Brazilian Bom-Bocado (Egg Custard)


I have not translated the name of this little Portuguese-Brazilian pastry because there is not an English equivalent, at least that I know. The translation would be 'good bite.' It is a dessert that brings up childhood memories; my mom would always make it! It's very easy and quick to make.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 bom-bocado


  • 1 teaspoon butter

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 pinch finely grated Parmesan cheese (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a mini cupcake mold with butter and coat with sugar.

  2. Mix condensed milk, shredded coconut, eggs, and Parmesan cheese together in a bowl until combined. Pour coconut mixture into prepared cupcake mold, filling each cup to 3/4 full.

  3. Place cupcake mold into a roasting pan about 1 inch larger than the cupcake mold. Pour hot tap water into the roasting pan until it is halfway up the sides of the cupcake mold, about 1 inch.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the coconut mixture is golden brown, about 10 minutes.

  5. Cool on a wire rack until the custard can easily be removed from the mold. Place custards into mini paper muffin cup liners.

  6. Refrigerate until chilled.

Cook's Note:

Grana Padano can be substituted for the Parmesan cheese.

You can also use cupcake molds, but I'd just just fill 1/2 of the mold and give them a bit more time in the oven.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

147 Calories
7g Fat
19g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 147
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 58mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 99mg 8%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 154mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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