Tag: coconut chocolate truffles

I used to make loads of these as petit fours in a Michelin Starred Restaurant I worked it. So here’s the recipe haha. Enjoy. 
Ingredients
250g of dessicated coconut plus extra for dusting
150g of good quality dark chocolate
200g of butter
300g of condensed milk
Method
Roast off the coconut in a tray in the oven at 180oC for 3-5mins keeping an eye that it doesn’t burn and stirring occasionally. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. In a mix bowl weigh in the condensed milk. Melt the chocoloate and butter together over a ban marie of water or in a bowl in the mircowave with 3×30 second blasts stirring in between. 
Once the choclate and butter is melted stir into the condensed milk with a spatula. Stirr in the roasted coconut until it is well combined and now place either in a piping bag with a medium sized nozzle or a frezzer bag and cut the corner with scissors. 
Line 2 trays with clingfilm and now pipe out the preferred size you would like the truffles to be (I normally do half the size of a ping pong ball). Don’t panic they won’t be a perfect shape at this stage. Once you have the mixture piped out. Place it into the freezer for an hour to chill and harden. 
Once they have harden roll them in your hands until you get a perfect round ball shape. Now you can dust it in the extra coconut you have and serve. Best served with a cup of tea or coffee.

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