In Brazil we have a birthday tradition: eat Brigadeiro. Brigadeiro is a tiny chocolate candy ball that tastes like heaven. It’s the sort of sweet that as you eat, brings a smile to your face and makes life’s problems less of a concern for a few minutes.
Every child’s birthday back home requires a batch of these treats and to bring back my wonderful childhood memories I always make some for mine. So last week it wasn’t any different. I made a big batch of brigadeiro since I knew I would have a bunch of hungry Brazilian kids and adults over to celebrate with me.