Monday, December 3, 2012

Scottish recipes - High School Truffles

High School Truffles
Scottish Truffles



I call these High School Truffles because, for me, that's exactly what they are

These cute little sweet treats are something I have been making since I first stepped foot in my High School Home Economics class, this was part of the recipe collection that we were given and probably the only one I still follow to this day.

Do you remember I declared myself a bit of a hoarder? Well I still have every single original High School recipe we were ever given in the class

Truffles have become a Christmas tradition in our home

I have been making these every year in December for a long time

They require the very British Digestive Biscuit, but I am thinking maybe you can use Graham Crackers as a substitute, although Digestives are getting easier to lay your hands on here in Texas, they are even in the cookie section in Walmart, yay for Walmart. What you will also need is dessicated coconut, a more popular coconut in Scotland, but I used Sweetened Coconut for this recipe, Its a little bigger than dessicated but still works fine

This is a great kid friendly recipe too, lots of fun for little hands

You will need

22 Digestive biscuits
1  Tin Condensed Milk
4oz/125g Butter
2 tbsp Drinking Chocolate/Cocoa Powder
125g/4oz sweetened Coconut


Ingredients

For topping
chocolate sprinkles
Coconut
Cocoa powder


  • Put the Digestive Biscuits into a large Zip lock bag and crush with a rolling pin until finely crumbled
Digestive Biscuits

Crush the Biscuits

Crushed Digestive Biscuits

  • Melt butter in a saucepan, set aside to cool slightly
Melted Butter

  • In a large bowl, add the digestive crumbs, coconut and cocoa powder
Dry ingredients

  • Now add the butter and the condensed milk, mix well
Add the condensed milk
truffle mixture

  • Pour the toppings onto 3 separate plates ready to roll the truffles in
toppings

  • Take a large spoonful and roll into a ball with wet hands

  • Roll the truffle around until evenly covered in the desired topping
Roll truffle in topping

  • Repeat, using more truffle mixture and a different topping, wetting hands between to stop sticking
Digestive biscuit Truffles

  • Place in refrigerator to set 
Scottish Truffle

  • Enjoy
High School Truffles

These can be stored for up to a week in the fridge

Another great topping is to cover in melted white or milk chocolate 

Hope you enjoy this blast from the past recipe any time of the year, but for me these little treats remind me so much of Christmas

Angela

Scottish word of the day - wheesht - be quiet


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13 comments:

  1. These look amazing and so simple! MMMMMMMM

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  2. YEA!!!! I'm so glad you linked this yummy post up! Thanks for sharing on the homemade holiday party.

    Marilyn
    4you-withlove.blogspot.com

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  3. MM These look soooo good! I want some!! :)
    I'm a new follower from Texans Who Blog! So nice to meet another Texan!! :)

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    Sarah

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  4. I tried to make truffles once ~ sadly I gave up. Yours look great though & I was very intrigued by the name High School Truffles! That's awesome that you still have all of those recipes! Thanks for sharing this at Mom's Test Meal Mondays!
    Oh & I voted for you in the Homemade Holiday Party! :) Good Luck!!

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  5. Wow these look AMAZING!!! New follower from the link party! Would love for you to visit me and join my site as well!

    therecipecritic.com

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  6. What a beautiful and delicious presentation!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - Hope to see you there again tomorrow with more deliciousness :)

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  7. I have been trying to find a good truffle recipe for ages, I can never resist them when I'm at one of the kids birthday parties. Probably my favourite ever sweet treat.

    I'll try your recipe out soon.

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing this. Am still in Scotland and my daughter just started secondary school, but she has not came across this great truffle recipe for me yet. I can't believe you held on to it for so long, but then again it is a great recipe even us here in Scotland still love it yet.

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing this. Am still in Scotland and my daughter just started secondary school, but she has not came across this great truffle recipe for me yet. I can't believe you held on to it for so long, but then again it is a great recipe even us here in Scotland still love it yet.

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing this. I can't believe you held onto it for all these years. Then again, it does have to be one of the best truffle recipes there is. Am in Scotland, born and bred, and this is the same recipe we used in secondary school. Sad to though I left it behind when I left school, my daughter now goes to the same school and since Scotland has adopted a healthy eating policy in all schools, they no longer are allowed to make these. So sad. So I'll make them now...thank you so much.

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    1. It is sad that they have adopted a healthy eating policy, but surely they can add in some great treats like these too? Oh well, you can show your daughter how it was done in our day, enjoy your truffles, they will taste just like you remember :)

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  11. I made these the other day in Home Economics, so not all Scottish schools have healthy eating policies!

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    1. Yay ! So glad the tradition is still alive and well in some Scottish schools :)

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