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Topic: Traditional brazilian sweets part II: "Coconut kiss" - "Beijinho de coco"  (Read 21403 times)
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musicalcrafts
« on: November 04, 2008 04:21:24 PM »

Here goes my second brazilian tute!!! Coconut kisses!

It's a stovetop recipe, but it's much easier and faster than brigadeiros. Follow the steps...

Ingredients:
1 can sweetened condensed milk
100 g/3.5oz dehydrated coconut flakes
1 tablespoon butter

Start cooking and stirring - non stop

Butter is still melting, and the mixture is still fluid. Keep stirring.

The first bubbles show up, and it's already getting thicker. Don't stop stirring.

As you stirr, notice that the mixture starts loosening from the pan. Stir.

Now the consistency feels like cold oat porridge - except that it's hot, and you can see more and more of the bottom of the pan. Don't give up stirring.

Stop. You're done. The advantage of this recipe is that the cold dough is not getting much harder than it already is, so get a feeling for the consistency while you stir.

See how firm?

The cook gets the first treat.

Roll them in sparkling sugar.


Stick a clove on the top.

Here I tried different colors of sugar.

I also tried icing colors.

Could this become a Thanksgiving treat, if you put some green on top?
Hope you like this one!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2008 04:34:34 PM »

Oooh, bookmarking this right away, along with your brigadeiros!
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2008 04:49:36 PM »

Okay, I'm going to ask the dumb questions:

A)  I'm guessing the cloves are just a garnish, right?  You can't eat those?

B)  Is the coconut just the flaked coconut you buy in bags, or is dehydrated coconut different?
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2008 04:54:22 PM »

Dumb answers:
1. I wouldn't eat them. They're the first thing you dispose, before the paper cup. But: I've actually heard about people (especially old people) chewing cloves to keep a fresh breath. My sister's mother-in-law did it when she had eaten garlic, and she said she smelled like garlic with cloves.
2. The flaked coconut you buy in bags is actually dehydrated. Our standard bags weigh 100g/3.5oz. Don't know how big US bags are.

Good luck!
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2008 04:57:25 PM »

thank you!! i'm a new fan of your treats. i'm definitely making these AND the brigadeiros for thanksgiving. Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2008 05:00:34 PM »

Fantastic!  Thank you for the answers.  If this is as simple as it looks (your instructions seem quite clear!) this could become a new holiday staple around here.  Thanks for the recipe!
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2008 05:01:59 PM »

 Grin Your brazuca-mafia is just going to haaaate me!
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2008 05:03:46 PM »

Littlebiskit, they are very easy, indeed. I made them and photographed the process while my husband was making sandwiches for the kids.
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2008 05:06:34 PM »

Okay, I'm going to ask the dumb questions:

A)  I'm guessing the cloves are just a garnish, right?  You can't eat those?

B)  Is the coconut just the flaked coconut you buy in bags, or is dehydrated coconut different?
Thank you for asking the 'dumb' questions... I was wondering the same thing about the cloves...  Embarrassed  (and would have wondered about the coconut while staring at the bag totally lost, seeking help in the grocery store only to stumble across an even more confused produce boy.  this has happened before!!!)

These look totally delicious and surprisingly easy.  And Thank You for the play by play photos.  I have the urge to go stir something right now.   Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2008 05:17:52 PM »

Okay, one more dumb question (now that someone else has broken the ice!). I don't think I can get the sparkling sugar here in Quito --- I could just use regular sugar for the rolling part, right?
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