Handmade Brazilian Truffles

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"The Local Food Report"
http://atlantic.org/local-food-report/brigadeiros 
Diary of a Locavore's Blog
http://www.diaryofalocavore.com/2012/06/local-food-report-brigadeiros.html 

Cape Cod Life Magazine May, 2012
Cape Cod LIFE - May 2012 

Dinghy - The Little Magazine February 2012 - Page 25
http://issuu.com/thehighlyacclaimed/docs/dinghy_issue_7?mode=window&backgroundColor=%23222222 


Brigadeiro History

Brigadeiros were created in Brazil in the 1940s to support a candidate’s campaign who was running for President. His name was Eduardo Gomes and he was a Brigadier (Brigadeiro is Portuguese for Brigadier) in the Brazilian military. Women supporters started making these truffles to raise money for his campaign.  Although he didn't win, the truffles became very popular. People started calling them “the Brigadier’s sweet” and eventually just brigadeiro (bree-gah-day-ro).