Here are are some recipes from my Chocolate Course at Sarah Baker’s Cookery School in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary. I was very busy talking and making sure I did not leave out a single fact that I did not take one single photo of the event! For shame :-0
Aztec Inspired Hot Chocolate
~ serves 2
20g cocoa powder
50g dark chocolate
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
Pinch of chilli (to taste)
1. Heat 400ml water, sugar and cocoa powder. Whisk until cocoa powder has dissolved.
2. Add the chocolate and whisk until emulsified.
3. Add the spices and whisk for a few minutes at simmering point.
- approx 80 truffles
250ml single cream
20g ground coffee
450 milk chocolate, finely chopped
4 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1. Add the cream into a small saucepan, stir in the coffee and bring to a simmer. Take off the heat and leave to sit for 10 minutes.
2. Put the saucepan back on the heat and bring back to simmering.
3. Strain the cream through a sieve over the chocolate and gently stir until the chocolate has melted.
4. Allow the mixture to cool and stand at room temp overnight or 4 hours in the fridge before shaping the truffles. If using the fridge, remove 15 minutes before rolling the truffles.
5. Mix the cocoa powder and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Scoop a teaspoon of the truffle mixture, shape and roll in cocoa.
6. Store the truffles in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
And here is the recipe for Baileys Truffles I mentioned.
Thank you to Sarah and Olivia for helping with the course logistics. It is daunting to go into someone else’s kitchen but they made the transition from Ennis to Cloughjordan seamless.
And a big thank you to all those who travelled from near and far. It was lovely to meet you all and please feel free to contact me with any questions … particularly if you have questions about making those all important Christmas gifts.
Margaret from Oldfarm took lots of photos so I will update this post when she gets a chance to upload them. Now given that Margaret is up t her eyes in orders for their gorgeous Christmas hams, it will not be this side of Christmas.