I grew up having Christmas in the summer! The main dishes were pretty much what we serve here, but side dishes and appetizers were completely different!
It may shock you, but ….we don’t make cookies for Christmas! Sweet condensed milk truffles are our jam! We cook the condensed milk to perfection and add other ingredients to transform it into pure awesomeness! A staple at any Brazilian Christmas table!
I have shared some of those recipes in past years, so I decided to gather them and shared them all here with you, hoping you will try at least one and add it to your favorites! To that recipe list that everyone asks you to make again!
My absolute favorite is the Brigadeiro! White or Dark, it’s the easiest version of Brazilian Truffles!
Olho de Sogra has an interesting history, the name is translated into The Mother In Law’s Eye! Hope you get to check it out and make this coconut filled truffle!
Casadinho means married, united, together. It literally translates the best of both Brazilian truffle heaven which are united by guava strips or not…check it out!
Tapioca was brought by the native indians in Brazil and its use is spread through so many dishes! This cake is pure goodness!
It’s one of my favorites! A slight different version of the Hispanic Flan, having more like a cake consistency which will melt in your mouth and soooo easy to make it!
This is not a condensed milk recipe, but definitely one of my favorite Brazilian snacks all year long, so I decided to include it! Plus it’s gluten free and you can make it in smaller portions, being a great option if you want a healthy but delicious appetizer!
I hope you enjoyed checking out my childhood recipes from Brazil and can’t wait to hear you tell me you’ve tried at least one!
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