9/07/2011

Brigadeiro (pronounced breeg-uh-day-roh) is a Brazilian fudge candy that just recently started gaining popularity in the US. 

This delicious confection is also very well known in Spain, Chile, and Portugal. Brigadeiros are a must have at any party, make a perfect gift for any occasion, and can be enjoyed with a cup of coffee or paired with a glass of your favorite dessert wine.          
                
Brigadeiro is often compared to a bonbon, truffle, or  chocolate.  In reality, it is a uniquely textured candy. The chewy and delicious fudge is typically rolled into balls and covered in a variety of toppings including sprinkles, coconut, cocoa powder, chopped nuts, and powdered sugar.

Brigadeiros were named after Brigadier Eduardo Gomes, a notable Brazilian political figure. When Eduardo Gomes was a candidate for the Brazilian presidency in 1945 - the first year Brazilian women could vote for a president - ladies sold the chocolate sweet as part of  fundraisers to support him. They have become even  more popular since then. 

A rich sweet with a rich history-how befitting!



Marcia Belluzzo
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