When our kids were in high school we usually had an exchange student live with us to help our teenagers learn to serve someone else. Teenagers can be VERY selfish and Mike and I thought this would help them die to their selfishness. Also it would help someone from another country get to experience the USA. We had 7 or 8 all together and usually one at a time but if they needed me to I would take two. Our family like people that were from Brazil and Mexico. We did have a student from Turkey, Russia and Switzerland but mostly Brazil. We kept three kids from 1 family. All different years. We loved our experiences and we learned as much from them as they did from us! I have to say it was a GREAT experience every year.
Duda is to the far left and her brother Luiz is second from the right. They came back for a visit a few years ago and it was awesome!!!!! The tall guy is our son who gave Duda a hard time sometimes at 16 years old but he really made it up to her on her visit.
We also had a student named Kaori who we used to make this candy with. She was here before all the technology of computers and IPhones so I don’t have a picture on my computer of her. She is a wonderful girl who I would love to see again soon! We hosted Kaori, her brother and her sister.
Here is the recipe:
Brazilian Candy- Brigadeiro
1 can condensed sweeten milk
2 to 3 TBS Nestles Quick
1 teaspoon butter
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine cocoa, butter and condensed milk. Cook, stirring, until thickened, about 10 minutes. You do need the candy to boil but make sure you stir the entire time. Remove from heat and let rest until cool enough to handle. Form into small balls and roll in whatever pretty, tasty cookie decoration/candy you would like. Eat at once or chill until serving.
And this is the beautiful candy that you get:
This recipe is fun and easy. You could make it with kids and they would love it!
Thank you Duda, Luiz, Kaori, Hiroshi, Izumi, Gil, Aerion, Julie and Stas for teaching us so many things during your stay here! Love to all!