Carob Ganache Truffles

Ganache is easy to make in the Thermomix, poured over a standard cake takes it to the next level of presentation and taste. Ganache sets hard in the fridge, I had to fiddle with the quantities to get it just right for truffles. It our Aussie heat, it can melt quickly out of the fridge and in your hands. I managed to get these to hold their shape and not go too gooey.

Carob buttons can be a little bitter depending upon the brand you buy, adding pear jam as a sweetener gave them the sweetness without making the mixture too runny. These would also be tasty with Wow butter or cashew butter in place of the jam.

There are a few different failsafe suitable toppings you can use:

Roll in Carob powder.
Melted Nestle white melts. Melt the white melts as directed on the packet, dip truffle in completely or swirl over the top (as pictured).
Roll in Red crush from hoppers.
Roll in White sprinkles from hoppers.
Dust with icing sugar (just before serving as it soaks into the balls).
Or you could leave plain.

Carob Ganache Truffles

A sweet failsafe delight to make for Christmas or gifts for loved ones.
Prep Time 25 mins
Total Time 3 hrs
Course Entertaining, Snack
Servings 24 approx.

Equipment

  • Thermomix

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g carob buttons
  • 90 g cream
  • 40 g pear jam
  • Carob powder, white chocolate or hoppers sprinkles to coat

Instructions
 

  • Place carob buttons into the Thermomix bowl. Chop for 7 seconds on speed 8.
  • Add cream and melt for 3 minutes at 50 deg on speed 3.
  • Add jam, mix to combine for 20 seconds on speed 3.
  • Pour into a bowl and place into the fridge for a few hours to set.
  • Line a tray with baking paper.
  • Using a dessert spoon, scoop ganache, roll into a ball and place on the tray. Return to fridge for another ½ hour.
  • Gently toss or coat balls in desired topping. Repeat with remaining balls. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Keyword Carob, Christmas, Entertaining, Failsafe

 

 

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