Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Kashmiri Kahwa truffles

Drink your Kahwa and.......eat it too !!
Kahwa is an aromatic green tea beverage. This tea is made by boiling green tea leaves mixed with saffron strands, dry ginger powder, cardamom powder and some nuts to give it a nice aroma. 
I had a box of Kahwa mix lying in my pantry and thought of this combination.....

The temptation of chocolate on the outside filled with goodness of Kahwa inside will allow you to indulge with a good excuse.



Ingredients:
100 gms dark chocolate (approx.)
100 gms heavy cream
100 gms desiccated coconut (unsweetened)
2-3 tbsp instant Kahwa mix
1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
10-12 strands saffron
Handful chopped walnuts and almonds (optional)

Yields: 12-15 truffles

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 



Method:

Melt dark chocolate using double boiler.
Spoon melted chocolate into the moulds so that they are entirely filled.
Flip the mould upside down over a parchment paper, the excess chocolate will drip down.


Place the molds in refrigerator for 10-15 mins, meantime prepare the filling.
In a heavy bottom pan heat heavy cream on medium heat, add kahwa mix and dry spices.
Switch off the flame, add desiccated coconut, nuts and saffron strands, mix everything together.
Allow it to cool before filling in the molds.

Take out the molds from refrigerator and spoon the filling into the molds filling each cavity 3/4th.

Refrigerate for 30 mins till the filling is firm.
Once the filling is firm, melt the dark chocolate and coat the filling with melted chocolate covering the edges properly.


Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes, then gently pat the mold and take out the truffles.


Notes:

The Kahwa mix I'm using is sweetened, so i avoided adding any extra sugar, if you are using the unsweetened mix replace heavy cream with sweetened condensed milk.