The Brazilian truffle, or Brigadeiro (brigadier), as it is known, is a typical candy of Brazilian cuisine. It is common throughout the country, it is mandatory item at birthday parties or days of PMS.
Brigadeiro was invented in Brazil after World War II (1939-1945). At that time it was difficult to get fresh milk and sugar to make candy recipes, which led peoplet o use condensed milk. It was only add 2 + 2 and realize that condensed milk and chocolate resulted in a very tasty candy.
Brigadeiro for president
At the same time, they happened elections for President of Brazil and one of the candidate swas the brigadier Eduardo Gomes, who used a funny advertising with the slogan"Vote for the brigadier who is handsome and single." Women who workedin the campaign distributed the candy to win votes. The voters named the candyin honor of the candidate.
Over time,the brigadeiro was getting better. To decorate it and make it more tasty,granulated chocolate was invented.
The otherversion is Brigadeiro pan, is a softer version of the traditional, which comestraight into the pan, is an old acquaintance of women as comfort food, being aholy thing to help PMS.
1 can of condensed milk
1 tbsp unsalted margarine
4 tbsp of chocolate powder
How to make
1 - In a deep pan, add the condensed milk, margarine and chocolate powder
2 - Cook over medium heat and stir until the brigadeiro start unglued from the pan
3 - Allow to cool and make small balls with the hand passing the dough in chocolate sprinkles
You can decorate with colored confetti, almonds or whatever you want, use your imagination !!!