It’s time for Eat the World and we’re headed to Brazil!
So many great recipes come out of Brazil, but I was immediately drawn to Brigadeiro. Brigadeiro was delightful little fudge balls that often show up at celebrations, especially birthday parties! These are similar to, but distinctly different from truffles and bonbons.
The upside is that they are super simple - with only 4 ingredients! They do require a bit of attention to make (a lot of stirring and knowing just when they are thick enough), but they are well worth the effort.
Both of my kids went nuts over these and Spud has already requested them for his birthday next summer!
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Brigadeiro (Brazilian Fudge Balls)
Recipe form Olivia’s Cuisine
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
¼ cup cocoa powder, sifted
1 tablespoons butter
Pinch of salt
Colorful sprinkles (jimmies)
Place the butter, sweetened condensed milk, and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Slowly sift the cocoa powder into the mixture, stirring to combine after each addition.
Cook, stirring constantly until very thick, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
Scoop into 1-tablespoon balls and roll through sprinkles. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Makes about 24 Brigadeiro
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Kenya: Crunchy N’Dizi (Peanut Crusted Bananas)
Sweden: Rodbetssallad med Getost (Grated Beet Salad with Goat Cheese)
New Zealand: Kiwi Burger
France: Fougasse (Provencal Flatbread)
Argentina: Chimichurri Sauce
Mexico (Halloween Special): Pan de Muerto (Day of the Dead Bread)
India: Spiced Golden Milk
Poland: Chrusciki (Angel Wing Cookies)
Ethiopia: Buticha (Hummus)
England: Wizarding World of Harry Potter Leaky Cauldron-Style Mini Cottage Pie
Georgia: Lobiani (Bean-Stuffed Bread)
Mexico: Crispy Pork Carnitas
Cambodia: Loc Lac (Shredded Beef with Lime)
Israel: Chicken Albondigas (Chicken Meatballs)
Finland: Sima (Lemonade)
Puerto Rico: Arroz con Tocino (Rice with Bacon)
Egypt: Ghorayebah Cookies
Ukraine: Scuffles (Rohalyky) Cinnamon Crescent Rolls
Portugal: Bitoque (Steak & Eggs)
Germany (Christmas Special): Lebkuchenherzen (German "Gingerbread" Cookies)
Trinidad & Tobago: Trini Macaroni Pie
Iraq: T'bit (Slow Cooked Chicken & Brown Rice)
Fiji: Fijian Creamy Lentil Soup (Dhal)
Senegal: Cafe Touba (Senegalese Spiced Coffee)
Colombia: Cañón de Cerdo (Colombia-Style Pork Loin Roast)
Soul Food (United States): Oven-Baked Ribs with Cola BBQ Sauce
Bangladesh: Shemai (Sweet Vermicelli Pudding)
The Netherlands: Dutch Farmer’s Cheese Soup (Boerenkaas Soep)
Laos: Khao Piak Sen (Lao Chicken Noodle Soup)
Jamaica: Chicken & Pumpkin Soup
Vietnam: Vietnamese Chicken Porridge (Chao Ga)
Sudan: Red Lentil Soup (Sudanese Addas)
Luxembourg: Bouchée à la Reine (Vol-au-Vent)
Uruguay: Pasta Caruso