Brazilian Cooking – Brigadeiros! 3 January

Last week, for our Brazilian Cooking activity, we made Brazilian dessert favourite  brigadeiros ❤

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I printed out the below (very simple) recipe, but Brazilian student Lucas told me it wouldn’t be needed as he threw everything in the saucepan, using his judgement over measurements!

Recipe: Mix 1 tin of sweetened condensed milk, 15 grams of butter and 3 table spoons of cocoa powder over medium heat until thickened. Let it cool then roll into balls!

When rolling the mixture into balls it’s advised to put butter on your hands first to stop it sticking; this worked for everyone but me, who ended up in a real mess!

It was only a few of us making them but once we’d then covered them in chocolate sprinkles and nuts more students suddenly appeared to help us eat them!

 

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Morning Brigadeiro making! January 3rd

This morning we had great fun in the kitchen making Brigadeiros! They are a Brazilian sweet – a real favourite and a traditional birthday treat seen in Brazil.

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Brigadeiros are typically small, bite-size treats, made from just a few simple ingredients: condensed milk, cocoa powder and butter – all individually hand rolled and covered with chocolate sprinkles and nuts.

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We had s small group today as it’s our first week back after the Christmas holidays. Together with Elena and Marcia, we cooked up a storm! We started out by combining the condensed milk with the cocoa and butter. This had to be stirred over a medium heat for a long time – stirring it constantly to ensure it did not burn. When you drag the spoon through the mixture and the space is visible on the bottom of the pan for a few seconds, that’s how you know it is thick enough. We then popped the mixture into a bowl in the fridge to cool for a few minutes. It was quite a lot of stirring so the girls took turns and it gave us plenty of time to chat about our Christmas holidays and new year celebrations! 😀

The fun part was then turning the mixture into the brigadeiros! We used a selection of nuts, coconut and sprinkles for our toppings. Check out the results! Delicious 🙂

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Brazilian Cooking – Brigadeiros! 26 July

Yesterday for our Brazilian Cooking activity we made the traditional Brazilian dessert Brigadeiros!

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It’s very simple to make; just mix 1 tin of sweetened condensed milk, 15 grams of butter and 3 table spoons of cocoa powder over medium heat until thickened.

Once they the mixture had cooled down we covered our hands in butter (stops it sticking!) and rolled it into balls!

Next we covered the balls in candy sprinkles, granulated nuts, shredded coconut and chocolate sprinkles!

 I’ve given up chocolate for the month (5 days to go!!) and this was by far the hardest day! Everyone else was able to enjoy them though and said they were delicious!

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Brazilian Cooking! 10th May

Today for Brazilian Cooking we made the popular sweet treat Brigadeiros!

They’re really easy to make, the only hard part is having the patience to wait for them to cool down!

I caught quite a few of the students scrapping the saucepans and licking the spoons during this time!

To make 20 brigadeiros you simply mix 15 grams of butter, 1 tin of sweetened condensed milk and 3 table spoons of cocoa powder over medium heat until thickened (it usually takes around 10 minutes).

You then allow them to cool before being able to roll them into balls with your hands and then cover them in toppings/decorations! We used chocolate sprinkles, granulated nuts, shredded coconut and 100s and 1000s candy!

A few of our Brazilian students advised they’re better when they’ve had a chance to harden but most of us just wanted to eat them straight away!

They were absolutely delicious and even after seeing how they’re made I’m convinced they’re still healthy 🙂

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.