Brigadeiros (Chocolate Truffles) “Brigadeiro”, which means brigadier, is a favorite party treat in Brazil. This chocolate confection gets its name from a brigadier general who handed out this treat during his campaign for the presidency of Brazil after World War II. He did not win his bid for the presidency, and most people would not know his name, but the chocolate delicacy is still going strong. Brigadeiros are a very common candy made in Brazil. Brazilians put them in colorful candy papers and use them to decorate at parties. They are especially common at children’s birthday parties. They are so easy to make. In Brazil, the brigadeiro mixture may be found readymade in a can and all you have to do is roll them up in the chocolate sprinkles. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp margarine 1 can sweetened condensed milk 2 Tbsp cocoa 8 to 10 Oz chocolate sprinkles (about ¾ cup) Small candy paper cups Instructions: Combine all ingredients and put into a medium size sauce pan and cook on medium to low heat. Stir continuously to avoid burning. Cook about 15-20 minutes until it boils and thickens. It will be the consistency of pudding (it thickens more as it cools). Let the mixture cool and thicken. Butter your hands and roll into balls about cherry size. Roll in chocolate sprinkles. Put in small candy cups. Makes 25-30 candies. Hint: An easy way to do this so they don’t stick to your hands is to spoon a small amount directly onto the chocolate sprinkles covering all sides with another spoon. Once is it covered in sprinkles you can handle it without sticking to your hands. Round it off and put into the candy cups. Little kisses (Beijinhos) After dinner delights… Ingredients 1 can (395g) condensed milk 1 200g of grated coconut 1 Tbsp soft butter Use granulated sugar to decorate. 1 Place the condensed milk, grated coconut and butter on a non-stick sauce pan over medium-low heat and stir vigorously all the ingredients. 2 Cook the mixture until it thickens about 10 to 12 minutes, enough to show the pan bottom during stirring. The consistence will be similar of that of a soux pastry, not too soft. 3 Pour the mixture in a greased dish and let it cool to room temperature. After the mixture has cool down, grease your hands with butter and take small amounts of the mixture with a teaspoon and make 1 ½ inch balls. 4 To finish roll the sweets over granulated sugar, place it in a mini cup cake and decorate. Makes about 30 sweets Bel’s tip – Traditionally sticks of clove are used to decorate, but although beautiful not everyone likes the flavor, you could use other cake decorating ingredient like the in the main picture.
MT. PLEASANT PUBLIC LIBRARY
2011 CHILDREN’S SUMMER
THIS YEARS THEME IS
ONE WORLD, MANY STORIES
COME JOIN IN THE FUN AND EXCITEMENT AS WE
READ AROUND THE WORLD
AT THE LIBRARY.
Story time will be held every Wednesday from
JUNE 1, 2011 to JULY 13, 2011
11:00 a.m. to 12:00
in the Mt. Pleasant Rec Center
(North of the library)
For Ages 0 to 12
The goal for summer reading is to read 10 hours. For each hour you read you will be entered in a drawing for prizes that will be given away at our big party on July 13th. Plus a free kids meal from Wheelers Drive-In for all those who complete the program. Registration begins June 1st and runs through July 6th.
PARENTS: We are looking for volunteers to help with centers during our weekly story times. We will have a signup sheet at the library each week. All instructions and materials will be provided. If you are interested in helping please let us know.
For question’s visit us at the
Mt. Pleasant Public Library
24 East Main St.
Mt. Pleasant, UT,
On line at www.mtpleasantlib.org
or email us at email@example.com
Our Teen summer reading program is for children ages 12 to 18. It starts June 1st and lasts until school starts in August. All you have to do is sign up in the children’s library and read 1 book a month. All Teens who participate will receive a prize. Prizes are given away the first day of school.