The hazelnut brigadeiro pave is a delicious sweet made with layers of biscuits or cornstarch biscuits interspersed with a mixture of condensed milk, cream and ground hazelnuts. The characteristic hazelnut flavor combines perfectly with the sweetness of the brigadeiro, creating a perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness. In addition, the crunchy texture of the wafer or biscuit contrasts with the softness of the filling, making each bite a unique experience.
It’s easy to understand why this pave recipe with brigadeiro is so popular with children. In addition to being delicious, hazelnut is a fruit much appreciated by young people, and the combination with brigadeiro is simply irresistible. In addition, the visual aspect of the pave is attractive, with its colorful layers and its creamy and crunchy filling. All this makes the hazelnut brigadeiro pavé a perfect choice to please children.
Hazelnut Brigadeiro Pavê Ingredients
- 1 cup (tea) butter (at room temperature) without salt
- 2 cups (tea) of refined sugar
- 4 whole egg yolks
- 2 cups (tea) of cream (approx. 350g) preferably fresh and well chilled
- 2 packets of cornstarch cookies
- 1 can of condensed milk
- 4 tablespoons (soup) of chocolate (powder) or 8 tablespoons (soup) of chocolate shavings of your choice
- 1/2 cup (tea) of lightly roasted hazelnuts and processed to the point of paste (approximately 50g)
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (room temperature)
To decorate, use 1 cup (tea) of lightly toasted hazelnut slices in the assembly.
- In a stand mixer, combine the room temperature butter and sugar. Beat for a few minutes and add the yolks, one by one, beating constantly until you get a uniform and clear cream.
- Add the cream (make sure it’s cold) and beat for another 3 (three) minutes.
- In a mold with a moving background, assemble in layers alternating cream and biscuit. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 12 hours.
- In a pan add condensed milk, chocolate powder and mix well with a spoon or wire whisk.
- Add the butter and hazelnut paste and place over low heat. Stir until you get a consistency like soft brigadeiro.
- Remove from heat and place on a platter, leave in the fridge until cool.
After 12 hours in the fridge, remove the pave from the mold and place it in a container to serve. With the help of a pastry bag, cover the pave with the hazelnut brigadeiro. Finish the decoration with the hazelnut slices.
*Maria Brigadeiro recipe, by Juliana Motter
Hazelnut Curiosities and Benefits
The hazelnut is a fruit native to Asia and is widely cultivated in many parts of the world, including Europe and North America. It is known for its hard shell that surrounds the nut, which is rich in fat and protein.
A fun fact about the hazelnut is that it’s one of the only nuts that aren’t really nuts. She is actually a seed of fruits that grow on trees. Another curiosity is that hazelnut is used as a key ingredient in many traditional dishes and desserts, such as the famous Nutella hazelnut cream.
In addition to being delicious, hazelnuts are also rich in nutrients and offer many health benefits. It’s a great source of healthy fat, protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, folic acid and calcium. It also helps control cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and is a good source of antioxidants.
Studies also suggest that hazelnuts may help prevent heart disease, improve brain health, and even help with weight loss. Therefore, it is a great option to include in your daily diet.
In summary, the hazelnut is an incredibly versatile and nutritious fruit, with many fun facts and health benefits. Include it in your diet and enjoy all its benefits. We hope you enjoyed this recipe and that you enjoy it . Bon appetit and see you next time!