Have you been searching everywhere for the Best gift to a Brazilian in your life? I have a simple, low cost, blow your mind idea! I have yet to meet a Brazilian who doesn’t like Brigadeiro- even if they are on a diet. Our Birthday, or any occasion really, is the perfect excuse to indulge in this traditional mouth watering sweet treat that will bring them back to wonderful childhood memories!
A mug full of Brazilian Brigadeiros is sure to hit all the notes. It’s festive, it shows you took the time to prepare them something special, It looks pretty, and it will definitely impress. If you already know how to make Brazilian Brigadeiros, then you are in good shape here, otherwise just follow my easy step by step below.
Here’s a step by step
1- Find a cute container.
Here are a few of my favorites that require sometime to be shipped to you, but if you are short on time stop by your local grocery store. Grocery stores usually carry mugs with quotes or a cute picture.
2. Grab the ingredients
- 4 spoons of Chocolate powder
- 1 can of Condensate milk (Usually in the Baking isle – can be found at your local Walmart)
- 1 spoon of Butter
- Chocolate or rainbow sprinkles to decorate
3. No Brainer Cooking
Cooking directions: Mix all ingredients in a cooking pot. The important thing here is to ALWAYS stir, you must stir while it cooks. Cook it over medium heat until it starts to boil. As soon as you see it bubbling turn heat to low and continue to stir until you see the dough is no longer sticking to the bottom of the pan. Remove from heat. Spread it over a plate and let it cool off.
4A. Lazy Brigadeiro
Brigadeiro is very versatile which means you can serve it in many different ways. The lazy Brigadeiro will save you time, as the only thing you need to do is pur it in a mug, top it with some sprinkles and call it a day. We eat it with a spoon. It will look cute as it resembles coffee in a mug, but it actually is a delicious desert!
4B. Fancy Brigadeiro
Taking the time to make the traditional Brigadeiro ball will certainly earn you some brownie points. They are easy to just pop it in your mouth. To start make sure you spread the sprinkle on a plate. Put some butter on the palms of your hands. Scoop one small spoon full of the Brigadeiro into your buttered hands and roll the Brigadeiros into a ball. Place all the balls into the sprinkle plate. Try not to touch the sprinkles with your buttered hands, or it will stick. Save rolling all the Brigadeiros on the sprinkles to the end after you’ve rolled all the Brigadeiro balls. Repeat it until you’ve rolled all the Brigadeiros. Place them onto your eautiful container.
5. Make it extra Special
You can always wrap the mug. Spruce it up with a bow. Write a nice note and hang it on the handle as a tag. Or just gift it as is.
I can’t think of a better gift for a Brazilian. It will bring them so many childhood memories, and the fact that you took the time to make it will mean a lot to them. I hope you have fun making, and perhaps you can even make it a little tradition.
They will never know if you ate a few in the process. I hope you enjoyed learning how to make Brigadeiro, or the Best gift to a Brazilian, for sure. Want to learn more about this Brazilian lost in North America?Interested in adding a nice outfit to your special Brazilian friend? I might be able to help you, visit the boutique. Have fun!