Brigadeiros – Our 300th Post :)
This is indeed a very special post..this is our 300th !!!!!!! We just can’t believe that we have made it till here….It’s going to be 2 Years..yes in Jan 2012, our blog will be celebrating its 2nd birthday! How time flies, right! We were simply Maya and Lakshmi, who came to US with our husbands, not knowing what to do while our husbands went to work..Then we got enchanted to the magical world of food blogging and we both mutually shared the want to be a part of it! And here we are, our lives totally changed! Thank you God, our family, friends and bloggers for your endless support and encouragement. We are especially thankful to all the readers who actually tried our recipes and gave feedback on the website. It is really encouraging to know that somebody is actually trying out the dishes that we post here. It kept us going all these months. We hope to have your support throughout so that we will be inspired to continue. Your valued suggestions and comments are always welcome and we wish to just go on and on….
To celebrate this occasion, we wish to post the recipe for the soft, rich and chewy Brigadeiros, a popular Brazilian dessert. We came across this recipe for the first time at Jennifurla’s “Indigo’s Sugar Spectrum“. Its very easy to make and the base recipe calls for only 3 ingredients..Condensed milk, cocoa powder and butter are heated together, preferably in a non-stick pan to obtain a smooth texture which is then made into small balls and then rolled in either powdered sugar, chocolate shavings, fresh or dessicated coconut, sprinkles or whatever suits your fancy. Hope you will like this recipe..
Ingredients (Makes around 15 – 20)
Sweetened condensed milk – 1 can (14 oz)
Butter – 2 tbsp
Cocoa powder – 2 tbsp
Combine all the three ingredients in a medium-heavy pan. Stir continuously over low-medium heat until the mixture comes together and you can see the bottom of the pan when you scrape it with a spoon, around 7 – 10 minutes. Stir for 2 more minutes over low heat. To test whether done, take a small portion of the mixture, cool it down a bit and try to roll it. Switch off and transfer the mixture into a plate. Cool completely. Grease your palms and shape the mixture into small balls. Roll them in chocolate sprinkles / coconut / cocoa powder / sugar etc. You can serve them in mini cupcake liners. It can be stored in the refrigerator for at least 1 week. Enjoy!