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Torta de Sonha de Valsa - Pave of a Traditional Brazilian Chocolate Candy Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lara Abbott

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 can condensed milk
1 can (same size) of milk
3 egg yolks
10 Sonhos de Valsa (a Brazilian chocolate candy that comes individually wrapped)
1/2 cup milk
1 cup Nescau (or any other chocolate drink mix)
1 tablespoon sugar
3 egg whites
3 tablespoons sugar
1 can creme (can use the equivalent of whipping creme, whipped)

Directions:
Directions:
1. Place the condensed milk, the same measure of milk and the 3 eggs yolks in a saucepan over medium heat.
2. Stir the mixture until it thickens and then pour it into a rectangular serving dish.
3. Cut the chocolate candies into small pieces and place on top of the mixture in the serving dish.
4. Bring 1/2 cup milk together with the Nescau and one tablespoon sugar to boil in a saucepan.
5. Once it boils, pour it over the mixture in the serving dish.
6. Beat the egg whites until they have hard peaks.
7. Add three tablespoons sugar and the whipped cream (or can of creme) to the beaten egg whites (by hand, taking care to not let the air out of the beaten egg whites).
8. Cover the mixture in the serving dish with the egg white mixture.
9. Freeze in the freezer for a couple of hours before serving.
10. Decorate with cocoa powder or chocolate shavings, or extra pieces of Sonho de Valsa, cut in fourths, if desired.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
About 30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is my Tia Tereza's recipe. Tia Tereza is my godmother. She doesn't have much time to cook, but I remember her every time my mother makes her recipe. It is very sweet, as most Brazilian desserts are. Sonho de Valsa is a very, very traditional Brazilian chocolate. They are round, and come covered with a hot pink cellophane over an aluminum foil wrap. They are a mixture of a nut paste, covered by a lining of a wafer and then a milk chocolate cover. They can be found everywhere in Brazil, and even here in the US in stores where Latin American foods are sold. If you can't find Sonhos de Valsa, this recipe would be just as good, albeit different, if you were to use any chocolate wafer type candy, like maybe Kit Kat.

 

 

 

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