Almost one month ago, thirty-two soccer teams headed to Brazil in the hopes of raising the World Cup Trophy. Now, only two remain–and to use the old phrase–Argentina and Germany are so close to victory, they can taste it. On Sunday, the world will have a new champion who will reign for the next four years, and that sounds like a great excuse to have a viewing party. But it isn’t all about the final, Brazil and the Netherlands will battle for third place on Saturday, and in honor of all four teams, we’ve picked a recipe that highlights the country’s culture. We added a few other crowd pleasing recipes to to bring you eight dishes worthy of a Colombian goal celebration dance.
Starting things off on a sweet note are brigadeiro, or Brazilian chocolate truffles. To get your hands on these irresistible bonbons, follow the recipe Blogging Foods provided to Betty Crocker.
- 2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
- ¼ cup unsweetened baking cocoa
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ½ cup chopped pistachio nuts
- ⅓ cup chopped sliced almonds
- ⅓ cup shredded coconut
- ⅓ cup chocolate candy sprinkles
- ⅓ cup colored candy sprinkles
Directions: Grease large shallow pan or platter with butter. In 4-quart nonstick heavy saucepan, heat condensed milk, cocoa and 2 tablespoons butter to boiling, stirring constantly with wooden spoon. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 10 to 15 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick and shiny and starts to pull away from bottom and side of saucepan when pan is tilted. Pour mixture into shallow pan; cool completely (refrigerate to firm up faster).
Place remaining ingredients in separate small bowls. Use teaspoon or melon baller to scoop truffle mixture, then use greased hands to shape into 1- to 1½-inch balls. Roll each ball in pistachios, almonds, coconut or sprinkles. Place in mini paper baking cups. Store tightly covered at room temperature up to two days or in the refrigerator up to 1 week.