Traditional Brazil Desserts
As it happens with its main dishes, Brazil also has an important
variety of desserts. Most of the most traditional Brazilian desserts
are popular in most regions of the country, while a few others are
more typical of a specific area of Brazil. Fruits (Brazil has a great
variety of fruits) are often combined with desserts or eaten as desserts
alone as well.
Bolos are among the most popular desserts in Brazil. Bolos are similar
to cakes and can be found in a wide variety of flavors and with many
different fillings. Some of the most popular ones are: bolo prestigio
(made with chocolate, milk cream, and coconut), bolo de maracuja (made
with passion fruit), bolo de laranja (made with orange), bolo de banana,
and bolo de cenoura (made with carrots, chocolate, and butter).
Some of the Most Popular Brazilian Desserts
Quindim is other popular Brazilian dessert. This dessert is usually
made with coconut, sugar, egg yolks, and sometimes butter as well.
Other very popular Brazilian dessert is the brigadeiro, a sort of
chocolate ball (somehow similar to some chocolate truffles) made with
chocolate, butter and condensed milk. Cuscuz branco is also very popular
and is made of tapioca, sugar, and coconut milk.
Pe de moleque, a sweet made with molasses and peanuts, is another
common Brazilian dessert. Bejinho is a popular dessert, usually made
for birthday parties. A bejinho (bejinho means little kiss) is a small
candy made of coconut, butter, and condensed milk.
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