How to make “brigadero” and “pão de queijo” – Brazilian desserts!

I could write a million things about Brazil or my experience here, but one thing that I think most people want to know, or at least should know is how to make “brigadeiro“, so here is the receipe. It’s really easy and you will spend about 25 minutes to make it.


1 can of condensed milk

1 tablespoon of unsalted butter

4 tablespoons of chocolate powder – chocolate sprinkles to make the little balls.

Method of Preparation:

1) Put the condensed milk, the margarine and the chocolate powder in a deep pan

2) Cook over medium heat and stir constantly

3) Cook until the “brigadeiro” starts to pull away from the pan’s sides

4) Let it get cold, grease your hands with margarine, roll the little balls and than cover them in the chocolate sprinkles. That’s it! Well, now you just have to enjoy it! And make it as many times as you want.


Another receipe that is also simple and that I really miss is the “pão de queijo” (is bread made of cheese). It isn’t sweet, but it’s as good as “brigadeiro” and I’m sure you will like it!


500 grams of sour tapioca flour

1 shot glass of water

1 shot glass of milk

1/2 cup of oil

2 eggs

100 grams of gradet parmesan cheese – Salt to taste

Method of Preparation:

1) In a pot, boil water, milk, oil and salt. Put the flour together, when they’re already hot. Stir well. When it’s ready, knead until the dough become homogeneous and warm. Add the parmesan cheese and the eggs, knead again.

2) Put on a cookie sheet with the help of a spoon, or if you prefer, by hand carefully. * leave a space between the “pães de queijo” , because they are going to expand as they bake *

3)  Preheat the oven to 180 C, and bake at medium heat, until they are golden. And it’s ready!


By Ana Luiza from Brazil

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