Brazilian Chocolate Truffle (Brigadeiro)
I can't express how excited I am about this recipe. Growing up in Brazil this is the one dessert I ate the most. It is served in every birthday party and special occasion. Originally, it is called Brigadeiro and it is made by mixing sweetened condensed milk, butter and powder chocolate. It is a kind of bonbon or chocolate truffle, soft in texture and usually rolled into balls and covered in granulated chocolate. It is also used as a topping or filling for cakes, brownies and other pastries…
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