Tada! Finally we have reached the final course of my Cooking Games meal, where I cooked six different courses themed after different video games for Tim’s birthday.
The final course, to be served with coffee, was Gold Filter Truffles. I’d struggled over how to make petit fours that were connected to a game, but the Xbox game that Tim was obsessed with at the time gave me inspiration. Deus Ex has a gold sheen on screen for the majority of the play time. All I needed was some gold dust…
This recipe is based on a similar ganache to Nuclear Cookie, but with a bit of a difference. However, if it splits, you can use the same tip to rescue it – add a little hot milk.
I served these with coffee at the end of the meal, but we kept a few to snack on over the following few days. Feel free to experiment with different chocolates (milk, white, or a combo) or even different glitter colours.
Just a warning – steps 6 and 7 are insanely messy. Work as quickly as you can, coat your hands in cocoa to stop the ganache from sticking to your hands, and feel free to put the ganache back in the fridge if it melts too much.
This recipe makes 10-15 truffles, so feel free to multiply it until you get as many as you want/need.
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- 100ml double cream
- 40g light brown sugar
- 100g dark chocolate
- Edible gold glitter
1. Put your cream into a saucepan and add the brown sugar. Bring it to the boil.
2. Chop up your chocolate and put in a bowl.
3. Pour over the hot sugary cream. Let it sit for 20-30 seconds, then stir quickly until smooth and glossy.
4. Fridge the ganache for at least two hours – ideally more than four hours.
5. Once the ganache is nice and chilled… it’s truffle time! Mix together your pot of glitter with cocoa powder. Vary up the ratio to get the colour effect you want.
6. Spoon out a teaspoon of the ganache. Lightly roll it into a ball shape between your hands – do this quickly, or the ganache will melt.
7. Pop it in the glitter mixture and roll it around to coat it on all sides.
8. Place on a sheet of baking paper. Repeat for the rest of the ganache.
9. Place back into the fridge to harden for at least 15 minutes.
10. Eat before anyone else notices you made them.
And that’s it for Cooking Games! You can see the other recipes in this series here:
- Dishonoured Rats’ Tails
- Hidden Blade Salad
- Tropico Sorbet
- Conquerer’s Chateaubriand with Ye Olde Parchment Potatoes
- Nuclear Cookie
- Gold Filter Truffles
I may have finished with this series, but I have another game-themed series in mind. I’d love to hear any suggestions…
Have you played Deus Ex? Do these truffles look like they’d fit in?