White Chocolate and Strawberry Truffle LogsMakes:
As pretty little home-made edible gift from your kitchen, these sweet treats wont break the bank. You’ll need a cardboard tube from the centre of a roll of cling wrap (or something similar) to use as a mould. The rest is easy. Kremelta (Copha) is simply vegetable fat; it makes the chocolate really liquid and easy to work with. Use sparingly.
- 250g white chocolate – not compound chocolate like melts, use a tablet of white chocolate
- 1 tbsp kremelta, copha or coconut oil
- 1 tbsp oil
- ½ cup crumbled freeze dried strawberries – see tips
- 1-2 tsp liqueur such as Kirsch - optional
For the coating
- 150g white chocolate
- ½ tbsp kremelta, copha or coconut oil
- A sheet of foil
- A cardboard cylinder from the inside of a roll of foil
- A few extra flakes of freeze dried strawberry to decorate
Gently melt the chocolate and Kremelta in a heatproof bowl over a small saucepan of gently simmering water,
While the chocolate is melting use a craft knife to slice the cardboard cylinder long wise to form two semi circular moulds. Line each with foil longwise so it overlaps the sides and fold the excess up at each end to form an end to the moulds. Place on a tray and clear space in the freezer for the tray.
When the chocolate and Kremelta are completely melted, mix in the oil, freeze dried strawberries and kirsch if using. Scoop the mixture into the moulds up to the rim, and pack it in firmly, smooth over the top with a spatula or palate knife and place in the freezer for 5-10 minutes until firm.
While the logs are setting, melt the second measure of white chocolate in the same manner as the first, stirring in the Kremelta so it is a more liquid, “coating consistency”. When the logs are firm, turn them out of the moulds, remove the foil and slice into desired lengths.
Use a fork to dip the logs into the melted chocolate coating, tap off some of excess chocolate and place the dipped logs onto a sheet of foil. Scatter on a few flakes of dried strawberry for decoration, and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator till required.
You can make approx 12 mini logs depending on size or you could make fewer, larger logs to give as individual gifts if you prefer.