Blame it on Rio! And the Olympics. I’ve had Brazil on my mind the past several days. So I had to see what kind of chocolate they like. It seems the national favorite is brigadeiros, their version of chocolate truffles.
Wikipedia says, “The brigadeiro makes up a big part of the Brazilian culture and is said to be a national icon. It is a democratic dessert that many people can enjoy. It can be made in the north or the south, eaten by rich or by poor, men or women, children or adults.
The brigadeiro is present in innumerable occasions: from birthday parties for children to more luxurious parties. It is often more anticipated than the traditional birthday cake. The brigadeiro is offered in more elaborate forms where the preparation includes high quality ingredients, giving it a higher status of a gourmet dessert. …. There are over 50 flavors in stores that are called brigadeiro boutiques.”
There are several recipes for brigadeiros online and they seem easy to make. So I’m going to whip up a batch for my Olympics closing night party. Right after I practice my floor exercise.
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