As some of you may recall, I’m not a fan of the brigadeiro, a sweet that will appear at any given birthday party in Brazil without fail. But here is a trick – take away the ending of most Portuguese nouns and add “ao” and you’ve got a big version of whatever you had before. (Another tip – take the ending off almost anything and add an “inho” and you’ve got a smaller version…)
So today I tried Brigadeirao. Not a brigadeiro, the overly thick and sweet condensed milk candy:
But Brigadeirao… a kind of spongy cake/flan of the same flavor:
And I must say, it was rather delicious. Normally, I would steer clear of anything that begins with “brigadeir” but in order to be a bit more Brazilian, I decided to dare myself. Of course, my daughter wasn’t disappointed in this choice of dessert. Though originally not a fan of the brigadeiro flavor, her tastes are slowly becoming more and more Brazilian.