Truffles

This week I decided to make truffles.

I made these because I liked the ganache I used in my bake last week and that is exactly what a truffle is made from.

I made two types of truffles, chocolate truffles rolled in coco powder and Oreo truffles made from crushed Oreo’s and cream cheese mixed together, then shaped into a ball and when cooled they are then covered in melted chocolate and left to set.

To make a ganache heat double cream until it is hot but not boiling. Then pour the cream over the prepared finely chopped chocolate.  Stir up the mixture until it is  fully combined then place in the fridge to set.  You must make sure it hasn’t set too hard as you need be able to be roll the ganache into balls without it melting in your hands.  This can sometimes take up to a day to set.

When the ganache is ready roll them into small balls and then cover each ball in coco powder.

When you’ve finished keep them in the fridge to store that is if you didn’t eat them all like I nearly did!

Did you know:-

Butter is sometimes added to the ganache to give it a shiny finish.

Next week I’m going to start my twelve bakes of Christmas.

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Marshmallows

This week I thought it would be fun to make marshmallows although it doesn’t have any baking in it.

Marshmallows have gelatine in them to make them like marshmallows.  You start by whisking up egg whites then you make a syrup which made up of soaked gelatine leaves, sugar, water and liquid glucose.  This is all boiled up until it reaches 127 degrees then you gently whisk the syrup into the egg whites and then you put the mixture into a tray and leave it to set for an hour before cutting it into small squares.

As lovely as the marshmallows were I thought I could have added a few more ingredients to make them a little bit more exciting but it was a fun bake and all my friends loved it when I took them to school and so did Emma and Russell from Cuddle and Cwtch whose had some as it was Emma’s birthday

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