A Brazilian Tradition
Brigadeiro (bree-gah-day-ro) is a decadent sweet that is a cultural icon in Brazil. The basic ingredient is condensed milk. Some varieties contain chocolate while others include fruit purees and other ingredients.
Brigadeiro is present in innumerable occasions: from birthday parties for children to elegant and luxurious events. It is cherished and enjoyed by children and adults alike. It has a sentimental value to all Brazilians. Eating a Brigadeiro is said to give people a familiar sensation because it is a way to remember happy times spent with family and friends.
MEET LIVIA /Family Tradition
Livia started baking from a very early age in her native Brazil. She always remembers asking her mom to make some special sweets and standing right next to her when she couldn't even reach the stove. Her family recipes have been passed down to her from Grandma Bertha's cookbook from the early 1900's.
Later, she always made sure that a tray of Brigadeiro was served at her sons' birthday parties to the delight of both parents and kids.
Livia came to the US from Brazil to continue her career in international business. Following her passion for baking, she decided to open My Sweet Bites.