Dark Chocolate Brigadeiros

Dark Chocolate Brigadeiros
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The essential cold summer soup from Spain, gazpacho is made with fresh tomatoes, peppers, and country bread soaked in olive oil.

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 Gazpacho is a Spanish classic, best made when juicy tomatoes are in season.

These Brazilian “truffles” are proof that good things come in small packages. Made with just two basic ingredients — sweetened condensed milk and chocolate — they make the perfect decadent treat when you’re short on time or ingredients.

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Ingredients

  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ Cup dark chocolate, chopped
  • Butter, for rolling
  • Cocoa powder, for rolling

Directions

Pour the sweetened condensed milk and chocolate into a small saucepan and place the pan over medium-high heat.

Stirring constantly, cook the sweetened condensed milk until thickened. You’ll know it’s ready when you draw a line through the sweetened condensed milk and it takes a few seconds for the line to fill itself back in.

Pour the cooked sweetened condensed milk into a wide, shallow dish (like a heat-proof baking dish) and allow it to cool.

When the sweetened condensed milk has cooled, rub a small amount of butter on your hands and then roll the sweetened condensed milk into small balls. Roll each ball into cocoa powder.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.