Chocolate Raspberry Truffles
Savour this delicious treat, inspired by Rachel Ray...
Things you need to know...
- 450g Chocolate, Semisweet
- 230g Butter
- 275g Caster sugar
- 5 Eggs, Large
- 125g Plain flour
- 250g Raspberries, Plump
- 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease your baking pan. Using a double boiler, melt half of the chocolate, with the butter; stir to combine.
- 2. Beat the sugar with the eggs for a minute using a whisk until bubbly. Gradually whisk in the chocolate and the flour. Using a spatula, pour the mixture into your baking pan and smooth the top. Bake for about 35 minutes and let it cool on a rack.
- 3. Using a double boiler, melt the remaining chocolate and pour it on top of your truffles. Before the chocolate sets, scatter the raspberries on top of the melted chocolate. Cut the truffles into thin, rectangular slices. Serve
Are you more of a visual learner?
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Why not add a little sparkle?
If you're feeling creative, why not add some edible gold dust to make your treat look extra special...✨✨✨
The Finished Product❤️
|Serving size: 30g|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 9 g||14%|
|Sugar 275 g|
|Protein 11 g||22%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
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FUN FACTS ABOUT BROWNIES
- There are three myths about the creation of brownies. #1, a chef accidentally added melted chocolate to biscuit dough. #2, a cook forgot to add flour to the batter. And #3 and most popular, a housewife did not have baking powder and improvised with this new treat. It was said that she was baking for guests and decided to service these "flattened" cakes to them.
- The classic brownie consists of only butter, sugar, chocolate, eggs and flour. Unsweetened chocolate is normally used so more sugar is required to balance the bitterness.
- Fudgy brownies have minimum flour and no baking powder at all. Melting the butter rather than creaming it will the sugar yields a denser, fudgier outcome.
- Cakelike brownies contain less butter and more flour than fudgy brownies as well as a little baking powder. The softened butter is creamed with the sugar rather than melted with the chocolate. Creaming incorporates air into the mixture which causes the brownies to rise higher.
- Chewy Brownies get their chewyness from adding in extra egg and a combination of different chocolates (semi-sweet and unsweetened). Put the two together with cocoa powder and the result is a rich, chewy brownie.
- Blondie brownies are made with brown sugar, butter and eggs, but no chocolate and typically have a cake like texture.
- Brownies are considered a "comfort food" where, when eaten, traditionally provides a nostalgic or sometimes sentimental feeling to the person eating it.
- Brownies have their own holiday! National Brownie Day is on December 8th this year.
Tips to make the perfect brownie
Follow these tips for...
1. Even-Textured Brownies
If you want to make brownies with an even texture, use the correct sized pan stated in the recipe. If you use a different pan, the brownies will form a different texture.
2. Moist and Chewy Brownies
If you over-bake your brownies, they will become dry. Make sure to follow the recommended baking time listed in the recipe to enjoy moist and chewy brownies.
3. Mixing Your Brownies
For better results, it is suggested to hand-mix your brownies and avoid using an electric mixer.
4. Easy Cleanup
To minimize the amount of clean up after making your brownies, line your pan with aluminum foil. Once the brownies have cooled, they will lift straight out of the pan, which makes it easier to cut into uniform squares.
5. Avoid Crumbly Brownies
Not only are crumbly brownies messy, but they also lessen the overall appearance of a fresh plate. To prevent crumbling, completely cool your brownies before cutting into squares.
6. Smooth Sides
To make brownie bars with smooth sides, make sure your treats have thoroughly cooled before cutting with a plastic knife.
7. Brownie Toppings
To add a little something extra to your brownies, there are many different toppings to consider. For starters, you can sprinkle powdered sugar on unfrosted brownie bars. Chocolate curls on top of frosted bars add a hint of elegance. Other toppings for brownies include mini chocolate chips, nuts, and colorful sprinkles for kids.
8. White Chocolate Brownies
If you’d like to make decadent brownies for your next get-together, combine 1/3 cup of coarsely chopped white chocolate and two teaspoons of vegetable shortening in a small, heavy saucepan. Melt the ingredients over low heat – making sure to constantly stir. Drizzle over your brownies.
9. Blonde Brownies
Use brown sugar and no chocolate to create a ‘blondie.’
10. A la Mode Brownies
A popular dessert offered at restaurants is brownie a la mode, which means that your treat is warmed and served with ice cream topped with whipped cream.
ALL THE PICTURES OF THE FLOW CHART AND METHOD ARE MY OWN PICTURES I HAVE TAKEN WHEN I MADE THESE TRUFFLES/BROWNIES AT HOME
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