Thursday, April 14, 2011
French Roast Brigadeiro
I just hate being sick. I already have about 3,942 excuses not to do things and being sick is like the icing on the “I don’t feel like doing that cake.”
If you get sick you have full on permission to
1. Not work out, not really…you must! (I just started the P90X)
2. You sure don’t have to eat healthy, bring on the calories..calories cure sickness
3. Be lazy and leave the dishes in the sink, practically taunting you.
4. You have full permission to NOT play with your toddler, however your toddler will not comprehend this fact nor comply
5. You have permission to wine I mean whine on you blog, see I’m doing it “waaaaaaaaa”
6. You have permission to eat all these candies we are about to make.
Learn More About Brigadeiro
1 can of condensed milk – 395g
1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
1 tsp StarbucksVia Instant Coffee, French Roast
1 cup Shredded Coconut, blend in food processor
Mix the condensed milk, butter, cocoa powder, and Via coffee in your pan. Turn the heat to medium high. Be sure to continually stir for 5-7 minutes, make sure that you fully stir on the bottom to prevent burning.
You will know when it is done because as you lift one side of the pan, the Brigadeiro sits down and reveals the clean bottom of the pan.
Once Brigadeiro is fully cooked, remove from the heat to cool. Once Brigadeiro is cooled to room temperature then place it in your refrigerator for another 2 hours. This will make it much easier to handle.
Rolling is simple. Place a tablespoon sized ball onto the end of a spoon, next slightly dampen your hands (I’m talking a drop or two!) Take the candy off the spoon and roll into a ball between your palms. The slight bit of water really makes it easy.
Now, roll the Brigadeiro ball into your coconut. Alternatives could be crushed nuts, cocoa powder, or a simple powdered sugar..and for a real kick more via powder.
I served these up in mini cupcake holders, how adorable. The consistency is a soft fudge like feel, the taste is divine! Leave out the coffee for kids, but I think the coffee addition makes this a perfect little after dinner treat for adults.