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Gin and tonic truffles recipe

Our favourite drink combined with our favourite festive treat – it really is set to be the best Christmas ever! This recipe uses store-bought cakes and a few supermarket ingredients so it’s incredibly easy to make, just make sure you start it ahead of serving because it does require some refrigeration time. We think they’ll make the perfect adults-only edible gift.

25m prep
05m cook
56 servings

8 Ingredients

* 125g butter, softened

* 230g (1 1/2 cups) icing sugar

* 60ml (1/4 cup) gin

* 2 tbsp tonic water

* 1 tbsp finely grated lemon rind

* 2 x 450g madeira cakes

* 2 x 290g packets white chocolate melts

* Candied lemon peel, finely chopped, to decorate

4 Method / Steps

Step 1

Use an electric mixer to beat butter, sugar, gin, tonic and lemon rind in a large bowl until pale and creamy. Crumble in cakes and stir to combine.

Step 2

Shape level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place on a baking paper-lined baking tray. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour or until firm.

Step 3

Place the white chocolate melts in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan half-filled with simmering water (make sure the
bowl doesn’t touch the water). Stir with a metal spoon until chocolate melts.

Step 4

Using a fork or truffle dipper, coat one truffle in chocolate, tapping lightly to remove excess chocolate. Return to the tray. Decorate top with candied lemon. Repeat with remaining truffles, chocolate and candied peel. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set. Serve.

source – cooking365coza

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