Beijinho (Little Kiss)
|The most traditional version of the sweet (the one I'm posting the recepie for)|
|Another popular version of the sweet, where they rolled the sweet in coconut shreds instead.|
Another common staple sweet at birthday parties. In my state they are also known as "doce de leite Ninho" (Leite Ninho sweet), after the name of the brand of milk powder we often use.
- 2 cups of powdered milk
- 1 cup of sugar
- About 1/2 a small container of coconut milk
- Mix all the dry
ingredients and slowly add the coconut milk until it has a soft but
still firm consistency (you'll need to roll them).
- Roll the “dough”
into balls. I usually scoop out a tablespoon but you can make them
smaller or bigger if you want. Depends on your own preference.
- Roll the “dough” in
- Stick in a clove on top
of each ball so that only the little “flower” part sticks out.
NOTE: You're not supposed to eat the clove – they're decorational pieces that give a touch of flavour to the sweet!
You can add food colouring to the "dough in order to give the sweet funky colours, and mould the sweets into pretty much any shape you want. Here are some examples: