Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Nipples of venus chocolate truffles
Easy peasy recipe too!
500 g icing sugar
2 cups of cocoa
70 g of melted copha/vegetable fat
1 generous tablespoon of vanilla essence
1 cup of cool water mixed with 2 tablespoons of eggbinder and allowed to sit for ten minutes and whisked to froth
extra cocoa for rolling
a smidgin of vegan marg (like a teaspoon)
another 4 tablespoons icing sugar
a tablespoon of cool water
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Sift and combine cocoa and icing sugar, pour in egg-binder/water mixture and combine well. Add copha and combine. Consistency should be of a dough/fondant type mix.
Turn out onto a surface dusted with icing sugar. Knead for five minutes, dusting more if it sticks. Dust surface with cocoa and roll into small balls (about a teaspoon each).
Place on plate and allow to harden in fridge. Combine marg, extra icing sugar, vanilla and water to make a paste. Shovel into the corner of a small glad-bag/zip-lock sammich bag, and cut off a tiny bit of the tip of the corner (about a matchstick head's worth). You have an icing bag! Now squeeze 'nipples' onto each truffle, cover again (making sure not to smoosh your nips) and refrigerate overnight.