how to: make world-class truffles



how to make world-class truffles

Spoil your guests with a tray of delicious brandy-flavoured truffles.

Makes about 30 | Takes 50 mins + cooling 

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.

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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.

Optional

Drizzle with 80g melted white chocolate.

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Tips

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

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.

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


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