Dark Chocolate & Orange Brigadeiro
A Brazilian classic with a twist! The Dark Chocolate & Orange Brigadeiro is the perfect dessert for when you’re craving something sweet with a very intense chocolate flavor, and the orange zests just make it extra special!
This is a recipe that works on various occasions, from birthday parties to movie nights, or for whenever you’re just feeling like pampering yourself. It pairs really nicely with a warm cup of coffee and can be used as a filling for cakes if you cook a bit less just until creamy.
Get a good cocoa powder and any kind of orange you have available, and you’ll be set!
The orange used in this recipe is called “Brazilian pear orange”, which is a very common orange in Brazil, but it can be replaced with any kind you have available.
Add 1¾ cups of condensed milk to a pan over low heat
Add ½ cup of heavy cream and 5 tbsp of cocoa powder
Mix to combine all the ingredients
Add 1 tbsp of butter and stir until completely melted and incorporated
Stir continuously for 15-20m until the mixture starts to thicken and pulls away from the bottom of the pan. It should fall down in batches from the spoon
Remove from the heat and add the zest of 1 orange. Mix to combine
Cook again over low heat for 1m, while stirring vigorously, until it starts to drain in a single thick syrup from the spoon. Remove from the heat
Transfer the chocolate mixture to a large recipient and evenly distribute around it
Cover with a freezer bag or cling film, pressing directly against the surface
Place it in the refrigerator for 1h to firm
Grease a spoon and your hand with butter, and roll the chocolate mixture into balls of your preferred size
Add 1 cup of chocolate sprinkles to a large recipient, and roll the balls in the sprinkles until fully covered
Roll the balls again between your hands to remove any excess sprinkles and to reshape if necessary. The dark chocolate & orange brigadeiro is ready
Enjoy this Brazilian classic!
Yield 4 portions
Condensed Milk1¾ cups
Cocoa Powder5 tbsp
Chocolate Sprinkle1 cup
Heavy Cream½ cup