Monday, 19 December 2011

How to make chocolate truffles

Mmmmmmmm.... what do you think of the truffles I made? They taste delicious!

I would normally pay a lot of money for a box of truffles that look and taste as good as these. But why buy them when you can make them yourself for a fraction of the price and have fun with it too! Plus you'd know exactly what goes in them. These would make a lovely handmade gift or simply to enjoy for dessert.

To make 10 pieces all you need is:
  • 100 grams of chocolate
  • 100ml double cream
  • a teeny weeny bit of butter.

  1. If you're not using chocolate chips, grate the chocolate yourself. It might take a while but you'll be toning your arms while you're at it ;)
  2. Heat the double cream over medium heat.
  3. Once bubbles appear, add the butter. You only need a small amount - about a quarter of a teaspoon.
  4. Stir in the butter really quick so that it completely melts before the cream starts to boil then remove from the stove immediately.
  5. Stir this mixture bit by bit into the chocolate until it is nice and creamy. Leave it in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight.
  6. Take the chocolate mixture out of the fridge and leave at room temperature for half an hour.
  7. After half an hour, take out any ingredients you want to use to coat your truffles. I used the Caramel Kiss Mix hot chocolate from Hotel Chocolat (it's grated chocolate with little white chocolate hearts), cocoa, icing sugar and ground almonds. You can also use chocolate chips, desiccated coconut, melted chocolate or whatever you like.
  8. Roll the truffles into small balls and roll into the toppings.
  9. If the rolling melts the chocolate, return to the fridge for a few minutes to set.
Now they're ready to eat!



Thursday, 1 December 2011

Winter warming Coconut Custard

I'm not a big fan of winter but it is a good excuse to indulge in warm desserts and cover up in baggy clothes, whilst watching Desperate Housewives. A perfect night in.

I recently made a beautiful coconut custard, using Thai Taste Coconut Milk, which you can find the recipe for here.

It's very simple but I way overcooked it :( It still tasted lovely though and I will definitely be getting some more Thai Taste Coconut Milk to try it again.

Overcooked custard, siiigh :(

I'd have to try some of the other recipes on their website too like the Chicken and Coconut Soup and the Thai Green Chicken Curry. They sound like delicious and warming dishes!

Will you be trying the coconut custard recipe soon? You can find Thai Taste Coconut Milk, as well as the rest of their range, at major UK supermarkets.


Winter Wonderland

(Clockwise from top-left)
Ski Hat by Liv
Kington top by Liv
Lily Lolo natural lipgloss in Whisper
Brass Sheet ring by Made
Moto Vintage Blue Organic Baxter Jeans (Topshop)
Priti NYC nail polish in Ginger Snap Orchid (Cult Beauty)
Angelic eyeshadow by Lily Lolo

Keep warm! xx