Friday, April 25, 2008Truffles! It's basically making a chocolaty ball that looks like balls of dirt, then you roll in on melted chocolate and you let them set in the fridge. It takes quite a lot of time to make, but it's a good family time snack to make, because you can get the kids to help you out.
250g cream cheese, softened (leave it for 2 hrs at room temperature)
450g Oreos (You can use mint or peanut butter Oreos if you like)
Enough best quality white chocolate and dark chocolate for the coating (around 250 g of each block)
1) In a mixing bowl, beat your cream cheese with a fork or whisk to break it down for a few minutes.
2) Blend your Oreos in your food processor as shown above. Nice sandy texture.
3) Add a quarter of your Oreos to the cream cheese mixture and mix. Then add in quarter by quarter slowly. Mix well. You will get a dark coloured mixture like below.
4) Press them down firmly onto the bowl.
5) Cover this mixture and chill in fridge for 3-4 hours.
6) Take out and roll them into balls like above. This is the fun part where kids can help out. Arrange on trays and keep in fridge to firm. Usually takes about 1-2 hours.
7) Get ready to melt your white chocolate and dark chocolate. Chop them into pieces for easy melting. I use the microwave for this task. Usually 30 second bursts will be enough.
8) Stir your white chocolate to a melted consistency or until no solid chunks. I must say I wasn't very happy with the quality of the white chocolate here as it's too runny. It will be difficult to have a smooth coating. My dark chocolate is alright at least.
9) Drop those tasty chocolate balls into your melted chocolate. One by one.
10) Roll it around with your fingers to coat evenly (It's better if you wear gloves but I was lazy). This will be the messiest and trickiest part!
11) Set them on a tray with parchment or baking paper, the type of paper used for paos (since I didn't have any, I just coat my trays with little bit of oil but parchment paper is preferred)
12) Put the trays inside the freezer to set. 30 minutes should be enough.
Things can get pretty messy like I say. To wash, use warm soapy water. You simply can't wash chocolate properly with just plain tap water.
The cow loves those Oreo Truffles!
Look at the Oreo centre! Nyum! Tasty and lots of fun!