10.18.2014

Brigadeiros Recipe - Brazilian Chocolate Truffle Style

Hello friends!

It has been a while since my last post but I have been thinking of all of you and hoping everyone is doing well!

Since my post about this delicious and easy dessert on Instagram, I've had a few requests for the recipe so here it is, I'm sharing it with you today. I know this isn't a post about decorating but I figured that every once in a while we all need a little sweet treat.

This is a very popular dessert in my motherland and you will find it in most birthday parties, family gatherings, etc. If you decided to make them I would love to hear from you! This is a recipe that can be cooked in the microwave. My Mimi used to cook on her conventional stove, but to be quite honest with you I have only tried microwaving it. Below is the microwavable recipe version.



:: Brigadeiros ::

Ingredients
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
3 tbs of cocoa powder (I use plain simple Nesquick chocolate powder)
1/2 tbs butter
Chocolate sprinkles for decoration

Directions
 Put all the ingredients, but the chocolate sprinkles, in a microwavable bowl.
Microwave it for 3 minutes.
Stir the mixture with a spoon.
Microwave the mixture once again for another 3 minutes.
Stir the mixture well and set it aside to completely cool off.
(I usually prep it in the evening and let the mixture cool off over night.)
Once it has cooled off, you can use two spoons to make the chocolate balls.
Deep it into a bowl of chocolate sprinkles.
(I personally like to roll them by hand using a tad of butter to greasy the palm of my hands.
I believe this makes a nice shaped ball and the little grease from the butter helps the chocolate sprinkles stick to it.)
Enjoy it! 

Wishing everyone a very sweet weekend!
Dreaming shabby,
Vanessa

9.17.2014

Sharing Shabby Giveaway Winner!!





 
And, here is the winner for my Sharing Shabby Giveaway:
Brenna, you're the winner!!!
Congratulations!


You have 48 hours to get in touch with me at vrpramos@gmail.com with your address.
 
Thank you all of you who entered this giveaway, it has been amazing meeting everyone of you and sharing my passion for shabby style with you!
 
 I hope to have another giveaway soon!


Dreaming shabby.....

Vanessa

9.12.2014

Sharing Shabby Giveaway ~ Celebrating 1000 Instagram followers!

Hello everyone!

It's giveaway time!
I wanted to celebrate a wonderful milestone I have achieved on my Instagram profile this week.
One thousand Instagram followers!!!


To celebrate this lovely event I am giving away to one of my lucky followers a bag of shabby chic goodies from Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture®. The bag of shabbies includes 1 (one) new Manor Floral Pillowcase (pillowcase only, pillow insert not included) and 1 (one) Shabby Chic® Interiors Notebook and I may add some other little shabby surprises in the package.

To enter this giveaway all you have to do is to leave a comment on this post! You're welcome to share this giveaway on your favorite social media too if you wish, and I will greatly appreciate it.



Giveaway entries will be accepted between Friday September 12th at 11:00 pm through Wednesday September 17th at NOON EST and the winner will be announced on that same day on this blog.  The winner will be chosen randomly and will be allowed 48 hours to get in touch with me to claim the prize.

Worldwide entries in this contest allowed! Because all of you are awesome!
Thank you and good luck!
Dreaming shabby.....
Vanessa




***  This giveaway is not associated to any of the Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture® Stores. The prize that has been offered in this giveaway is from my personal purchases and will be given away as a gift. ***

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