Just a quick Saturday post with a sweet candy treat. White chocolate is not something I crave-unless it's the holidays and it comes paired with peppermint. I have a bit of an addiction for Lindt's Lindor White Chocolate Peppermint Truffles and this White Chocolate Candy Cane Truffle recipe from Donna Hay seemed like it would be pretty close in flavor and simple to make.
White Chocolate Candy Cane Truffles
1/2 cup (125ml) heavy cream
1.4 oz (40g) unsalted butter, chopped
3 1/2 cups (550g) white chocolate melts or white chocolate chips
10 small candy canes, crushed
Place the cream and butter in a small saucepan over high heat
and bring to the boil. Place the chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl
and top with the hot cream mixture.
Place the bowl over
a saucepan of simmering water and, using a metal spoon, stir until the
mixture is melted and smooth. Add the candy cane and mix to combine.
Allow to stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Refrigerate for 2–3
hours or until just firm.
Spread the sugar on a large
baking tray. Roll teaspoonfuls of the truffle mixture into balls and
roll in the sugar to coat. Place on a tray and refrigerate for 30
minutes or until firm.
Donna notes: White chocolate melts will set more firmly than regular white chocolate and are easier to melt without the mixture seizing.
Notes/Results: These are just as creamy, decadent and delicious as the store-bought ones but they are definitely more fragile. I used white chocolate chips instead of melts because I had the chips on hand and they were pretty soft, even after a couple of hours in the fridge. The powdered sugar also 'melted' off them pretty quickly when they were on the serving plate. I will try them again with candy melts at some point and see if they are a bit sturdier. I will keep them in the fridge until it's time to serve them but probably wouldn't leave them out for long. Taste-wise, they are a winner though and they went really well with a cup of Tevana's White Chocolate Peppermint Tea. I would make them again.
It's our Monthly Featured Dish/Ingredient Challenge this week at I Heart Cooking Clubs and the theme is Sweet Treats--cookie, bar, or candy recipes from our current or any of our past IHCC Featured Chefs. You can see what sweet treats people made by clicking on the picture links on the post.