Chocolate Truffles ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)
by Tarla Dalal
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Chocolate truffles are petit balls that are rich, soft and grainy. They are made of a mouth-watering combination of chocolate, butter, icing sugar and coffee powder. Once the truffles are made, they are rolled in cocoa powder, castor sugar and walnuts, enhancing the drool-quotient! this recipe uses a spot of rum as a flavour enhancer, but you can avoid it if you want to.
- Combine the coffee powder with 2 tbsp of hot water in a bowl, mix well and keep aside.
- Combine the butter and chocolate in a deep non-stick pan and cook on a slow flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till the chocolate melts, while stirring continuously.
- Add the coffee mixture and icing sugar and mix well. Cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring continuously.
- Add the rum, mix well and remove from the flame.
- Cool and refrigerate for approx. 1 hour or till the mixture is firm.
- Divide the mixture into 15 equal portions and shape each portion into small round balls. Keep aside.
- Combine the castor sugar, cocoa powder and walnuts in a plate and mix well.
- Roll the chocolate balls in the above mixture till they are evenly coated from all the sides.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate till serving.
- Cook the chocolate on a very slow flame as it tends to burn very quickly leaving an unpleasant taste.
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