Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mumsey's Chocolate Truffles

This is one of my save on food waste recipes. I use old left over biscuits or cake that has gone a bit hard rather than moldy. You can just use essences like vanilla / rum / brandy and fruit juice if it is for children, but you may want to use alcohol if it is for adults.

Mumsey’s Truffles

250gr of old homemade biscuits (or cake)
100gr soft butter (not melted)
¼ cup cocoa
½ cup icing sugar
½ cup coconut
½ tsp essence of your choice
1-2 Tbsp fruit juice (or rum/brandy or other alcohol of your choice)

Crumb the biscuits/cake in the food processor.
Add softened butter and process for a few seconds.
Add cocoa, icing sugar and coconut.
Process, scraping down the sides to make sure all is finely chopped and combined.
Add essence and liquid of choice.
I tip it into a bowl and stir with a spoon to make sure it is all mixed up.
You have to sort of judge how much juice you need. You don’t want it too moist or the “balls” will flatten a little before they are set. Too dry and the mixture won’t stick together.
Mold into balls and roll in extra coconut or chocolate hail.
Refrigerate or you could freeze in an airtight container for up to 2 months.

Great to do for Christmas, well before the busyness of the season.

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