Traditional and Pink Brigadeiros

Recipe courtesy of Mariana Vieira
Show: Taste in Translation Episode: Birthday Treat
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 25 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: 50 min
Cook: 20 min
 
YIELD: 30 servings of each
LEVEL: Intermediate

ingredients

TRADITIONAL BRIGADEIROS:
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 ounce dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Melted butter or butter spray, for greasing hands
  • 1/2 cup chocolate sprinkles
PINK BRIGADEIROS:
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Melted butter or butter spray, for greasing hands
  • 1/4 cup crystallized sugar
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Directions

For the traditional brigadeiros: Combine the sweetened condensed milk, chocolate, cocoa powder and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir vigorously until you see heavy bubbles in the mixture, about 10 minutes. Transfer the batch to a porcelain plate and refrigerate for 1 hour or until it is completely cool. When cooled, butter your hands with the butter spray and using a tablespoon grab small amounts of the mixture and mold it into 1-inch balls. Roll each one in sprinkles and place in mini paper candy cups. Keep refrigerated for 30 minutes before serving.

For the pink brigadeiros: Combine the milk, butter, gelatin and egg yolk in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir vigorously until you see heavy bubbles in the mixture, about 10 minutes. Transfer the batch to a porcelain plate and refrigerate for 1 hour or until it is completely cool. When cooled, butter your hands with butter spray and using a tablespoon grab small amounts of the mixture and mold it into 1-inch balls. Roll in crystallized sugar and place in mini paper candy cups. Keep refrigerated for 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
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