The festival season is kicking in with the arrival of October. Eid, Diwali, Halloween and so on. To kick of the celebrations, Denise of From Brazil to You brought in some early treats for all of us, pumpkin brigadeiros. Denise shares fabulous Brazilian home cook recipes over at From Brazil to You and These pumpkin brigadeiros are no exception and great for Halloween. However, if you are someone like me who do not get into the Halloween celebration, these brigadeiros would be a great addition to any of your autumn celebrations.
Yummmm!!! Who doesn’t love brigadeiros? Maybe only those who haven’t had the good fortune of trying them…. I know that many of you who have already had an opportunity to sample brigadeiros may be asking yourselves: “How did this classic Brazilian treat, made from cocoa, sweetened condensed milk, and butter, come to have pumpkin incorporated into it?” Although chocolate brigadeiros are the most popular and traditional of them all, there are other flavors of brigadeiro such as white chocolate, passion fruit, coconut, lemon, guava, caipirinha, pumpkin, etc., etc. I think that the pumpkin brigadeiros are perfect for Halloween, as well as for another special occasion– a guest post! Wouldn’t you agree?
Yes, I am guest posting today for With A Spin, from my friend and fellow blogger, Lail. Although I have been quite busy, I could not miss out on the chance to contribute a post to the superbly-written and creative blog, With A Spin– whose author, Lail, shares mainly mouthwatering Bangladeshi food recipes, great DIY projects, and valuable parenting advice. If you love to learn about other cultures and enrich your life, as I do, this is definitely one of the blogs to visit, for sure. A huge thanks to Lail for thinking of me! I feel both happy and honored!
Lail, I hope that both you and our readers enjoy these pumpkin brigadeiros. They are a great Halloween project to make with/for children, as well as an opportunity to experience a different type of sweet treat.
Happy Halloween to all, and the delight of enjoying lots of pumpkin brigadeiros!!! xx
Pumpkin Brigadeiros (Brigadeiro de Abóbora)
Yield: About 20
1 (14 oz or 396 g) can sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softned
1/4 teaspoon of apple pie spice
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Granulated sugar for rolling
Cloves to decorate
Green and black cake icing to decorate
- Grease a dinner dish with unsalted butter and set aside. Place about 1 cup of granulated sugar on another plate and set aside.
- Mix the condensed milk, pumpkin puree, butter, and apple pie spice in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly in order to avoid burning, until thickened enough that the bottom of the pan shows through briefly when the mixture is stirred, and runs to the sides of the pan slowly if gathered in the center of the pan with a spoon– this should usually take approximately 10-12 minutes (large burner) or 15-20 minutes (small burner).
- Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla, and pour mixture into the greased dish. Let cool. The brigadeiro dough can be refrigerated for about 20 minutes before rolling into balls if desired. Then grease hands well with butter and shape the brigadeiros into balls, using a tablespoon as measure. Roll brigadeiros in sugar, flatten a bit both the top and botton of the brigadeiros and shape the sides with a toothpick, making vertical marks. Place them into bonbon cups, and top with a clove. Use both colors of icing to decorate them as pumpkins.
- To shape the brigadeiros as tiny pumpkins, slightly flattened each brigadeiro and then make vertical marks all around the exterior with a toothpick.
- Recipe adapted from Tudo Gostoso.
Denise, thank you for presenting the readers/fan of With A Spin with the cute and delicious pumpkin brigadeiros. These sound delightful. Thanks you for the lovely guest post.