Friday, 28 February 2014

Friday Sweet Treat No. 2

The last time I posted a Friday sweet treat was back in November 2010!  You can see the post  here
Well, today I thought it was time to post another treat so I had a go at making Brigadeiros (Brazilian sweets) for the first time.  There are many recipes for Brigadeiros on the internet but I made mine as follows:
1 can condensed milk
4 tbsp Green and Black's organic cocoa powder
1 tbsp butter

Blend ingredients together in a small saucepan with a wooden spoon.  Keep stirring over a low heat until the 'sauce' thickens and you can see the bottom of the pan when you drag the spoon through the centre of the mixture.  Pour into a heatproof dish, allow to cool and then place in the fridge.

When the mixture is cold.  Rub butter into your hands and roll teaspoons of mixture into your hands to form small balls.  Roll the balls into topping of your choice.  I used chocolate strands, caramel curls and hundreds and thousands.  Place the sweets into small (petit four) cases and allow to set in fridge.  These are so easy to make.  Give it a go!

Another sweet treat for you, if you are not fussed about the chocolate kind;  Gizmo would like to wish you all a happy weekend.  Let's hope the sun shines so we can get out in the garden! x


KC'sCourt! said...

Gizzmo is adorable. Thank you for the chocolate receipe
Julie xxxxxxxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh my goodness they look delicious, thank you Simone for sharing. I wish you lived around the corner I'd be round in a shot!!!!
Not only has it been a while since we had a Friday sweet treat but it's been a while since we saw Gizmo, he's still as handsome as ever!
Happy weekend,
V xxx

sharon said...

Happy to see Gizmo on your blog again. Dovey and Mya send their regards.
And we all will be happy to say goodbye to February. Welcome March and spring!

Debs Dust Bunny said...

What a great recipe, perfect to have after dinner with a cup of coffee. Gizmo is gorgeous!

Helen Philipps said...

These sweet treats look so delicious, Simone! I must try them soon! Gizmo is looking very well indeed.....what a handsome cat :)
Happy weekend!
Helen xx

Rosie said...

Your sweets look good enough to give as gifts, Simone. Wishing you and Gizmo a happy weekend too:)

Puppet Lady said...

Two really sweet treats here, Simone! Thank you. I've missed your pictures of Gizmo.

Anne Butera said...

Haha! Sweet photo of Gizmo!

Glad to be stopping by your blog again this morning, Simone.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Hannapat said...

Hi Simone thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving a comment. I always like to find new blogs and it looks like you have some gorgeously delicious treats on display here. Oh those days of sugar are so well gone for me now, but it doesn't mean I am not still enjoying some delicious food. Enjoy these and your cat is super gorgeous too! xoxo

Paula said...

I've heard about these before but never tried making them. I might give them a go sometime as I'm sure my son would love them.