate and spread. Let it cool. (about 30 to 45 minutes)
  4. Put the sugar or other coating into a separate dish.
  5. To mold the brigadeiro into balls, take a teaspoonful of mixture and roll it between your buttered hands.
  6. Roll in sugar or other coating.
  7. Transfer the ball to a mini baking cup or square of parchment for serving. Keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Notes
Variation: Roll in shredded white chocolate instead of the sugar.

 

Eggnog Brigadeiro
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Serves: 20
 
These will be the hit of your holiday party! They are divine!
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons light rum
  • shredded white chocolate
Instructions
  1. In a medium non-stick pan, mix the milk, butter, nutmeg and rum. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon on low heat.
  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. Transfer to a greased plate and spread. Let it cool. (about 30 to 45 minutes)
  4. Put the shredded white chocolate into a separate dish.
  5. To shape the brigadeiro into balls, take a teaspoonful of mixture and roll it between your buttered hands.
  6. Transfer the ball to the dish of shredded white chocolate and roll it around to coat all sides.
  7. Transfer the ball to a mini baking cup or s
Notes
Variation: You may add a little more nutmeg but be careful because it can be overpowering.

 

Lemon Brigadeiro
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Serves: 20
 
Sweet and sour taste. These are very good.
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.
Notes
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.

 

Classic Brigadeiro : White Chocolate
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Serves: 20
 
Variation of popular Brazilian candy. Also known as "Branquinho."
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons of white chocolate (preferably powder)
  • shredded white chocolate
Instructions
  1. In a medium non-stick pan, mix the milk, butter and white 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. Transfer to a greased plate and spread. Let it cool. (about 30 to 45 minutes)
  4. Spread the shredded white chocolate into a separate dish.
  5. To shape the brigadeiro into balls, take a teaspoonful of mixture and roll it between your buttered hands.
  6. Roll in shredded white chocolate.
  7. Transfer the ball to a mini baking cup or square of parchment for serving. Keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.