Monday, 24 February 2014

White Chocolate Jaffa Cake Truffles

White Chocolate Jaffa Cake Truffles


These White Chocolate Jaffa Cake Truffles came about because I love said Jaffa Cakes and wanted to make them even more special, if at all possible! I may have told you before, but when I was younger I was a member of the McVities Jaffa Cake Club. I received stickers and a little enamel badge (below), but that’s all I really remember. But anyhoo…



These are so easy to make it’s embarrassing. All you need are two ingredients, Jaffa Cakes and melted chocolate, plus some decoration if you want to fancy them up.

I had the idea in my head, but wasn’t sure if it would work. I blitzed the Jaffa cakes in my food processor and they mushed up into a solid dough – perfect!! I thought I may have needed to add marmalade to bind them together but they held well.

I used white chocolate to coat these, but any chocolate would work fine. If you are a total Jaffa Cake purist then you may just want to go for plain chocolate like the cakes themselves, but I liked the colour contrast. I just dropped on some orange sprinkles and popped them in the fridge to set.

What’s really nice is the cold crack of chocolate before that smashing orangey bit in the middle. Sheer indulgence!

Yield: Approx. 30 Truffles

Ingredients:
36 Jaffa Cakes
3 tablespoons Marmalade (if too dry)
225 grams melted chocolate, white, milk or plain
sprinkles for decoration

Method:
In a food processor blitz the Jaffa Cakes until they form a sticky ball. I did mine in three batches and placed them into a separate bowl.

NOTE:  I used supermarket own Jaffa Cakes and these were moist enough to form a ball. If you use McVities you will need a tablespoon of marmalade for each 12 Jaffa Cakes in the processor too.



With wet hands, roll balls – about a tablespoons worth – and place onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Transfer them to the fridge to chill for at least two hours, I left mine overnight and they were good and cold.



When chilled, melt the chocolate either with a bain marie method or in the microwave. When melted, drop each ball into the chocolate and roll until covered. Transfer these to a rack with a tray underneath it to catch any excess drips. Sprinkle on sprinkles if decorating and place back into the fridge until the chocolate sets, 30 minutes to an hour.



And it’s as easy as that. Who would imagine that Jaffa Cakes could be turned into something even more decadent and delicious?! Enjoy…


12 comments:

  1. Oh wow, those sound and look amazing. What an inspired idea Stuart! Love them x

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    1. Too easy Jac - and yet so yummy!! Cheers x

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  2. LOVE these, and also really want your badge :-)

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    1. Ah - that badge is a prized heirloom now :) You should've joined the Jaffa Cake Club like me lol!!

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  3. It's a real shame they still don't have a Jaffa Cake Club! My girls would both be signed up and I'd reap the benefits! ;0)

    These truffles really are ingenious! And look amazing! What else can we make truffles out of!?!?

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    1. Your oreo truffles (http://www.unitedcakedom.com/2014/02/a-holiday-of-love-oreo-truffles.html) looked great Lisa - I'm sure the possibilities are limitless!

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  4. I really don't remember the Jaffa Cake Club - must have been after my time. I would definitely have joined. I'm all for jaffa cake indulgence and this is definitely a fun sort of indulgence. Somehow shrouding them in white makes them seem so innocent.

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    1. Innocent but wicked Phil. Actually Jaffa cakes are quite low-cal so not too bad!

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  5. Yum. How simple are they?! I wonder if I could do a gluten free version. I always loved Jaffa cakes, but the shop-bought GF versions are just not the same.

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    1. Never tried the gluten-free variety Kate - perhaps making them into truffles might enhance them somehow?

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  6. Wait - there was a club?!! I want your badge! At uni my friend started the HuggaBuggaJaffaCake Appreciation Society - it's aims were promoting hugging and jaffa cakes!
    Love these truffles - so simple and yet so genius! Vohn x

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    1. Thanks Vohn, that sounded like a good idea for a soc!

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