Sunday, January 2, 2011

What happens when a baker has the best boyfriend in the world?? and Christmas truffles

This is what happens -


Needless to say, I'm pretty excited about it.


We only actually picked it up today so I haven't had a chance to try it out but there will be many many cakes, cookies, meringues etc coming soon.
This Christmas I also received a number of other baking items and it seems that having a baking blog is the best way to say 'I like to bake,' as loudly as possible. My wonderful parents got me silicon sheets for cookie baking, measuring spoons and lots of other fun things, my lovely sister got me a new bowl, special type of spoon and more muffin cases and lots of my friends and boyfriends parents bought other baking related items. I am happy out after this Christmas.
Every year now since 2004 I have made little food presents for my close friends and this year despite my busy college schedule I was reminded by a friend that they must be made or 'it wouldn't feel like Christmas!' So on the 23rd of December I set about making my delicious Christmas truffles. The recipe calls for chocolate cake and this year I used a store bought cake, other years I made my own. I have found no real taste difference, although the cake that was store bought must of course be very good quality in itself as it is the base for the truffles.

Chocolate Truffles

5 1/2 Cups (700g) Chocolate Cake crumbled
1 cup (125g) Ground almonds
1/2 cup (60g) Icing Sugar, more if desired up to 1cup/125g
50-100ml whiskey, to taste
2 cups dark chocolate
100ml cream
1 tsp vanilla essence

Covering 

Coco Powder
Coco power and icing sugar mix
chopped or ground nuts

Crumble up the cake and add the ground almonds and icing sugar. Mix until the dry ingredients are thoroughly combined. Melt the Chocolate and the cream together on a double boiler or in a microwave. Add the whiskey and vanilla essence to this. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and stir to combine. Cool this mixture in the fridge for 15minutes before making balls of mixture and rolling them in one of the various covering ingredients. These can then be stored in an air tight container in the fridge to ensure freshness until you gift them or just eat them!!

2 comments:

  1. Is the fudge recipe a secret? :)

    It's true though, it's not Christmas until truffles are produced!

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  2. Hi
    Fudge recipe is on the way. I have essays to write til the 10th so have to use the Christmas recipes cos I don't have enough time to bake, or try out my kitchenaid unfortunately.
    Cat

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