Daily Archives: December 15, 2008

Food Monday ~ Sweets

The Best Chocolate Truffles appeared in May.


Brandy Truffles

8ozs Plain Chocolate
1 tablespoon Condensed Milk
2ozs Butter
2 teaspoons Instant Coffee
2 teaspoons Brandy
8ozs Icing Sugar, sifted
3ozs plain Chocolate Vermicelli

Put chocolate into a bowl and place over a pan of boiling water.Do not let the water touch the bottom of the bowl.When the chocolate has melted stir in the condensed milk, butter, coffee, brandy and icing sugar.Form teaspoons of the mixture into balls and roll each in vermicelli.Place on baking parchment and leave to set overnight.


Chocolate Covered Orange Balls
Yield: Enough for a sweet shop!

8ozs Icing/confectioners’ sugar
6ozs vanilla wafers, crushed
½ cup chopped walnuts
2ozs butter
3ozs real orange juice
12ozs milk chocolate, melted

In a large bowl, combine the sugar, vanilla wafers, walnuts, butter and orange juice. Mix well and shape into 1 inch round balls; allow to dry for 1 hour.

Place chocolate in in a bowl over a pan of hot water, do not allow to come in contact with the water. Stir frequently over medium heat until melted. Dip balls into melted chocolate and place in decorative paper cups.

Seriously this quantity made 82 sweets.