Blog post: ‘Brazilian Brigadeiro boot camp’

On Tuesday Chef Will and I welcomed four lucky competition winners through the doors of 41 Portland Place to learn how to make Will’s renowned chocolate truffles in our ‘Brazilian Brigadeiro boot camp’.

The winner, who was chosen at random by The Westminster Collection, was Jessie from The Shape Arts Charity. Jessie brought along three of her chocolate loving friends to join in the evenings activities.  

The boot camp kicked off with a glass of bubbly and a tour of the venue before making our way down to the kitchen.

After a quick hand wash Will talked the guests through the history of the Brigadeiro before putting them to work over the hob. After making the mouth watering truffle base we were all too impatient to wait for it to set. Luckily, in true Blue Peter style, Will whipped out ‘one he prepared earlier’. Guests then buttered up their hands and set about creating a variety of chocolate delights. Toppings included peanuts, hazelnuts, cocoa and for the more adventurous, guava and parmesan.

After a game of “one for the box and one for me” the trusty team had created over 50 delicious truffles to take home for their loved ones. 

To be in with the chance to take part in our next ‘Brazilian Brigadeiro boot camp’ all you need to do is book a site visit before December 1st 2013.

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