The chocolate orange truffles last week were a great success and so I continued experimenting with making truffles.
As known the orange chocolate combination is well known, but the combination of coconut with chocolate of course is also great. And this coconut truffle proved to be a huge success. The creamy truffle combined with pure cocoa flavor and a bit a crunch from the coconut. The coconut liqueur sends a lovely dimension to the truffle, but when small children are going to eat the truffles this can of course also be replaced by coconut essence.
And because next Sunday is Mother’s Day today at a gorgeous thing a real Mother’s day gift, with description. The teacups were bought at the Thrift store, where they have got a lot of different cups. As filling I’ve used beeswax. If you don’t got beeswax, you can use leftover candles, that can be melt and (re) used in this new candle.
A gorgeous thing: for mom: a candle in a teacup
- Tea cups;
- candle wick;
- beeswax (or leftover candles);
Put a small layer of water in the pan and hang the bowl in the pan. Make sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the pan (au-bain-marie). Bring the water to a boil. Put the beeswax or wax leftovers in the bowl and heat until melted. Meanwhile, cut a piece off candle wick and binds onto a skewer. Hang the stick above the cup so that the wick falls down and just touches the bottom.
Pour the melted wax into the cup and let it harden. Untie the stick and cut the wick slightly shorter.
Recipe : Coconut Truffles
Ingredients (20 truffles)
- 100 ml cream;
- 300g dark chocolate, chopped;
- 1 tablespoon coconut liqueur;
- grated and dried coconut.
Heat the cream in a saucepan, until the chocolate is melted. Remove the pan from the heat, add the liqueur and stir through. Put into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to cool and harden for 2 hours in the fridge. Take two teaspoons and spoon out a little ganache. Roll between your hands into a ball. Then roll the ball in the grated coconut.
Store the truffles in the refrigerator until you are going to eat them.
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