Sunday, 8 August 2010
easy vegan chocolate(or carob) truffles with almonds
I went to a birthday party yesterday, and took along some home made chocolate truffles. They are truly easy to make, yet melt in the mouth and are delicious:-)
and did I mention they're chocolate????
All you need is:
100g dark chocolate
25g vegan margarine
1tblsp brandy or other spirit
1tblsp soya cream
150g icing sugar, sieved - yes, it is worth it, honestly!
25g ground almonds
Cocoa powder to roll them in and petit four cases to sit them in.
Melt the chocolate and margarine for about one minute in a glass bowl in the microwave until just melted. Stir in all the other ingredients except the cocoa. Mix together then put in the fridge for an hour or so to chill down.
When you're ready put out some petit fours cases ready, about 15, but it depends on how large you make the truffles, obviously!!
Take about a teaspoonful of the mixture and roll it between your hands to form a ball, then roll lightly in the sieved cocoa, put into a paper case, the keep repeating until the mixture is all used up. The mixture will soften in your hands as you roll, and you will end up with sticky fingers and hands, so it's a good idea to have a bowl of water ready to wash them in, this saves getting chocolate all over the taps ... now how do I know this???
Put them back in the fridge to store them. I told you it was easy, didn't I?
If you are unable to eat chocolate/cocoa or tolerate caffeine, you can substitute carob, you'll see a bar underneath the bar of chocolate, it works just as well, but without the caffeine.