3/17/2011

Brigadeiro de Pistache



During the holidays, I shared with you my all-time favorite sweet treat, Brigadeiros! The traditional chocolate version, is super popular in Brazil. But today in honor of St. Patrick's Day, I decided to make a special version of these little  goodies!




Like their chocolate cousin, these pistachio brigadeiros are very simple to make. They consist of only three ingredients: pistachios, condensed milk, and butter! They are also very child-friendly-you can make the balls and your child can roll them in the pistachio.

So, if you have a special party to go to tonight (or any night, at that) or you just want to treat your kids and/or spouse to a simple and delicious St. Patrick's Day treat, look no further. I guarantee everyone will love these sweet . Now, I can't guarantee you won't get pinched for more!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!




Brigadeiro de Pistache

8oz pistachio, shelled
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 tbsp unsalted butter, plus a little extra to brush on plate and hands

Brush a plate with butter and set it aside.

Place the pistachios in a food processor and grind them until their are fine in texture.

Set aside 1/2 cup of the ground pistachio.
In a sauce pan combine the other portion of the ground pistachio, condensed milk, and butter. Over medium heat, stir mixture until the bottom of the pan becomes visible and mixture comes off the bottom of the pan easily.

Pour mixture onto the buttered plate and let it cool.

When mixture had cooled, put a little butter on your hands, take about a teaspoon of the mixture at a time and roll it into little balls, then roll it in the remaining ground pistachio.

9 comments:

Sara said...

I remember your traditional brigadeiros recipe! I still have it in my wish to bake list. Now I think I would like this pistachio version even better. Great idea!

Sandra said...

Oh boy..I would love few of those right now! Looks so amazingly delicious!!

Emme @Food Samba said...

@Sara,you should definately try them their are so simple to make and simply delicious! Tell me how it goes :)
@Sandra...they dissapeared in about 5 minutes lol!

Kristy said...

These look absolutely delicious! And easy, which is just a bonus. Can't wait to try them!

briarrose said...

Oh yum...what a wonderful, easy treat. I do love pistachios.

Magic of Spice said...

Emme these are gorgeous! And what a delightful twist with pistachio...excellent!

mexicrave said...

- Just discovered your blog and i am loving it! I love, love , love Brazilian food, or anything South American for that matter. First thing on my 'to cook list' is the squash and coconut milk!

Adri.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this great sounding recipe! These look great for my St. Patty's Day party. How long do they keep? Can I make them ahead and can you freeze them. Oh how many does your recipe make?

Unknown said...

Oi! Que marca de pistache vc usou que eles são tão verdinhos? Moro no US tb e todos que uso são muito amarelos! Obrigada!