100 Likes, 100 Truffles, 100 Reasons To Be Happy

Baking Utopia’s Facebook page recently received 100 likes. Thank you, old and new likers!

So, this week I knew I had to do something grand. I set upon myself a mammoth task of making 100 truffles.

It has been the most fun, messy, and relaxing baking adventure till date. I decided to make 4 flavours based on a special theme—my birds. I live with 3 budgerigars at home: Fiona, Nimbu, and Piplo. They are noisy, smart, insane, and the most adorable creatures on Earth. I can spend hours and hours with them.

FYI, I also did spend hours making these truffles, because just like my birds, you have to be very delicate with the ingredients that are used in the recipes below.

The recipes are highly flexible, so you can easily adapt them according to your preferences and also depending on how many truffles you wish to make. Oh, and if you’re wondering what the 4th flavour signifies, it’s me. 🙂

My Creamy Chocolate Chip Truffles

Need I explain the usage of chocolate in something that represents me?

RECIPE

Ingredients

12-15 dark chocolate cream biscuits of your choice

1 tin (400g) sweetened condensed milk [I used 1 tin for making all the
4 flavours]

100g chocolate chips

Dark chocolate, melted, for coating the truffles

Method

Crush the biscuits using a food processor or by simply smashing them in a Ziploc bag/foil bag with a rolling pin.

In a small bowl, transfer the crumbs and slowly add the milk, just enough to make a sticky mixture. Add the chocolate chips and stir. Take small mounds and roll it in your hands to form small balls. Place these on a lined plate. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 10-second intervals at 80%. Keep checking and stirring the chocolate. Dip the balls into the melted chocolate and coat them thoroughly. Refrigerate for an hour.

Place the chocolate balls on pretty paper liners and indulge. Confession: I realised that melted chocolate is so much more delicious than the solid form.

Fio’s Oreos Truffles

Fiona means fair, white, and beautiful.

RECIPE

Ingredients

12-15 Oreos biscuits

White chocolate, melted, for coating the truffles

The same method, honestly.

The white chocolate was extremely difficult to work with, because in its melted form, it tends to seize within seconds.

Fio is a difficult bird too. She’s extremely agile.

And I’m always, sort of, after her to become comfortable with me and not run away from me. Melted white chocolate, Fio, and I will be friends one day, I’m sure.   

Nimbu’s Orange-Lemon Truffles

Nimbu is a Hindi word meaning lemon.

RECIPE

Ingredients

12-15 orange flavoured biscuits

For the lemon icing (Recipe adapted from here)

½ cup butter, softened

1 cup icing sugar, sifted

½ tsp vanilla essence

a few drops of juice of 1 small lemon

a drop of yellow food colouring

Method

For the biscuits, follow the steps written above. To make the lemon icing, mix all the ingredients in a small bowl, and stir thoroughly until it is sufficiently creamy and lemony.

Don’t you just feel like eating up Nimbu? I worked with food colouring for the first time and I loved it. Many more coloured goodies to come on Baking Utopia, for sure.

Piplo’s Nutty Chocolate-Mint Truffles

Because he’s such a nutcase, this is for him.

RECIPE

Ingredients

12-15 almond and hazelnut cream biscuits (I used Puremagic’s praline
crème biscuits)

For the mint icing

½ cup butter, softened

1 cup icing sugar, sifted

½ tsp vanilla essence

a drop of green food colouring

Piplo and Nimbu are in love and thus, the above picture. Also, these truffles look gorgeous when placed together.

Some things to keep in mind:

1) When melting chocolate in a microwave, be careful about the time. After every 10 or 20 seconds, do take out the bowl and stir the chocolate, as it will also melt at room temperature.

2) For both the icings, add the colour a drop at a time. You can always add more colour, but not reduce it. Also, depending on the amount of truffles you’re making, you can modify the icing recipe. Just remember to keep the ratio of the butter to the icing sugar as 1:2.

3) You WILL be tempted to eat the biscuits just like that. You WILL be tempted to lick all the melted chocolate off the bowl. Don’t. The truffles will be worth the wait.

You can see the nutcase hiding behind the women. Doesn’t Fio look
hypnotised here?

Finally, thank you, everyone, for the support! 🙂

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Anamica Roy says:

    The most delicious Truffles I’ve ever had!!

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    1. bakingutopia says:

      That’s too sweet of you, Anamica 🙂

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  2. divya says:

    one more like from me for these amazing choco balls

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    1. bakingutopia says:

      Thank you so much Divya!

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  3. Remya says:

    Lovely thought and yummy looking truffles! 🙂 Congrats on the 100 likes.

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    1. bakingutopia says:

      Thanks Remya!! Thanks for visiting my blog! 🙂

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