Those Brazilian Things: Escondidinho de Carne Seca
Brigadeiro (Portuguese for Brigadier; also known in some southern Brazilian states as negrinho, literally “blackie”) is a simple Brazilian chocolate bonbon, created in the 1940s and named after Brigadier Eduardo Gomes, whose shape is reminiscent of that of some varieties of chocolate truffles. It is a very popular candy in Brazil and in Portugal and it is usually served at birthday parties,and also as dessert.
The candy is made by mixing sweetened condensed milk, butter and chocolate powder together. The mixture is then heated in a pan on the stove or in a microwave oven to obtain a smooth, sticky texture. It is usually rolled into balls which are covered in granulated chocolate; that is the way brigadeiros are served at children’s birthday parties. It can also be consumed unrolled, with a spoon or used as a topping or filling for cakes, brownies and other pastries.
Mod note: you can also eat it from the pan with a spoon