Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2021 Annual Feijoada! While we missed seeing everyone in person, this turned out to be a great success. We sold out – selling 100 tickets! It also gave the Ivy Tech students the opportunity to learn how to cook these meals as well as help box it up and get it ready for pick up. Several people commented that the food was good and plentiful — with plenty of leftovers! Some people even purchased extras and then invited friends over to share this fantastic meal. It would be remiss if we didn’t thank our sponsor Hurst Beans for making it possible for us to provide this traditional Brazilian comfort food this year. We all can use a little extra comfort food, right?
It was great to see other people’s photos enjoying their feijoada on social media. And maybe next year, we’ll be able to see each other again. In the meantime, making your own brigadeiros is super easy. This is how I make it:
Melt 1 Tbsp of butter, a can of sweetened condensed milk (about 14 oz), and 1/4 c of cocoa powder. Keep stirring until it thickens and you can drag your spoon or spatula through it and it doesn't immediately fill back in (usually about 10-12 minutes).
Pour it onto a greased plate or shallow dish and put it in the refrigerator to chill for at least an hour.
Using your hands, take some of the chocolate and form into a ball and then roll it in chocolate sprinkles and place in mini cupcake papers. [Pro-tip: it'll be easier to grease your hands periodically to keep the chocolate from sticking.]
Don't be afraid to make your own variations: roll in multi-colored sprinkles, crushed hazelnuts, or coconut flakes. Or you can also fill it with a maraschino cherry or other fruits or nuts.