Sweet! Brigadeiros

Sweet! Brigadeiros

Ana Mattos and Sandra Paterson

Brigadeiro (bree-gah-day-ro) is a traditional Brazilian delicacy. They are an essential element at every party and celebration in Brazil. Brigadeiro is Portuguese for ‘brigadier’. Legend has it that these delicacies were used as fundraisers for the 1940 presidential campaign of Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes. He lost the election but Brazil won its most beloved sweet, the “Brigadier’s favourite”.