Delicious brazilian truffles. There's no birthday party without them!
i n g r e d i e n t s :
- 1 can of milkmaid ("leite moça", "la lechera", "Milchmädchen", whatsoever it is called in your country)
- pure chocolate powder
- chocolate sprinkles
- grated desiccated coconut
- little cupcake molds
p r e p a r a t i o n :
Melt about 2 teaspoons of butter in a small saucepan at medium heat and add half of the milkmaid to it. Mix well.
For the brigadeiro, add 3 spoons of chocolate, continuously stirring at medium heat, it will turn thicker and thicker, go on stirring vigorously, until you start seeing the bottom of the saucepan. Keep a close eye on the heat, lower it if necessary. Put it aside to cool off.
For the beijinho, repeat the step with melting butter and milkmaid above. Add 5 spoons of the coconut flakes, always stirring at medium heat, just like you made it with the brigadeiro. At some point you'll see the bottom of the saucepan. Put it aside to cool off.
When you're done with the brigadeiro, do the same with the beijinho. Make sure you have enough butter on your palms to be able to mould them, otherwise it'll stick to your skin. Roll the beijinho balls on the coconut flakes. Put them in the cupcake molds.