Brigadeiros (Brazilian chocolate fudge truffles)
Last year I went to São Paulo for work and it didn’t take me long to fall in love with Brazilians: with their way of speaking, their amazing food and their cheerfulness (and yes, they are also very sexy on average).
Next to my hotel in the neighbourhood of Pinheiros, there was “Maria Brigadeiro“, an amazing small shop full of brigadeiros, the chocolate fudge truffles that are very popular in Brazil. That shop was selling brigadeiros like macarons are sold in France, which means 1) with many different flavours and decorations, and 2) at quite a high price. 🙂
Life is short, start with the dessert
That was the writing on the wall of the shop, where of course I bought more than a dozen different brigadeiros. They all tasted amazing, but the best ones were the traditional flavours, simply made with chocolate and condensed milk.
And that’s exactly the recipe I made in these days, to celebrate the Olympics in Brazil: simple chocolate brigadeiros.
The recipe is very easy, but you need to know when to stop stirring… that might take some practice! But trust me, it is very hard to fail at making brigadeiros!
Serve them at room temperature for an explosion of super-soft chocolate in your mouth! Bom apetite! 🙂
|150g||Chocolate powder (or finely chopped milk or dark chocolate)|
The brigadeiros can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for around 3 days, or around 7 days if refrigerated. Just remember to serve them at room temperature.