The tupperware scare, and truffles

THE TUPPERWARE SCARE

Last night I went to a Tupperware party at Katy Chalmers house.  I had mixed up my days and received a phone call from her an hour into her party – oops. I rushed to get ready and arrived in time to smell the chocolate cake finishing in the oven and the demonstration nearly over.  Not such a problem, I have seen it many times.  But Im glad Katy telephoned me as it was Mystery Pack week this week, and I can’t resist ordering tupperware when a bonus mystery pack is involved.

TRUFFLES (MODIFIED FROM “TUPPERTRUFFLES”)

At the first tupperware party I attended (as an adult, not tagging along with mum as a kid) at Katy’s house we made Tuppertruffles.  They were super-rich but delicious, and I came away from the party SOLD on the Tupperware Cool Cubes Trays.  So I had a hankering for more truffles earlier this week, this is my version modified slightly from the Tupperware version in the following ways:

  1. 300gram cooking chocolate / 100 gram eating chocolate substituted for 200grams of each to suit the packs they come in
  2. Omitted 1/4 tsp orange rind or drops of orange essence
  3. 1Tbsp orange liqueur substituted for 1Tbsp of Kahlua (it was in the pantry and goes well with chocolate)
  4. 50gram walnuts or hazlenuts substituted for almonds and peanuts (again, what I had in the pantry)

The Truffles are super easy, and result in a hard cracking chocolate shell surrounding a soft fudgy nutty liqueur centre.  Give it a go, they will be ready in less than an hour.

 

Ingredients (modified as above)

  1. 50 grams of nuts
  2. 200 grams dark cooking chocolate
  3. 200 grams eating chocolate in dark, milk or white (I used milk, dark is over the top rich)
  4. 25 grams copha or kremelta
  5. 1/4 cup condensed milk
  6. 1 TBsp liqueur (Kahlua)
  7. 1 Tbsp dessicated coconut
  8. Cocoa for dusting (if desired)

Method:

  1. Toast the nuts in the Microwave on Medium High for 2 minutes, then allow to cool before roughly chopping.
  2. Roughly chop all chocolate and place in a microwave jug with the Kremelta.  Micro for 2 mins on Medium until softened, then stir with a spatula til runny.
  3. Place condensed milk, liqueur, coconut and nuts into a bowl and add 1/4 cup of the melted chocolate mix.  Stir til thick and fudgy.
  4. Pour (the recipe says “carefully spoon”)melted chocolate into the ice trays to cover the base.  Top with 1/2 teaspoon of the fudgy mixture, then pour (again recipe says to spoon) over the remaining chocolate to encase the fudgy mix
  5. Refridgerate or Freeze for 15-30 mins ir until set.  Twist ice trays to remove the truffles.  Gently dust with cocoa if desired.
  6. Truffles can be stored in an airtight container in the frige for up to two weeks, but I doubt they could last that long without being eaten.
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