And it’s time for my favorite blog carnival, the one and only…
This month, the theme was lemon/lime. And you know the old Brazilian saying: if life hands you limes, make some caipirinhas!
Caipirinha is THE Brazil’s official drink, and for those of you who never tasted it, it’s a delicious and refreshing beverage with cachaça, lime juice, lots of ice and sugar. It’s so sweet and cold you will only notice the drunkness when it’s no turning point. Trust me – I know what I’m talking about.
If you want a taste of the drink, without the hangover, try my husband’s recipe for caipirinha truffles. The cachaça is very mild, with the freshness from the lime juice making these perfect for summer days. They are best served cold.
- 300g (10 oz) finely chopped white chocolate
- 80 ml heavy cream
- 2 tsp glucose (or light corn syrup)
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tbsp cachaça
- 14g (1 tbsp) butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- zest from 1 lime
Place the white chocolate in a bowl.
In a small saucepan, bring the cream and glucose just to a boil. Remove from the heat and pour the hot cream mixture over the white chocolate. Whisk until smooth. Let rest for 10 minutes.
Add the lime juice and the cachaça ans mix well to incorporate completely. Add the butter and whisk to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and live in the refrigerator for 48h.
When it’s ready to roll, mix in a bowl the sugar and lime zest. Rub with your fingertips until the sugar is moist and fragrant. Roll 1 teaspoon portions of the chocolate mixture into balls and roll in the lime sugar. Place in small paper cases and keep in the refrigerator or freezer. Serve cold.