brandy and cola truffles

brandy and cola truffles

brandy and cola truffles

Looking for a homemade gift to spoil Dad? These brandy and cola truffles will hit the spot.

  • 50 mins + cooling
  • Makes about 30
  • Intermediate

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE TRUFFLES
300g dark chocolate, chopped
30ml butter
45ml cola
45ml brandy

FOR THE COATING
300g dark chocolate

METHOD

  1. For the truffles, heat the chocolate, butter and cola in the microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Stir in the brandy.
  2. Chill in the freezer for about 1 hour or until firm but mouldable. Roll teaspoons of the mixture into balls
    and chill in the fridge until firm.
  3. For the coating, heat the chocolate for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Cool to
    room temperature.
  4. Dip the truffles, one by one, into the melted dark chocolate, shake off excess and place on a baking
    paper lined tray. Repeat with the rest. Remelt dipping chocolate as necessary.

Tips

  • Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
  • Save money by buying chocolate in bulk from baking stores.

Optional

Drizzle with 80g melted white chocolate.

Variation

  • Instead of dipping the truffles in chocolate, spoon a teaspoon of chocolate into your hand and roll
    the truffle in this to coat. This saves on chocolate (you’ll only need about 150g) and is easier to master.
  • You can also coat truffles in finely chopped nuts, cocoa powder or desiccated coconut instead of chocolate.
  • Replace the brandy and cola with cream, coffee or beer.

Click here for the full tutorial on how to: make world-class truffles. 

FEATURE: MARGIE ELS-BURGER ASSISTED BY NOMVUSELELO MNCUBE PHOTOS: DYLAN SWART

Magazine issue date: June, 2018


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