Thursday, 23 July 2020

Eid Gift Ideas: 3 Ways Chocolate Truffles


Gift-giving is a tradition in most Islamic cultures. You wouldn't show up at someone's home for dinner without a small gift for the hostess or children.  For Eid-al-Fitr, and Eid-al-Adha gifts take on a more celebratory role.  In Islamic countries the practice of gift giving during these holidays is largely based on giving children gifts.  It makes the event feel festive.   


Whats a better way than making homemade sweets for your love ones?
If you've been following me for a while you know that every year I share a creative homemade sweet Eid gift ideas. So, for 2020 I decide to make delicious chocolate truffles. 

Do you like truffles? If you do, these recipes are for you. Whether you prefer dark chocolate or Milo or maybe red velvet truffles, here you will find your favourite truffles. Follow this recipe to learn how to make the best truffles in different flavours and pack them like a pro!


MORE EID RECIPE/IDEAS TO ENJOY:

Watch the video below for more instructions!

Classic Dark Chocolate Truffle:

INGREDIENTS:
  • 200g dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
  • 1/2 cup of double cream (120g)
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder or Nesquik
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Chop the chocolate and place in a large heat proof bowl. Set aside.
  2. Place heavy cream in a small saucepan, bring to a simmer over low-medium heat.
  3. Pour the cream over the chocolate, let sit for 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, until set.
  4. Using an ice cream scoop or a spoon, scoop a small portion of the chocolate mixture and form small balls by rolling between your hands. Arrange the balls on a baking sheet or a big plate and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll again between your hands to create smooth balls.
  5. Roll the balls in the cocoa powder.
Condensed Milk Chocolate Truffle

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 can (14oz/397g) Sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup (30g) Milo powder or Nesquik
  • 1 tablespoon (15g) Butter

For coating:
  • Desiccated coconut
  • Milo powder or Nesquik
DIRECTIONS:
  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat melt the butter, add sweetened condensed milk, Milo powder and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture becomes very thick and starts to pull away from the bottom and sides of the pan. About 6-8 minutes. Do not overcook.
  2. Remove from heat and pour into greased plate or pan. Let cool for 1 hour.
  3. grease your hands with butter and shape into small balls. Then, roll in topping of your choice.
  4. Keep refrigerated before serving.
Red Velvet Truffle

INGREDIENTS:
  • 450g of red velvet cake
  • 1 tbsp of cream cheese
  • 200g dark chocolate
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Crumble the red velvet cake with a fork. Add cream cheese and stir until fully incorporated.
  2. Roll 1-inch balls of the crumb mixture and set aside. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  3. Chop the dark chocolate and melt completely (in a microwave or over a double boiler).
  4. Using a fork dip the balls into the melted chocolate. Then slightly tap the fork against the side of the bowl to trim the excess chocolate and place the truffle on the parchment paper. Place in the refrigerator to set.


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