Sweets for the sweet
Brigadeiro! For some reason, when I say it or think it, it's with emphasis. I used this recipe. Because I read many of the comments and tips, I substituted Ghirardelli Chocolate Mocha cocoa mix for the unsweetened cocoa. I rolled half of the candies in chocolate sprinkles, and the other half in more of the cocoa mix. The mixture could have been just a little bit thicker, but it's pretty darn good. Both the process and the end product are reminiscent of truffles, though Brigadeiro(!) is much sweeter and more like a Tootsie Roll.
Tonight is the last meeting of my "global" class and, whilst we finish up the work, we will share in an international potluck. Brigadeiro(!) is a popular candy in Brazil, which is one of the countries that I studied more thoroughly in class. I'm going to make some more for Christmas. My youngest sister spent her junior year in high school as an exchange student in Sao Paulo -- and I wonder if she'll remember these.
I have finished the knitting of the Handknit Holidays Log Cabin Socks variation for suede soles! I've given them a soak and pinned them out to dry. While I was at it, I soaked and pinned out Mack's Shark Mitts, too. This week will see some sewing up and finishing! Last night, I worked on Tudora and have just begun decreases. w00t!