This is a popular Brazilian dessert is commonly severed at birthday parties. The translation is little coconut kiss, when you try one you will know why! They are so cute, easy to make and can be decorated so many ways. They can be rolled in sugar, or coconut flakes. I will definitely be experimenting with these this year, making little sparkly fairy hills with edible sugared flowers.
- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 1 egg yolk (optional)
- 1 package of desiccated coconut
- small cupcake or truffle filters
Put the condensed milk, butter, egg yolk and 3-4 tablespoons of desiccated coconut* in a pan and mix them all together. Let the mixture cook over low heat for about 12 minutes, stirring it constantly until the mixture loosens from the bottom of the pan and it is thick like cream. Be careful not to over cook. Transfer the mixture to a greased plate and allow it to cool down completely. Roll 1 teaspoon of mixture into small balls. Tip: Grease your hands with butter before making the small balls. You will have to wash your hands once in a while, gets messy. Just put on some beautiful music and make with love and patience. Put the remaining coconut or sugar, if using, in a bowl and roll the small balls in it. Place in your paper filter, and then onto a beautiful platter, or cake stand. Decorate however you like, the one above is adorned with little icing roses.
*desiccated coconut http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-to-make-desiccated-coconut.html They look like mini titties.