Whenever I have a dinner party or potluck to go to, I always make a dessert (I have a thing for sweets…). Once in a while, I’ll dabble in something more complicated, but usually I just don’t have the time.
Soooo… A delicious dessert that takes about 15 minutes to make from start to finish? (And it look like it took hours?) That’s my specialty! The original recipe requires a lot more time, and involves a double boiler. This modified recipe tastes just the same, feels just the same, and guess what?
All with a blender and a microwave!
Apologies for the pictures below – they were taken with my cellphone, so not the best… (Looking for the camera would have taken longer than to make this whole thing. )
So, here it is, Brazilian Brigadeirao (basically a “big” version of our national candy, the Brigadeiro).
First, gather all your ingredients…
-1 Can Condensed Milk
-1 Can Table Cream
-1 Cup of Cocoa Powder (I use nesquick)
-1/4 Cup Sugar
-1 Tablespoon Butter/Margarine
(The table cream I use is Nestle “Media Crema” — that’s the other name on the label, it’s a light blue can you can find at the Latin section of any supermarket, see picture above. I also prefer Nestle’s condensed milk, since my experience with other brands I always found that there’s a crust inside the can – gross.)
Throw all the ingredients in a blender…
Blend on high for a couple of minutes until well-blended…
Grease a microwave-safe container while the blender is going (I use a silicone bundt pan).
Pour the mixture into the pan…
And put it in your microwave, on high potency, for 7 minutes. (Yes, 7 minutes…)
Remove from the microwave, and it’ll look a bit gross from this angle…
Make sure to flip it and slide it off while it’s still warm, and decorate it with chocolate sprinkles (or if you want to get creative, coconut, strawberries, whatever!).
And you’re done!
(I know, my “hole” doesn’t look perfect – my silicone pan is bigger than the glass plate, so I can never do this neatly…)
Put it in the fridge to cool, but it already has the proper consistency straight out of the microwave.
And here it was in action a couple of weeks ago at my friend’s Vicky place (picture shamelessly stolen from her facebook):
It tastes very chocolaty — as for texture, Karl describes it being between fudge and cake (I find it more like a denser chocolate flan).
Now you know one of my secret recipes… What is YOUR go-to recipe that impresses everyone but doesn’t take much time to make?