Looks like a dessert made by a pro? Ha! I made them myself! If you've been following my blog, you might have came across a post I did on how to recycle your left over chocolates for Christmas. This one's a different recipe though because (obviously) it's not yet Christmas but what we are trying to do is to raise awareness for breast cancer.
We were invited for a Pink Truffle Making Class at TheMeatCo Souq Al Bahar hosted by Chef Mel Smith and it was fun!
I met fellow food enthusiasts that only I know through Instagram. It's really funny when you get to talk to them in person and find similar interests and hobbies like this. :)
We arrive at the table with a little surprise, I got an apron with my name printed on it! So sweet! And true, rolling those truffles can be a little messy so this one came in handy.
Pink Truffle 101
Pink truffle essentials are: baking chocolate and heavy white cream. Chef Mel shared that you can actually melt the chocolates in the microwave, a mistake I did on my previous experiment. Lol.
She also shared the secret to a perfect consistency: 3 parts of liquid to 1 part of white or brown chocolate OR 2 parts of liquid to 1 part of dark chocolate. You can also use liquor (which is really good for truffles), melted lollipops and even cake crumbs - customise your own truffle the way you want it to be! Place it in the fridge until its soft enough to roll.
One of the key take aways from Chef Mel is to roll the truffles on your hand because it serves as a moisturiser. This is great for your skin and will make your hands look 20plus years younger. Ha!
Decorate your truffles with sprinkles or even nuts if you have some at home then serve it in a nice plate or place it on a box if you want to give it as a gift. End result? This: