Friday, August 17, 2012

Beijinho de Coco (Coconut Little Kiss) Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, plus more for pan
  • 1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • sweetened flaked coconut for decorating
  • whole cloves for decorating

Directions

  1. Bring milk and butter to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Continue to cook, stirring often, until the milk has reduced to half and thickened, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in the 1/4 cup coconut, and allow to cool a bit before pouring into a buttered bowl. Chill in the refrigerator until cold, about 2 hours.
  2. With buttered or oiled hands, form milk mixture into tablespoon-sized balls, and roll in coconut flakes. Stick a clove into each beijinho as decoration.