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A Guide to Traditional Brazilian Sweet: Beijinho
Who does not know that the Brazilian cuisine is one of the richest and most delicious ones of the whole world? Exactly! And now, who would not like to make one of the most famous and delicious sweets consumed there? If you are wondering what Beijinhos are, they are small bonbon like sweets that can be found in birthday parties or simple weekend family gatherings. These sweets carry a soft coconut touch, allowing you to eat them and not feel only the taste of sugar. This recipe will show you how simple, quick and cheap it is to have an international sweet at your family disposal. It is another easy-quickie recipe that anyone from your family can prepare. On to the work shall we?
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- 2 cans Condensed milk, 600 millilitres
- 2 tablespoons Butter, or Margarine
- 300 grams fresh grated coconut, as thin as possible
- 100 grams Crystal sugar
- 1 Small pan
- Paper cups for bonbons
|Calories from Fat||45|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 5 g||8%|
|Carbohydrates 8 g||3%|
|Fiber 8 g||32%|
|Cholesterol 16 mg||5%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
- Add the contents of both condensed milk cans, the two tablespoons of butter/margarine and the 300 grams of grated coconut in a small pan.
- After that take the pan to the stove and mix the ingredients until you have a creamy mixture. It is essential to mix the ingredients continuously in order to avoid the contents sticking to the bottom of the pan. You will let it cook for about 15 minutes.
- Once it becomes an even mixture, let it sit off the stove because you will need to make small balls using your hands. And we do not want accidents after all!
- Once the creamy mixture is cooler, grease your hands with a little bit of butter or margarine and make small balls. You will grab around a teaspoon of the mixture for each ball. You can make smaller or bigger balls. It only depends on how you like it to be.
- Once you have the little balls ready, pass them either on the crystal sugar or on some grated coconut (that is why it is important for you to have these as thin as possible). Once the balls have been put in the crystal sugar or on the coconut, finalize the recipe by adding one clove to the top of the ball like bonbon.