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Brigadeiro is a Brazilian petit four which is normally served in birthday parties. It was created in the 1940’s to promote a candidate to the presidency in Brazil, his wife made the petit fours to sell and help fund in his campaign.
There are other versions of the history of how the Brigadeiro was created but originally it used to made of milk, eggs, butter, sugar and chocolate and later it was changed to condensed milk.
The Beijinho (which means little kiss in Portuguese) is a white version of brigadeiro and it’s made with coconut.
Put the condensed milk, butter, and the chocolate in a pan and cook in low heat until you can see the bottom of the pan, until it comes away from the bottom of the pan. For the Beijinho put condensed milk, butter and dehydrated coconut in a pan and cook in low heat, mixing all the time.
Wait until is completely cold, grease your hands with butter and make little balls.
Garnish the Brigadeiro with chocolate sprinkles, and for the Beijinho roll on white sugar(crystal sugar) and put a clove on top.
Leave it on the fridge until it's time to serve it.
Beijinho can also be made with orange juice or lime juice.
Use a long wood spoon to mix while cooking.
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