Monday, May 11, 2009


(In Brazil, we have a cake called Sonho, dream in English. Usually the dough is fried, filled and sprinkle with powdered sugar. In other countries is called Berliner)

Dream is something really good, if not, would nightmare. A good night's sleep make us get up more prepared, ready to face any problem. There's person who dreams to be flying, another one to floating, there's guy who go to sleep early just to feel those sensations! If to dream is awesome, imagine see it realized! You never tried a dream so yummy like that. So light and fluffy, with a generous layer of creamy dulce de leche. Hmmm, will have a lot of guys getting up early only to be the first to dream!

100g sugar

20g salt

80g fresh yeast

4 eggs

100g butter

400 ml milk in room temperature

1 kg flour (approximately)


700g dulce de leche


250g semisweet chocolate

Chocolate sprinkles


In a large bowl, mix sugar and salt. Add yeast, eggs, butter, milk and approximately 200g flour. Mix very well. Don't add all the flour at one go, go adding so as to adjust the texture of the dough.Transfer dough to work surface. Carefully knead the dough, working gentle for the dough doesn't stick so much on hands. Make a ball and let proof covered with cling wrap for about 30 minutes, or until double in bulk.

Punch out the gas in the bread dough. Roll into rounds and place separated each other in a greased pan. Cover with a plastic and leave dough to proof for the second time for about 1 hour or until double in bulk.

Bake in preheated oven at 350˚F for about 40-60 or until is golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


Melt the chocolate in microwave or in a double boiler.

To finish

Gently open the dreams in half with a serrated knife. Fill with dulce de leche using a teaspoon. Cover with melted chocolate and sprinkle chocolate sprinkle. Let to cool and serve.

Cook's tip: Use a good quality yeast, this proceeding depends the final quality of the dough.

Serve: 50 dreams.


  1. Hola Talita, this is like a dream dessert. I will definitely make it.
    Thank you for share!

  2. Hi Talita, thank you for visiting my blog. Yours recipe are very good and I like it so much ..and this dream berliner looks absolutly delicious! Ciao, Maria

  3. Holy Cow! Does this ever look delicious.

  4. I may just dream about this recipe tonight!

  5. Thanks for visiting my have a wonderful blog.I especially
    loved the potato lasagna.

  6. Thanks for visiting my blog - I love the recipes I see on your site - this one looks heavenly!

  7. Hey! I am so glad you commented over at sweetbasil because I am loving your blog!! My husband lived in Brazil for a little while and I am always trying to find stuff to make him! I am adding you to my sidebar and can't wait to go through these dishes. Thanks!

  8. Mmmmmm... I've had Sonhos over here but only with powdered sugar. I LOVE Dulce de Leche; what a good idea to fill Sonhos with them!


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