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!
You made the candies! My the look great!! Wish I was closer to get a real taste.
Posted by: margene | 17 December 2007 at 09:01 AM
Don't those look fabulous!
Posted by: Carole | 17 December 2007 at 09:30 AM
Oh yum! With a good hot cup of coffee.....
Posted by: deb | 17 December 2007 at 10:21 AM
Yummy! Wish I had some more time this week- I'd make some! They look wonderful!
Posted by: Gretchen | 17 December 2007 at 11:04 AM
Ooooo those look good.
Posted by: Tonia | 17 December 2007 at 11:16 AM
Oh yum yum yum!! They look so good. I only have a few weeks to go before I give birth and all of sudden I am craving chocolate! I didn't eat any during the whole pregnancy, but now it's like I need it.
Posted by: Oiyi | 17 December 2007 at 03:07 PM
Heh. We ended our posts with the same little quote. Love it. And the chocolate. Love.
Posted by: Teresa C | 17 December 2007 at 11:26 PM
Those probably won't work with margarine and soy milk, huh? Sigh.
Posted by: KarenJoSeattle | 18 December 2007 at 05:21 AM
I do believe you have just added to the baking list.
Posted by: ann | 18 December 2007 at 06:48 AM