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Chocolate Pave

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Paula DaSilva's Chocolate Pave
Paula DaSilva's Chocolate PaveSamantha Okazaki / TODAY
SERVINGS
6
RATE THIS RECIPE
(10)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 teaspoons brandy
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 30-40 cookies
  • Shredded coconut, to taste
  • Chef notes

    Make a creamy, chocolaty Brazilian dessert called chocolate pave, courtesy of chef Paula DaSilva.

    Preparation

    Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

    In a bowl, combine the milk, vanilla and brandy and set aside. In a blender, blend the condensed milk, evaporated milk, cocoa powder and lemon juice for 3 minutes.

    Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

    One by one, dip the cookies into the milk mixture until they have absorbed the liquid, then line the bottom and sides of a baking dish or cake pan with a single layer of the cookies.

    Pour one third of the blended mixture over the cookie layer. Repeat the dipping and layering steps, finishing with a small layer of the mixture on top (you should have enough cookies for about 3 layers of cookies). Garnish the top of the pave with coconut and refrigerate for 4 hours. Slice and serve.