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Whether you're baking for a special occasion or just simply seeking out a weekend treat, the Brigadeiro is a classic Brazilian treat set to please all.

  • Prep: 15 minutes
  • Cook: 20 hour
  • Total time: 45 minutes
  • Recipe serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of butter or margarine
  • Granulated chocolate

Instructions

  1. In a pan mix together the condensed milk, cocao powder and butter or margarine.
  2. In a low heat, stir continuously until you can start to see the mixture is no longer sticking bottom of the pan as you mix.
  3. Place the mixture onto a buttered plate to cool.
  4. To make the balls, with buttered hand, place the mixture flatly into your hand.
  5. Roll the balls in the granulated chocolate covering all side, then place in case.

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  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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