Today I learned how to make brigadeiro. It's a chocolate ball rolled in chocolate sprinkles, and is one of my most favorite Brazilian sweets. You can't go to any kind of party here and not find it.
My mother-in-law made a batch today and let me into the kitchen to help.
It's surprisingly basic for how good it is, and reminds me of how fudge is made. Just two cans of condensed milk, about 1/2 a cup of butter and three giant heaping spoonfuls of cocoa.
We put the kids to work. Gabi's in the yellow dress. The other girl lives one floor below, and she and Gabi play together every time we come. Friendship didn't stop them from fighting over who got more sprinkles to roll their balls in, so I pulled out another bowl and made things even.