Traditional Brazilian Wedding Favours – Bem Casado

Bem casados  – Brazilian wedding favours
Bem casados are said to give the newly weds luck! These wedding favours are discs of sponge cake filled with dulce de leche, sugar coated and individually wrapped. The recipe:

 Sponge cake• 4 large eggs• 4 tablespoons of sugar• 1 teaspoon (tsp) baking powder• 7 teaspoons flour

Filling• 1 can of Dulce de Leche 

Syrup• 2 cups (tea) icing sugar

To wrap
• cellophane paper clear• crepe paper in 4 shades• satin ribbon
Makes about/average 40 discs = 20 wedding favours.

Method:Sponge cake: Beat eggs and sugar for 10 minutes, until dough is light and fluffy consistency. Add the yeast and turn off the mixer. Add the flour gradually, stirring lightly with a whisk. With a spoon (dessert) servings of pasta dripping go into greased and floured baking sheet, leaving space between them. Bake in oven over medium-high (200 º C) until firm and lightly browned. Remove from oven while still hot and set aside.

Filling:Put the dulce de leche in a bowl and stir well with a spoon. Take a piece of dough is baked, spread the dulce de leche with a spatula and place the part on the first, forming a sandwich. Repeat with remaining dough.

Syrup:Dissolve the sugar in half cup (tea) of warm water and stir until a thick syrup. Balance every sweet on a fork and with a spoon, soak up the syrup. Let dry on a rack in an airy place, until it forms a layer of white sugar.

To wrap:
Before wrapping, prepare the paper, cutting cellophane and wrapping paper in 20 cm square. Once dry, wrap each cake in cellophane first, then with the wrapping paper. Finish with a satin ribbon tie. You can used textile as well.

Freezing: Freeze them without passing them by the syrup. After joining the cookies with Dulce de Leche, wrap them one by one in plastic wrap, label and freeze. To thaw, remove the pack and leave at room temperature for about 4 hours. Next, soak them in sugar syrup.
A Royal Bem Casados

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