So as I'm not melting and sweating like a pig anymore I decided to go back to my kitchen and cook, humm!!! I'm actually helping my darling friends with my baby shower I will have in northern CA, yay!! Since I have to go there anyways to pick up some stuff we got for our baby, and visit grandma of course, my friends decided to throw me a baby shower, I'm SO happy and can't wait to see everybody! I lived in northern CA when I was single and moved to southern because my husband was living in San Diego, but he is actually from Northern Ca, how perfect is that? I got to go anytime I want to visit his mom, my friends and my beautiful American families I spent years together :)
So I wanted to make some sweets to bring with me, just because is about my baby, hehe!
Every party in Brazil we have these sweets and let me tell ya, is the best thing eveeeeer (and easy to make)!! I know, I know... this evil sugar, I agree! I never ever have white sugar or white flour in my kitchen but is for something special and we have these babies only when we have a party, so why not?
Beijinho (coconut little kiss)
- Bring milk and butter to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Continue to cook, stirring often, until the milk has reduced to half and thickened, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in the 1/4 cup coconut, and allow to cool a bit before pouring into a buttered bowl. Chill in the refrigerator until cold, about 2 hours.
- With buttered or oiled hands, form milk mixture into tablespoon-sized balls, and roll in coconut flakes. Stick a clove into each beijinho as decoration.
|How charming is that??|