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Chocolate and This one has

coffee-liqueur truffles a few tricks:

(makes 24)
1. Ensure the mixture is quite thick
Ingredients: (add more cake or melted chocolate if
400g milk chocolate, coarsely chopped necessary), or the whole thing will melt

500g chocolate mud cake, broken into the dipping chocolate.

200ml cream 2. Ensure the mixture is well chilled,
80ml coffee liqueur (e.g. Tia Maria) or again, the whole thing will melt into
the dipping chocolate. Dip in batches,

1. Mix chocolate, cream and liqueur in refrigerating the rest, if necessary.
a bowl over a pot of simmering water, until
the chocolate melts. Don’t fill the pot with so 3. You may be tempted, but don’t
much water so that it touches the bowl. freeze the mixture prior to dipping,
this will cause the chocolate to crack
2. Remove the bowl from the pot and when the mixture defrosts inside the
mix in broken-up mud cake, until well chocolate. This can also occur if you
distributed. freeze the dipped chocolates, too.

3. Chill for two to three hours or 4. Mud cake can vary greatly
overnight, until firm and thick. between types in moistness, which will
in turn vary the consistency of your
4. Line a large baking tray with baking mix. Use judgment to get a thick, not-
paper. too-sticky mix by varying the quantity
needed. The more moist the cake, the
5. Remove mix from fridge and scoop more you may need.
out about 1.5 tablespoons of mixture from
bowl. Roll between your hands to form a 5. Keep mud cake cutoffs from
small ball. It should be just smaller than a throughout the year and freeze until
golf ball. Place on the baking paper, in you want to make truffles. Just defrost

rows, and repeat until all of the mixture is and mix in!
6. If you’re not fussed about the
6. Refrigerate mixture for at least two chocolate pudding look, after you’ve
hours to firm up again. rolled and chilled the balls, you can
roll them in anything you’d like, such
as desiccated coconut, chocolate
sprinkles, chocolate flakes, finely
chopped nuts, depending on the flavor

of the truffle and your preferences.
This will be easier than dipping and

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