The brigadeiro (Portuguese for Brigadier); is a common Brazilian sweet, created in 1940. It is common throughout the entire country and is present in almost all the major Brazilian celebrations.
The brigadeiro is made from condensed milk, cocoa powder, butter and covered with chocolate sprinkles. It's a childhood favourite.
This sweet is so popular that it has been the inspiration for many other spin-offs like ice creams, cake topping, sauces, etc. This recipe is a twist on the pudim-de-leite, another famous Brazilian dessert very much like a creme caramel, but this recipe adds chocolate and sprinkles just like brigadeiro!
1 can of condensed milk (395g)
1 can of double (heavy) cream (400g)
100g of cocoa powder, I use Green & Blacks Organic
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of butter at room temperature
3 large organic eggs, at room temperature
butter for greasing
chocolate sprinkles to decorate
1) grease a mould around 20cm x 9 cm deep. reserve.
2) pre-heat the oven 180 ° C
3) Blend the condensed milk, cream, chocolate powder, sugar, butter and eggs. When smooth, pour into a rounded shaped mold with a central hole (20cm in diameter) greased well with butter.
4) Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a water bath in a medium oven (170 ° C) for about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Leave to cool down a bit for 30m minutes
5)Unmold still warm and decorate the entire surface with chocolate sprinkles. Refrigerate for about 6 hours.