Brigadeiro is a delicious, Brazilian, chocolate made from sweetened condensed milk, Nesquick, and butter.
First, mix up two canes of sweetened condensed milk and 1/4 cup of Nesquick in a pan. We don't measure the Nesquick, but 1/4 cup is approximate. Cook it over medium-low heat.
See how it gets smoother, then thicker:
Make sure you mix it almost the whole time! If you start seeing clumps, you are burning it. (As you see in the picture above.
If you want to pour it on a cake, just let it cool for a little bit. If you want to roll it into balls, cook it until it gets thicker, let it cool completely, and roll it into balls. I recommend that you roll it into chocolate sprinkles. It's a messy job.
Here is a brigadeiro cake:
Sorry for the finger scraping on the cake. Don't worry, if I ever make you something, or you come to our house, that won't happen. But that's how good it is!
Are you Brazilian? Have you ever tried brigadeiro?
Happy Independence Day! Not only it is Independence day, it is my grandpa's birthday. Sadly, they are in Brazil right now, so we don't get to celebrate with him. But guess what? I have a really cool cake tutorial. It has an American flag in every slice!
First, mix up two boxes of vanilla cake.
Pour the batter into three bowls. You will need about one cup more in one bowl than the rest.
Then, add red food coloring to the bowl with more batter. Add blue to one of the other ones.
I added white chocolate chips to the blue batter.
Pour them into the pans that are greased with butter and flour.
I gave the job of "cleaning" the bowls to the children. ;-)
(I didn't give that bowl to Genny. The other children were apparently finished with it and left it there. I turned around and...)
After the cakes are done baking and are cooled, you will need to cut the white cake in half, and the red one in thirds.
Using a bowl, cut a ring around the blue cake.
Stack a layer of red, then white, then red again. (With frosting in between.)
Using the same bowl you used for the blue, cut out circles from the other red and white cake.
Can't see it, just pretend.
Spread frosting on the top layer of the cake. Add the blue cake ring.
Add the white cake circle and spread frosting on it.
Do the same thing with the red.
That's it! (Well, except for decorating it.)
Soooo, two cake mixes, 3 1/2 cans of frosting, lots of food coloring, some colored sugar, and a few hours later, I have this:
Christian liked it :-)
(of course, everybody did.)
Oh, and 2015-1776 is 239. It has been 239 years since America gained it's independence!