Kouklet Brazilian Bakehouse celebrating Easter with special chocolate eggs

Kouklet owner Mardhory Santos-Cepeda. | Photo courtesy of Mike Prince

With Easter coming up, Kouklet Brazilian Bakehouse, located at 1647 E. Passyunk Ave., will be celebrating the holiday by offering chocolate eggs as well as other offerings starting on April 1.

The eggs being offered include Ovo de Páscoa de Colher, featuring half of a chocolate egg shell filled with chocolate cake and chocolate mousse, Ovo de Páscoa Trufado, consisting of a chocolate egg shell filled with brigadeiro truffle, and Bombom de Brigadeiro, the traditional Brazilian chocolate bonbons. An additional dish is Sonho de Cenoura e Chocolate, which is sourdough carrot doughnuts filled with condensed milk chocolate custard.

Mardhory Santos-Cepeda, the owner of Kouklet, said that she’s eager to share this egg-centric culinary tradition with her customers, as in Brazil, Easter is the most important holiday after Christmas. 

“We take the tradition of gifting chocolate eggs very seriously in Brazil,” Santos-Cepeda said in a press release. “We even go out of our way to make chocolate eggs at home to gift our loved ones. As kids we just loved to take bites of them and savor the crunchiness of the chocolate shell and the softness of the filling all together. These are very special confections that I look forward to producing and devouring every spring.”

Pre-orders, which Santos-Cepeda strongly encourages, are available at kouklet.com starting on April 1. A limited number of each item will be offered at the shop, which is open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Easter on April 17.