Hello everyone! My name is Vivien Bohme, and I'm the CEO and founder of Bohme. I know you hear from my sister and co-founder Fernanda every week on Fridays With Fern (available on Instagram Live and Youtube every Friday!) but I wanted to stop, say hello, and tell you a little bit about myself too.
Bohme has been a part of my life and family since I convinced Fernanda to found it with me at 25. Being a young female CEO wasn't always easy, but I could not be more grateful we fought through the hard times to get to where we are. I love being the business brain behind Bohme -- I even read business and leadership books for fun! I am passionate about progress and helping my friends and the whole Bohme family find what their purpose is.
While balancing work, I am also a wife and the mother to five children -- Ethan, Lauren, Noah, Ezra, and Sofie. Plus all of our adorable pets! My cat Scoobie is like another member of the family and has a personality all his own. Being Brazilian, family has always been important to me so our house is always full! We love to fill our home with love and laughter and animals and good food!
My favorite room in our home is the kitchen. I absolutely love food, whether that's cooking for friends, trying the newest restaurant in town, or cracking open one of my (many, many) cookbooks to relax and make a new recipe. Today I want to introduce you to a recipe from my childhood. Almost any kid growing up in Brazil will know the feeling of licking the spoon while your mom makes a brigadeiro cake. This was our version of cookie dough! To this day, when I want a real treat, I make a one for my family.
In the spirit of Valentine's Day, I wanted to share an easy-to-make version of the Brazilian classic with you -- brigadeiro balls! Like cake balls, these chocolatey treats are the perfect dessert to make and share for a Galentine's party or sweet date night.
1 can of sweet and condensed milk
3/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
Sprinkles (for decoration)
1. Place all ingredients in a large saucepan. Place the pan over medium heat and mix continuously until completely combined (don't forget to scrape the sides of the pan so no batter burns!) You will know the mixture can be removed from heat when the batter no longer sticks to the side of the pan.
2. Pour the batter onto a large plate or pan and spread well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
3. When the batter is cool, roll into 1-inch balls and cover in sprinkles.
4. Place the balls into wrappers and serve!
I hope this recipe brings as much joy to you as it does to my family and me. If you end up making it, don't forget to tag us @shopbohme and let me know how it goes!