Málaga, Spain

Little dark pieces of heaven

Brigadeiro is a typical Brazilian sweet, a cross between chocolate truffle and fudge. The traditional recipe mix up condensed milk, cocoa powder and chocolate sprinkles. But there are lots of extra ingredients you can use to create several flavours.

Mandatory presence at birthday party in Brazil, the brigadeiro has been gaining the world and also status of delicacy in the fancy events and finest present.

I’ve made a full box of those to offer as a gift an Argentine friend. She was thrilled after the first bite. How is possible these small chocolate stones be so tasty? ‘I feel like flying to the seventh heaven’, she said.

Very often I cook them for myself. But I don’t make balls, just eat from the pot with a big spoon. Lazy moment.

Trying to make a different flavour, I found on the internet a lush combo: brigadeiro and Guinness. In just one recipe I could put together my favorites flavors and countries. Ta-da!

1) chocolate and the unmistakable Guinness roasty coffee

2) and also mix up Brazil and Ireland

These are the absolute perfection!

If you are skeptical about adding a stout beer to brigadeiro, don’t be. This stuff is so good. And, I must to confess, I’m very happy to be sharing with you today. Voilà!


Brigadeiro with Guinness


350ml Guinness

400g of condensed milk

1 spoon of butter

Cocoa powder or chocolate sprinkles


Part 1 – beer

Boil the beer over low heat until it reduces from 350ml to 150ml, which takes 8 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool down.

Part 2 – brigadeiro

In a medium heavy-based saucepan, heat the butter and condensed milk, to boiling, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Reduce the heat to medium-low; cook for 10-15 mins, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick.

Add the chill Guinness stirring constantly until the mixture is thick again and shiny and starts to pull away from the bottom.

Let it cool down.

Butter your hands and pinch off some of the dough to make 2.5cm balls.

Guiness cake with a tweak?

The box she made for her friend

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