Friday, July 30, 2010

Brigadeiro and Pao de queijo (Brazilian Snacks)

For the Brazilian National Night, the Brazilian delegation prepared their famous snacks.

The first one is Brigadeiro which is a Brazilian candy named after Brigadier General Eduardo Gomes, who ran for presidency in 1940's. This candy was his favorite one and his wife served it at every parties. Gomes lost the election, but the candy made a history. In Brazil, no birthday party is complete without brigadeiros - it is as important as the birthday cake itself.

The Brazilian delegation made the Bridgadeiro from a ready to use chocolate condensed milk (Nestle product).
You can also make it by yourself if you can't find the ready to use chocolate condensed milk with the following Bridgadeiro recipe:

1 can Condensed Milk
2 tablespoons Butter
2 or 3 tablespoons Chocolate Powder
Chocolate sprinkles

1. Combine the first three ingredients in a pan and stir constantly over medium heat, bringing to boil.
2. Continue stirring for about 2 minutes or until mixture thickens enough to coat the bottom of the pan.
3. Remove from heat and carefully scoop hot mixture out of the pot into a separate bowl to cool
4. Let it cool completely,
then the next steps are as follow:

Coat hands with butter and scoop out a tablespoon size amount of the chocolate condensed milk into the palm of your hand.
Roll into a small ball.
Roll the ball in sprinkle.
Let rest on a non-sticky paper or in a paper cup.

Beside the Brigadeiro, Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Roll/Bread ) was also being served as the second snack during the Brazilian National Night.

The Costa Rica leader and me helped the Brazilian leader to make the Pao de Queijo.

It's so easy, fast and convenient to make it from this brand "Yoki Pao de Queijo Mix".

For one bag of Yoki:
- Add 2 eggs and 1/2 cup of water, then mix well with the Yoki powder until become a dough.
- Make small rolls and place them in a tray.
- Bake in oven (350 degrees F) for about 30 minutes or until the rolls become golden color.

Can't believe that the taste of this Pao de Queijo made from the mix Yoki powder is totally the same like the Pao de Queijo (recipe from Everything4sweets) that I made several months ago :)


  1. I wish I can find Pao de Queijo Mix in here, all the snacks looks so yummy :)

  2. I don't think we have chocolate condensed milk here....

  3. Selba, I went to this Portuguese/ Brazilian bakery, they sell a cake taste exactly like Bika Ambon, maybe you can ask your friend the recipe, let me know if you get the recipe, thanks.

  4. E4S: My mom has a book for making Bika Ambon, she has been experimenting to make a good Bika Ambon since it's quite difficult to make a good one :) I can type some of the recipes for you and send it to your email. Just let me know your email address (or if not, I also can type it here) and which Bika Ambon's recipe you would like to try since there many varieties such as the easy Bika ambon, express BA, or made from coconut water; Tapai Nasi; Banjar; Pandan Keju; Gula Merah.

    peachkins: We have chocolate condensed milk here in Indonesia but it's quite liquid compare to the one from Brazil. If you want to make the Brigadeiro, you can try to make it with the recipe in this post ;)

  5. Selba, I think the Bika Ambon Portuguese style/ Brazilian , It's simple to make, that is why I tried to find out the recipe , I believe the name is Bolos de Tapioka.
    I have tried to make Bika ambon Indonesian style, too complicated.
    By the way thank you for your kindness:)

  6. E4S: Oops, you meant a Bika Ambon of Brazilian/Portuguese style aka Bolos de Tapioca. Ok, I'll try to ask my friend for you and let you know as soon as I get the recipe :)


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