Brigadeiro chocolate balls are a delight to eat. The way they fill your mouth feels amazing. Every chocolate ball is usually filled with melted chocolate, filling your mouth as soon as you bite into it. However, there are different types of chocolate balls across the world. One such chocolate ball is the Brigadeiro. Read on below to know more about it.
1. Brigadeiro is a traditional Brazilian dessert. It was first made by Heloísa Nabuco de Oliveira, a confectioner from Rio de Janeiro.
2. A traditional Brigadeiro is made from condensed milk, cocoa powder and butter. Condiments like chocolate sprinkles can be used for added flavour.
3. Brigadeiros are popular food items during Brazilian festivals. They are eaten by relish by old and young people alike. They are commonly made in households, but people can also buy them from bakeries and confectionaries.
- More accurately, Brigadeiro is the mixture and not the ball. The Brigadeiro dough is usually shaped into balls, covered in chocolate sprinkles and placed in a cupcake liner.
5. Brigadeiro is also consumed in other ways. The dough is sometimes put in a jar and eaten with a spoon. This version of the Brigadeiro is called “Brigadeiro de colher”, literally “Spoon brigadeiro”.
6. Today, Brigadeiros can be found in many colours. Many variations in flavour and colour coating in Brigadeiros have become popular.
- The sweet was developed by Heloisa during the presidential campaign of Brigadier Eduardo Gomes in 1946. At that time, the dessert was called “doce de brigadeiro” (brigadier’s sweet). These sweets were sold in support of the brigadier’s campaign.
- It was the first national election in which women were allowed to vote. However, despite the dessert’s delicious taste and popularity, the brigadier lost the election. The election was won by General Eurico Gaspar Dutra.
Talking so much about this delicious dessert has brought water to the mouth. Browsing through the net looking at its pictures didn’t help either. Therefore, *signs-off*.
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