Mojito Truffles


How to make Mojito Truffles.


You will need:

110g Chocolate – spend money here – the better the chocolate the better the truffles will be. Read the ingredients at the back and look for a slab with a high percentage of cocoa solids rather than a chemical blend of sugar and vegetable oil.

5Tablespoons of butter

170g icing sugar (sift it before you set it aside)

100ml ground almonds

2 egg yolks – the lethicin found in egg yolk is a binding agent that holds the truffle together.

25ml Bacardi Rum - (you can substitute for 25ml of another liquid if you avoid alchohol)

a drop or two of peppermint essence (again you could substitute)

a pinch of vanilla seeds

candied lime peel (zest the green part of the lime, roll in egg white then castor sugar then bake with a fan/oven door open on the low heat until the lime is candied.)

Things to dust your truffles in - such as grated chocolate, cocoa powder and ground almonds. Candied flowers make for pretty decoration.

Method:

1) In a double boiler/glass bowl placed over steaming pot melt the chocolate and butter together.

2) Remove from heat and add all other ingredients. Stir until combined.

3) Spread accross a plate to maximise cold air exposure and place in the fridge for about 2 hours (minimun 30minutes.)

4) Roll the truffles into balls, coat the outside with cocoa or mint leaves or whatever inspires you.

5) Share.

Easy huh?

So easy we took the opportunity to make this video to show you how:

Director/Camera/Editor: Joanna Morton @editmonsta www.joannamorton.tv

Domestic Goddess/Hair & Makeup/Wardrobe: Samantha Laura Kaye@slkaye

PA/Script/Art Director/Food Stylist: Caryn Rippe aka Betty Sue
Thanks to Matt for keeping quiet during filming (most of the time) and Jodi for being super hot ;)

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  1. #1 by brazen on April 12, 2012 - 11:18 am

    Cool video – those truffles look yum

    • #2 by Molly Floss on April 27, 2012 - 2:31 am

      I am not really a chocolate lover but I honestly say that I have already changed bit for some rare reasons. I made some ingredient changes on my truffles so it has less sugar content which is good for high sugar patients. I will never think of this idea if I never saw your blog so I would like to thank you a lot from the bottom of my heart for yearning me this nice idea.

      • #3 by Samantha Laura Kaye on April 28, 2012 - 6:50 am

        Thank you for the thoughtful reply. You could try Xylitol for people with sugar sensitivities :) What liquid did you substitute with?

    • #4 by Samantha Laura Kaye on April 28, 2012 - 6:50 am

      thanks beautiful.

  2. #5 by Stephanie on July 12, 2013 - 4:09 pm

    What kind of liquid could I substitute for the alcohol?
    I would live to make these but I do not enjoy alcohol.
    Thanks so much.

    • #6 by Samantha Laura Kaye on August 2, 2013 - 12:23 am

      You could use any liquid instead of alchohol – any flavour you would like to add :)

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