Brigadeiro

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Brigadeiro
Confectionery
Brigadeiro.jpg
Brigadeiro, national truffle of Brazil.
Alternative name(s):
Negrinho
Place of origin:
Brazil
Region or state:
Brazil, Portugal
Creator(s):
Brigadier Eduardo Gomes
Serving temperature:
Cold, chill and sometimes warm/hot when consumed with a spoon
Main ingredient(s):
Sweetened condensed milk, butter and chocolate powder
Variations:
Melted brigadeiro, almond brigadeiro
Recipes at Wikibooks:
Cookbook Brigadeiro
Media at Wikimedia Commons:
Wikimedia Commons  Brigadeiro
 
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Brigadeiro
Confectionery
Brigadeiro.jpg
Brigadeiro, national truffle of Brazil.
Alternative name(s):
Negrinho
Place of origin:
Brazil
Region or state:
Brazil, Portugal
Creator(s):
Brigadier Eduardo Gomes
Serving temperature:
Cold, chill and sometimes warm/hot when consumed with a spoon
Main ingredient(s):
Sweetened condensed milk, butter and chocolate powder
Variations:
Melted brigadeiro, almond brigadeiro
Recipes at Wikibooks:
Cookbook Brigadeiro
Media at Wikimedia Commons:
Wikimedia Commons  Brigadeiro

Brigadeiro (Portuguese for Brigadier; also known in some southern Brazilian states as negrinho, literally "blackie") is a simple Brazilian chocolate bonbon, created in the 1940s and named after Brigadier Eduardo Gomes, whose shape is reminiscent of that of some varieties of chocolate truffles. It is a very popular candy in Brazil and in Portugal and it is usually served at birthday parties,and also as dessert.

The candy is made by mixing sweetened condensed milk, and cocoa powder together. The mixture is then heated in a pan on the stove to obtain a smooth, sticky texture. One then puts the butter on their hands and rolls the chocolate into balls which are covered in granulated chocolate; that is the way brigadeiros are served on holiday or any special occasion. It can also be consumed unrolled, with a spoon or used as a topping or filling for cakes, brownies and other pastries.

Beijinho is a variation that is often served together with brigadeiros at parties, and is prepared with grated coconut instead of chocolate powder.

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